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Citation From the July 6, 2020 edition of Outnumbered Overtime

HARRIS FAULKNER (ANCHOR): When the president speaks about the medical information with regard to COVID-19, how much do you think that impacts what people do in terms of how they react or how they protect themselves and their own lives? 

MIKE HUCKABEE (FOX CONTRIBUTOR): Well, I think that maybe it was a poor choice of words when he said “totally harmless." People who have had COVID would tell you it was anything but harmless, especially those that were hospitalized from it. I think that the good news, as Jonathan Serrie's report pointed out, the death rate is down significantly. That is a good piece of news. It is affecting more younger people, mainly because I think they are living a little more recklessly than some of us older birds who are still being pretty darn careful out of necessity. But I do believe that there is a sense in which people -- a combination of just not wanting to be locked down anymore, and secondly, feeling that they don't know who to trust. Because the very people who are telling them they must wear a mask now are the ones in early March and April who said, “Don't wear a mask, it's very dangerous." That was hurtful. For all the people who say, ‘well, the president shouldn't say it's harmless,’ I would also say those health people really messed up by giving mixed messages early on and then later completely reversing course.