News In 5 Minutes

News When You Want It

They Wanted Him Dead: Nets Whine POTUS Got Cutting-Edge Medical Care



As President Trump made his way back to the White House Monday evening, the broadcast networks couldn’t hide how they wanted his weekend hospitalization at Walter Reed Medical Center to be his death bed. It was made obvious because all three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were openly complaining about Trump receiving “the very best care in the world” that was “not available to most Americans.”

The coverage on NBC Nightly News was very on-the-nose. While the network was still doing its live shot of Trump exiting Marine One on the South Lawn, chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson huffed about how, “President Trump will have a home experience unlike any other American, with access to 24/7 care, that medical suite at the residence.”

They even did a full report questioning the level of the President’s medical treatment, with anchor Lester Holt proclaiming: “many leading doctors say President Trump’s treatments are raising questions, in their minds, as some of the drugs are meant for the sickest patients.”

“Tonight, even the President’s own doctors concede they have taken a fast track approach in treating the President involving some higher-risk medications,” announced correspondent Tom Costello. He even targeted the prescription of an experimental antibody cocktail made by Regeneron:

At Walter Reed on Friday, the President was given the highest dose of an experimental antibody cocktail designed to kick start the body’s defenses. So far, there are only results on 275 trial patients. Mr. Trump received that antibody treatment under a compassionate use agreement with the company.

The accusation of special treatment forced the co-founder/president/chief scientific officer of Regeneron, Dr. George Yancopoulos to defend his company’s aid to the president of the United States. “I can assure you that there was nothing to the notion that any special relationships or anything like this. We’ve reached out, certainly, to the Biden team to offer our antibody cocktail to them,” he told NBC.

 

 

CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell was persistent with her complaints. After chiding the President for telling people not to be afraid of the virus with a survival rate between 94.6-99.997 percent (age depending), O’Donnell added: “It is also worth noting that President Trump has been receiving and will continue to receive the very best care in the world at Walter Reed, including an experimental drug therapy that is not available to most Americans.”

About 18 minutes later, O’Donnell continued to try to use the benefits of the presidential position as a wedge issue against Trump to mark elitism (Click “expand”):

O’DONNELL: One other quick question I want to ask you Dr. LaPook, is about the treatment that the President is receiving. Is he on dexamethasone, a steroid, which you pointed out, is a very strong steroid. He has also had an early dose of Regeneron, an antiviral– a monoclonal antibody. And then he is receiving a five-day course of Remdesivir. Which has received an emergency use authorization by the FDA. It is not widely available to most to the public but can be requested, of the Remdesivir. We were told he would get his fourth dose before leaving Walter Reed. It is administered intravenously and that he will get his fifth dose tomorrow at the White House.

I had heard, you know, some concern by non-doctors speculating that they wouldn’t be able to give him that at home. But he can receive excellent medical care at the White House.

Meanwhile, ABC’s World News Tonight repeatedly hounded on Trump’s comments, suggesting he only survived because of the special treatments. “It drew outrage from many immediately, who pointed out this country hit 210,000 lives lost today, and that the doctor and the President received the best health care in the world, those experimental treatments,” sneered anchor David Muir.

There was similar animosity from chief White House correspondent and anti-Trump book author Jon Karl:

After receiving some of the most advanced medical care in the world for three nights, including experimental treatments usually reserved for the most serious COVID cases, President Trump tweeted today that he is heading back to the White House, telling Americans, “Don’t be afraid of COVID. Don’t let it dominate your life.” He added, “I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

While he did acknowledge that Trump “is the president,” Muir went back to decrying Trump’s comments and huffing how he said that after “likely received the best health care in the world, those two experimental drugs, likely much more quickly than the average American would…”

The liberal media were so full of hate for President Trump that they’re openly decrying how he received the “best medical care possible.” If this were President Obama we were talking about, then they would be thankful.

Since the networks were broadcasting President Trump’s return to the White House as Special Reports, there were no commercials during their airtimes. But click here to contact a sponsor you see supporting liberal media propaganda. CBS Evening News has also asked people to “text Norah” at this number: (202) 217-1107.

The transcripts are below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s World News Tonight
October 5, 2020
6:32:36 p.m. Eastern

(…)

DAVID MUIR: The President tweeting about leaving Walter Reed, telling the American people, “Don’t be afraid of COVID. Don’t let it dominate your life.” It drew outrage from many immediately, who pointed out this country hit 210,000 lives lost today, and that the doctor and the President received the best health care in the world, those experimental treatments. Many upset with him, saying don’t be afraid of COVID in this pandemic. And we begin with our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl tonight.

