Trump confuses 'ventilators' with 'whistleblowers' during daily coronavirus briefing

Trump confuses 'ventilators' with 'whistleblowers' during daily coronavirus briefing

Despite there being a global pandemic Donald Trump is still obsessed with his impeachment and whistleblowers, so much so that he is getting them confused with ventilators.

During Saturday's coronavirus task force press briefing the president went off on an unprecedented rant about the unnamed whistleblower after he had fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general who passed the report to Congress.

A furious Trump said:

That man is a disgrace to IGs. Let's go. Next. He's a total disgrace. He's not a Trump fan, I can tell you that. 

You know who the whistleblower is, and so do you, and so does everybody in this room, and so do I. Everybody knows.

But they give this whistleblower a status that he doesn't deserve. He's a fake whistleblower. And frankly, somebody ought to sue his ass off.

The irate president was visibly flustered at the thought of the impeachment being brought up again and couldn't even take his mind off the subject.

The very next question was about the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, being so desperate for ventilators, that he is willing to take some from the Chinese government.

Trump interrupted the reporter's question but he still clearly had the previous question on his mind. He said:

Let me tell you what he didn't say. Two very good friends of mine brought him those whistleblowers...ventilators, right?

We could probably forgive Trump if the words sounded alike but there is barely any correlation between the two, so we'll just have to put this one down to his frantic mindset right now.

Others weren't as forgiving to the president.

Cuomo signed an order this week to redistribute ventilators from certain New York hospitals after deaths in the state rose from 562 to 2,935 in just 24 hours.

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