Fox & Friends praises Trump's deranged coronavirus press conference: “It was pretty powerful, a powerful moment”

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Citation From the April 14, 2020, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): President Trump touting the hard work of Americans in flattening the curve. No doubt about it, we've sacrificed a lot to beat COVID-19. 


KILMEADE: Cases in the U.S. topping 582,000 with 2,300 deaths, but recoveries are now 4,400, and the curve is bending. It comes as the president says plans to re-open the economy are coming very soon. Griff Jenkins is live in Washington as governors look to take matters into their own hands regionally, at least in two separate places, right Griff?

GRIFF JENKINS (FOX NEWS REPORTER): Well that's right, Brian, Ainsley, Steve, good morning. Here we go, a debate is emerging over who decides when the economy re-opens, as the president prepares to release guidelines and the formation of a new council focused on the economy. He says it's him, not those state governors, who makes the final call.


JENKINS: This after coalitions from coast to coast announced regional plans for re-opening. In the northeast, New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state's turned a corner, announced partnership with six other states of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Massachusetts. Now in total those seven account for more than 325,000 cases and more than 60% of the nation's deaths. Cuomo disagrees with the president's claim of authority.


KILMEADE: I should correct myself. I said 4,400. I should have said 44,000 recoveries. And hopefully that number will continue to grow, Ainsley.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yeah, you know, I was watching that press briefing yesterday, did you guys -- I'm sure you guys saw it. The president comes out. I mean, this is like something I've never seen before. He played a video in the middle of the press conference with a timeline, because the media's criticizing him for all of his faults. And he said, look, you're the ones that downplayed this risk. And so he played a timeline of what he said back in January, what he said in February, and then what the media was saying in January, what the media was saying in February and into March. And it was pretty powerful, a powerful moment. He talked about how, or -- there was a clip in there from Gov. Cuomo, there was a clip in there from the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, praising him for his efforts and that they were all working together.