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CNN Can't Handle The Truth

Jeff Katz
March 27, 2020 - 11:46 am

Thursday on "CNN Right Now," host Brianna Keilar repeatedly interrupted White House trade advisor Peter Navarro during an interview and when he tried to defend the administration's coronavirus response after she bashed it, she accused him of wasting people's time.

Navarro began by criticizing the Chinese government for initially covering up the virus, but that the U.S. government is prepared regardless. However, in the midst of his thought, Keilar cut him off, saying:

"But Peter, in fairness the government was clearly ill prepared for this. The government was clearly ill prepared for this. This is not something that, you know, these viruses happen and how awful they are, but they’re things that happen. Your government knew in the summer when they did a drill if this happens, this would be a problem and there was a lack of preparation, which was why we have you on to talk about the supply chain."

It was then that the interview reached a new level of contentious.