[Cuts to video]

JON KARL: After receiving some of the most advanced medical care in the world for three nights, including experimental treatments usually reserved for the most serious COVID cases, President Trump tweeted today that he is heading back to the White House, telling Americans, “Don’t be afraid of COVID. Don’t let it dominate your life.” He added, “I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

(…)

6:44:33 p.m. Eastern

MUIR: Certainly hopeful this trip back to the White House will be the last trip to Walter Reed, but again, as you point out, Dr. Jha, it’s still too early to tell and we don’t know when he last tested negative, so, it’s hard to have a firm timeline here.

Dr. Jha, you know, the President also drew fire from some today when he tweeted to the American people “Don’t be afraid of COVID.” You know, we take note that 210,000 Americans have died. Today, we hit that milestone.

And many recognizing, in this country, the President likely received the best health care in the world, those two experimental drugs, likely much more quickly than the average American would, he is the president. But he did receive that treatment and a powerful steroid. A lot of people reacting to the President’s words today on a pandemic that we’re now several months into.

(…)

CBS Evening News – Special Report
October 5, 2020
6:31:20 p.m. Eastern

(…)

NORAH O’DONNELL: The President told Americans, quote, “don’t be afraid of COVID, don’t let it dominate your life.” This comes as more than 7 million people in the U.S. have contracted the virus and more than 210,000 have died from it nationwide.

It is also worth noting that President Trump has been receiving and will continue to receive the very best care in the world at Walter Reed, including an experimental drug therapy that is not available to most Americans.

His doctor says he will continue his treatment at the White House, which is equipped with an advanced medical office there. There are still very many unanswered questions, as we come on the air, about the President’s symptoms and about how sick he actually is. Among the medications he is receiving is a steroid usually reserved for the most serious cases.

(…)

6:35:16 p.m. Eastern

O’DONNELL: The President’s doctors did give additional information about the President’s vitals which sounded very good. His heart rate, his blood pressure. But we did not learn about his lung scans. Is it possible that the President has pneumonia?

(…)

6:49:04 p.m. Eastern

O’DONNELL: One other quick question I want to ask you Dr. LaPook, is about the treatment that the President is receiving. Is he on dexamethasone, a steroid, which you pointed out, is a very strong steroid. He has also had an early dose of Regeneron, an antiviral– a monoclonal antibody. And then he is receiving a five-day course of Remdesivir. Which has received an emergency use authorization by the FDA. It is not widely available to most to the public but can be requested, of the Remdesivir. We were told he would get his fourth dose before leaving Walter Reed. It is administered intravenously and that he will get his fifth dose tomorrow at the White House.

I had heard, you know, some concern by non-doctors speculating that they wouldn’t be able to give him that at home. But he can receive excellent medical care at the White House.

(…)

6:49:57 p.m. Eastern

O’DONNELL: And there the reality TV president who became famous through Apprentice and around the world has now scripted the last 30 minutes of broadcast television with a return from three days at the nation’s premier military medical center Walter Reed. And returning now to the White House.

NBC Nightly News
October 5, 2020
7:19:07 p.m. Eastern

HALLIE JACKSON: At the White House, President Trump will have a home experience unlike any other American, with access to 24/7 care, that medical suite at the residence. And while he will have to isolate himself, doctors are not ruling out he may head to the West Wing. That’s where the Oval Office is.

(…)

7:21:13 p.m. Eastern

LESTER HOLT: And tonight, many leading doctors say President Trump’s treatments are raising questions, in their minds, as some of the drugs are meant for the sickest patients. Tom Costello has that.

[Cuts to video]

TOM COSTELLO: Tonight, even the President’s own doctors concede they have taken a fast track approach in treating the President involving some higher-risk medications.

DR. SEAN CONLEY: We are in a bit of unchartered territory when it comes to a patient that received the therapies he has so early in the course.

COSTELLO: At Walter Reed on Friday, the President was given the highest dose of an experimental antibody cocktail designed to kick start the body’s defenses. So far, there are only results on 275 trial patients. Mr. Trump received that antibody treatment under a compassionate use agreement with the company.

DR. GEORGE YANCOPOULOS (co-founder, president, and chief scientific officer for Regeneron): I can assure you that there was nothing to the notion that any special relationships or anything like this. We’ve reached out, certainly, to the Biden team to offer our antibody cocktail to them.

COSTELLO: On Friday, Mr. Trump also received the first doers of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug under emergency FDA approval to treat severe COVID cases.

But most surprising, say outside experts, is that the President’s doctors also administered dexamethasone, a steroid used to keep the patient’s immune system from going into a dangerous overreaction. While it’s been shown to cut the mortality rate of COVID by 20 percent. It’s only meant for patients with severe COVID, on oxygen or a ventilator.

(…)



Source link