CNN’s Dana Bash calls Trump “the kind of leader that people need” at press conference

CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash made the following point on CNN:

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Citation From the March 17, 2020, edition of CNN’s Right Now with Brianna Keilar

DANA BASH (CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT): But if you look at the big picture, this was remarkable from the president of the United States. This is a non-partisan — this is an important thing to note, and to applaud from an American standpoint — from a human standpoint. He is being the kind of leader that people need, at least in tone, today, and yesterday, in tone that people need and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty.

But big picture, the fact that the president has been, you know, convinced to be different — whether it was Chris Christie's op-ed asking him to do it, whether it was Newt Gingrich sitting in Italy watching firsthand what's happening, or his friends at Fox News who have changed their tone. You know, probably all the above is what happened. But it is so important to hear him strike that tone of calm, and of understanding of how incredibly dire this is.

Later in the afternoon, Bash elaborated:

Bash's argument was in stark contrast to how CNN reporter Daniel Dale live-tweeted Trump's remarks: