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better therapeutics than we've ever had, which is good news for every american family and we will always share what we find with the world. please set your dvr. thanks nor being with us. let not your heart be troubled. laura is next. have a great weekend. >> laura: laura ingraham. this is "the ingraham angle" from washington tonight. in moments, my medicine cabinet tells you everything you need to know about the president's prognosis and we'll lay out exactly how he's been treating. he's been watching us from the start of this pandemic. we know this is insight you won't get anywhere else on television tonight. raymond arroyo has sifted through some of the more disappointing and the ugliest commentary following the president's diagnosis. we expose it and including worst offendsers ahead. first, the president keeps fighting. that's the focus on tonight's
that i attended was two night before the last election in 2016. the fair grounds at leesburg, virginia. this was an event that was i guess thrown together kind of at the last minute. it was the last stop in a five-state one-day swing for the campaign. now, not many people thought that donald trump would win back then especially in the increasingly liberal commonwealth of virginia. but they came out. i'm talking thousands and thousands of people waited hours and hours. they were trudging through this very cold night over this dirt road to get to the fair grounds. they knew about 2,000 people could get in. they waited until midnight when donald trump finally arrived. i have never seen anything like it. i knew that night that he would
win. i said so. i knew it was something very special. those people in virginia back then, they were making a statement, taking a stand for the country they loved. now the president, he's never gotten much credit for how much love and how much admiration he's inspired among his millions of supporters. sometimes we get wrapped up in what i do feel, get wrapped up and watching every moment of cable television or reading every tweet or everything on social media. and you would think that to read some of this that donald trump has only triggered anger and resentment especially the last six months. but for millions of us, he's been a champion for the middle class. he's been a carolina for working
families like the family i came from in new england. and those people haven't seen much of a real wage increase since about the year 2000. and then trump came along. for about 30 years, conservatives were promised so much by so many politicians and too many of them just failed to deliver. but on issue after issue, he has delivered whether we're talking about fighting for the steel workers in pennsylvania or taking on china and trade negotiations or enforcing the border. bringing our troops home, fighting for peace in the middle east. standing up for life. he's already achieved an enormous amount for us and he says he's just getting started. the idea in the end, right behind this thought, this understanding of democracy is that voters through elections can actually make a difference. they can change policy.
trump's america first agenda did change policy. it's a real threat. it's a threat to the globalists that amassed enormous power and fortunes on the backs of the american workers. many of those people who are opposing trump today, the really wealthy ones and the connected ones, they have bet big on china. so naturally they're fiercely fighting against trump's re-election. the president is undeterred. you think about how much he's endured in the five years since he came down that golden escalator announcing his presidential run. he's come under investigation, he's been unlawfully surveilled, they tried to -- they impeached him, ride to convict him. he's been accused of everything there racism to xenophobia. i've known him 20 years and none of it is true. none of it. he and his family have been
vindicated time and time again. while his accusers have never been held to account for the lies and the false charges that they keep levelling. yet despite all this, despite all that he's gone through and now of course as a positive covid patient, he's never stopped working day and night to achieve a more stronger, more secure america for millions and millions of you who thought you had been left behind. so watching donald trump watch to marine one was very emotional for so many of us who have seen him as the indispensable man in the fight for us to maintain our freedoms and our way of life. i know president trump is not catholic but today it's a feast of guardian angels.
everybody is praying for his speedy recovery and those angels are waving over him tonight. so while you're recovering, mr. president, don't worry. we'll take up the slack. because you fought for us. do not fear for a moment. because now we're going to fight for you. that's the angle. we now want to focus on the medical questions behind the president's diagnosis. what treatments he might be getting now and in the future and what else might lie ahead. to sort us through it, we have dr. stephen smith and dr. rami and we have a senior fellow from the stanford institute for economic policy research. dr. smith and dr. osqu, you have
been with us since the beginning. tell us what lies ahead for the president? >> what he's gone through today is a series of tests. i expect he's gotten extensive blood work, looking at ldh. common predictive indices to give us a sense of how severe his case is. he will get supportive care, possibly a chest ct scan and he will rest. something he allergic too. that will give us a sense of his prognosis going forward. >> laura: president trump put out this video statement tonight. >> i want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. i'm going to walter reed hospital. i think i'm doing very well. but we're going to make sure that things work out. the first lady is doing very well. so thank you very much. i appreciate it. thank you. doctor, what do you see in that video? does that give us any sense of
his condition or does he look okay? some people thought he looked pale. goodness, we were relieved to see him. >> yeah, he's holding up all right from what i understand. from the reports he's had a mild fever and cough, which are mild symptoms really for covid and especially for someone his age with covid. he looked like a mild case of covid at this point. >> laura: dr. smith, this is what cnn's dr. sanjay gupta said about the possibility of president trump taking hydroxychloroquine again. watch. >> hydroxychloroquine in the past or he said he had, is that something that if he wanted to take he would be given? >> if i were his doctor, i'd say this does not offer any benefit. i wouldn't be the doctor that would prescribe it. who prescribed it to him last time without any medical evidence, you know, it happened, so could it happen again? possibly. he shouldn't do that.
>> laura: dr. smith, i don't know how many covid patients sanjay gupta has treated the past six months. i know you treated over 200. >> over 200 now. probably 75, 40 more outpatient. we have our own data. we're working on gathering the da data. we know it works. the combination works. we use extended doses compared to the trivial dose that has been tested and reported on many times in this country. plenty of da to to support hydroxychloroquine's efficacy in covid. it's easier to show a trial doesn't work. show that an agent doesn't work than to show it works. there's plenty of trial showing that hydroxychloroquine works.
dr. gupta, i don't -- it's tough for me to take him seriously. >> laura: dr. smith, this is a statement of the white house physician about what the president is taking. following the pcr confirmation of the president's diagnose, as a precautionary measure, he received regeneron's anti-body cocktail. in addition, he's been taking zinc, vitamin d, melatonin and a daily aspirin. doctor, what are your thoughts on this treatment and especially the regeneron? we don't hear that he's taking hcq, which is interesting. >> yeah. the regeneron medication is new. it appears at this point to reduce sometimes side effects. the risk there is that there's very little risk in terms of a side effect of the drug. what is notable, the use of
vitamin d and zinc and pepcid. all of these drugs are very beneficial in covid patients. in fact, vitamin d specifically has been shown to be depleted in patients with the most severe cases. it's a lost opportunity to press patients that are healthy to take vitamin d and replete themselves and zinc as well. it's a good cocktail. >> doctor, a lot of chatter about the president's comorbidity today. >> there's concerns at the highest level of the federal government about the president's possible comorbidity, his age, his health. >> let's call a spade a spade here. president trump is 74. he's a high risk group. he's a man in a high risk group. >> we know the features carry a high risk of running into trouble. >> laura: doctor, the president is in a high risk category.
even over the age of 70, there's a 94.6% survival rate for patients over that age and the president is getting supreme care. >> yeah, that's accurate. and those data come from serum prevalence studies. how many people have been affected by covid and how many people die from it. he's in a high risk group but still even with that, there's a very high chance of survival. 95% absolutely. >> laura: dr. smith, again, in seeing what is being said today about the president's culpability and allowing this situation to reach the point where it is today where he ends up in the hospital, just your thoughts on that as someone who has seen so many patients since the beginning of this pandemic. >> what did he do? he went out and did his job and
interacted with people. that's what i do, colleagues like me do every day. nurses do this. ems squads do this. we put ourselves in front of patients every day. apparently president trump and his campaigning did similarly. we have to face this disease. it's there. going to be around for a while. it's not what it was. we understand it more. we have treatments that work. we have to acknowledge those treatments. we have risk factors that are clear. we know what they are and have to identify those people at risk and protect them more. we have to deal with this head on. we can't go in a bunker and stay there. i wasn't super anxious to go in the first covid patient's room either but i did. >> laura: a great point that dr. smith just made. the president like all of these 0 them people, he's an essential worker. the american people need to see their president. this is not like kim jong-un who
appears every two months. writes a script to make himself look good. he has to be out with the people. >> i think absolutely. what you see is really the general that goes to the front lines and fights with the troops. he says we should get to work, we need this economy working and he works. he's not the general that sits in the cafe in paris and telegraphs to the front lines you need to do this, you need to do that. he's one of us. he's one of these people that are really engaged in the economy and the world. not hiding in his basement. i think it speaks very well of him. i think it really should be a shining light for all of us. >> sean: doctor, the -- again, this idea that somehow this was all preventible, cnn was over and over again beating that drum tonight. watch. >> in the case of hope hicks, if
she was symptomatic wednesday, it's likely she was most contagious in the two to three days before you become symptomatic. this is really concerning. didn't need to happen if basic public health protocols had been followed. >> doctors, to the point of contact tracing and tracking with a disease that has 40% asymptomatic cases in a 14-day infection or incubation period, how do you -- how would you put in these protocols on a national basis and have it be effective? >> it's interesting. the white house, in order to see the president or the vice president you have to get tested. everyone that sees him is tested. these kind of protocols that we just heard about are not possible everywhere. even with these protocols, the president got infected. is kind of protocols that people
are talking about to stop the disease don't work. they just don't. you can see it in how widespread the disease is. it's sort of glib to say that the president should have put in more protocols when in fact a huge number of protocols were in place and they -- in some sense they failed. so i think that -- that's a lesson for the rest of us. you put on a mask, you think you're safe but you're not safe. the mask doesn't protect you from getting a disease other than guaranteeing you won't spread it either. six feet distance, there's some -- type. it's reasonable that if your public health authorities are telling you to do. there's no guarantee. it will spread. the good news is that it is not as deadly as people think it is. the president who has all of these risk factors has a 95% survival. more kids have died from the flu
this year than from covid. it's a disease we should take seriously but at the same time live our lives. >> laura: dr. smith, on that point, again, from the very beginning, you've taken a very cautious and very pragmatic approach to this from the over the counter medications that people can take to keep themselves healthy, good data on vitamin d 3 and zinc taking supplements every day for most americans. the panic being sown for political reasons is really reprehensible today. >> it is. you know, what it's doing is dissuading people from getting tests. i've had colleagues that called me after being exposed to a loved one or somebody positive or in a meeting in jersey recently.
you discourage people as far as quarantine if you're exposed to someone sick. you never see that. doesn't make sense. you're doing the opposite of what we need. need open testing a pragmatic approach and you need more and more testing of those exposed, not quarantined. they have practices for sure but what that impact will do, the negative consequence, unintended consequence of quarantines, nobody will get tested. the last thing we want. >> laura: the media made sure, doctor, to lash out at the president for not following their orders. >> this is tragic. the president bears so much responsibility for this given the way he has talked about masks. >> irresponsible. totally unethical. >> didn't need to happen. >> president trump rarely wears a mask. he's held large rallies.
>> now we're seeing the real world imply cases. >> laura: doctor, usually after big events the media tells us there's going to be super spreading. right? it's going to be a super -- every event that the president has ever gone to, ever attended has been a super spreader event. it's rarely if even borne out. so the fact that it took him this long to get a positive test, that in and of itself should be -- i was reading one doctor, re-assuring to people. he's met thousands and thousands of people over the last six months. >> he has. he's shaken hands with -- at the military academies, out in the world, traveled broadly. this is someone who has actually engaged the world and asked us to do the same cautiously. he walked out, wearing a mask. we see him wearing a mask.
americans understand these are risk issues. he's taken almost every precaution. this happens. life is risk. you have to learn to grade it. in terms of his own health and well-being, i suspect he will do well because of it. >> laura: doctor, somehow in this country we've gotten to the point and a lot of it is media driven and politically driver that we can eliminate all risk in life. where no one will ever get sick if we do this, that or the other thing and nobody dies of anything except covid. i don't know how we got there. but we're here. >> yeah. it's really unfortunate that people are starting to think -- if you think on one risk alone, you'll end up taking many other risks that you didn't know you were taking. i've seen people more afraid of covid than cancer.
they won't go to the doctor to get chemotherapy because they're so afraid of covid. everything we do in life involves trade-offs. thinking about those trade-offs is part and parcel of how we live our lives. here we have a good lesson in understanding that we have to live our lives through those trade-offs, not cower in our bunker because of risks that we don't realize we're taking as a result. >> laura: dr. smith, don't you think we terrorized children about covid? my own kids, i don't want to get covid. you're fine. but children are terrified. >> yeah. you know, i was at the house where a neighbor lives. we did some testing locally. this girl was six years old. i called her dad. known him for 30 years. he said okay. she back flipped. so excited to get tested.
she's the exception. most kids are extremely afraid of it and the impact of masks on 2, 3, 4-year-olds. you don't know. of course, there's the risk of being tased. that can happen, too. the one thing about the mask that bothers me, we don't know what they do. there's no data to say that they protect you this way and that way and this mask more in this way, this situation. the masks just don't have data. i don't care if you wear a mask. understand, we don't know if it does anything for you. again, the cdc has alluded to recommended them in case you were a asymptomatic carrier that you did spit out particles with covid to people around you. that's not proven at all. the masks don't filter. so we don't know if they do anything. it's a false sense of security. >> laura: biden was touching his mask today while he was speaking. >> that's a mask off.
when i go to a covid person's room, i have a mask on. i take it off and throw it away. that's why we were taught that precaution. it's a false sense of security. >> laura: panel, this is such a great conversation. could not think of three better people to have open tonight. thanks so much. and breaking flus, just moments ago, kellyanne conway testing positive for covid-19. she tweeted my symptoms are mild like cough. i'm feeling fine. i have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic. we're going to monitor any developments that come throughout the hour of course. for months we've been told that massive amounts of testing was the only way to beat this virus. as we just said, trump's diagnosis seems to fly in the face of that narrative.
yet there was joe biden earlier today. >> we need regular testing with results turned around rapidly. those that test positive need to participate in contact tracing so everyone who may have been exposed can get tested themselves. >> laura: the author of unreported truths and lockdowns, alex barrenson is with us tonight. so the lesson here, viruses find a way no matter what amount of testing we. have at the white house, they have the most testing that you can have. anyone that comes in direct contact with the president is tested. so can testing and contact tracing really work with this type of disease that has so much asymptomatic spread? >> well, it's a very interesting point you raise, laura. japan, for example, and taiwan, these east asian countries have
done almost no testing and they have had fewer deaths from the virus than almost anywhere else in the world. people are arguing about why that might be. almost sometimes seems like if you don't test, you don't find the virus and you don't find the consequences from the virus. for contact tracing, that is something else that the public bureaucracy has pushed for hard. unfortunate ply in the real world, people don't want to respond to contact tracers and answer the phone if they've had a positive test. they don't want to tell the tracer whose they have been in contact with. when the tracers reach out, many of those people will not answer the phone either. so contact tracing doesn't seem to work very well in the real world. certainly doesn't work well when a virus is widespread. one of the things that i have said to you before is unfortunately we're looking for the magic bullets and the virus
spreads. it spreads whatever we try to do. there's ways to slow the spread. aside from harsh lockdowns, there doesn't seem to be anything we can do meaningfully slows the spread in terms of government activity. telling people to stay six feet away, wash their hands, telling people you know, if you're sick, don't go out, those this insurance make a difference. the big government programs haven't seem to make much difference. >> laura: alex, that's where we're headed under president biden. all of his top advisers are pushing a national lock down. that's -- when you press them on a national strategy, say say the things that trump has already done and mask mandate. masks forever. never take them off. then they say where necessary, whatever they call it, isolation lock down. what will that do to a society, alex? what is happening to europe with the lock downs?
disaster. >> i mean, absolutely. lock downs certainly crush the economy. even in the u.s., you can see the difference between states that have had harsh lock downs and those that have not. the other thing the experts say, the economy can't recover if people are scared. that's not true at all. across the sunbelt, the economies this summer recovered strongly despite the fact that there was a lot of virus and a lot of panic borne from the rest of the media trying to scare people. you know what? places that did not recover? places like hawaii. most people are willing to live with this. they have after six months, they have some idea what the risks really are to them. obviously they're watching too much msnbc and cnn. you don't have a real idea what the risks are. most people do. the who, dr. mike ryan said today, a quote, the who estimates that 750 million people have already gotten and
recovered from the coronavirus. if that is true, if that number is right, the death ratio is about -- it's 1 in 750. which is a little higher than an average seasonal flu year. so what that says is if that number is right and that's not my number, the who number, this virus is quite contagious in some places, more than the flu but marginally more deadly than the flu. of course, that story, that statement, got no attention. by the way, we'll see what happens when the who do pick up on this if the who tries to walk that back as they walked back so many other statements in the past. >> laura: alex, what has been really disturbing throughout the six months is of course -- it's a tragedy, a lot of heart ache and suffering out there. but the level of misinformation and accusations being levelled at you, forget me, i always get
it, i'm used to it now, bounces off me but people trying to put out the data. stephen smith has treated 240 covid patients. he might know more than dr. fauci who has never treated a covid patient and he declares x, y and z. >> i quote reputable science, government data. you may disagree with me and may say even at the levels of sickness and death that we're talking about, we need to lock down, need to prevent anybody from getting this illness, i don't agree with that. i think that that will have so many -- as you're medical panel said, that will have so many follow-on effects that if we focus on one variable, we're ignoring the cost to our society. don't call me a liar. i quote the data to the best of
my ability. i read a ton about this and talk to a ton of people about this. if i make mistakes, they're inadvertent. i've been shocked on people on the left are dismissing arguments that they don't like. >> laura: it's like they're using the pandemic as a political weapon instead of this is a tragedy, how can we manage it, what is the data and how can we minimize the risk. we can't destroy the country because of a virus. we can't do that. >> and destroy children's lives. >> laura: yeah. >> that's the worst part of this, what we have done to children. >> laura: we were talking about it. especially the most at-risk kids, minority kids, kids. thanks, alex. and in moments, we'll have the latest updates on the president's condition. kevin corke is standing by at walter reed and he joins us next. don't miss it. stay there.
>> laura: let's go live to walter reed medical center where president trump is. his staff says he was flown there earlier out of an abundance of caution. kevin corke has more. kevin? >> the president resting comfortably here at walter reed. as you mentioned, out of an abundance of caution, he made his way here. we don't know how long the president will be here at walter reed. could be 48 hours, could be 96 hours. we know that he's expected to continue to do the work of the american people. so in addition to the testing and not just the battery of tests but more treatment, he will continue to work here. in fact, there's fully complimented office suite set up for the president. there's a great deal of concern for the president and the first lady who has you know who has tested positive for covid-19 as have another of other luminaries in the president's orbit.
kellyanne conway has tested positive for covid-19. she says her symptoms are mild with a light cough and she's feeling fine and she's beginning to quarantine process in consultation with her physicians. we'll continue to monitor how the president does and as we get more information naturally we'll pass it along to you and the nation and the world for that matter. hoping the president and the first lady and others will recover. >> laura: thanks, kevin. and it's not unusual for the president to -- any president to get sick or have health problems. they're human. we forget that. the president's diagnosis seems to have taken on historic importance and many are drawing parallels with ronald reagan's brush with death. we have more about that story with craig. wonderful to see you tonight. put this moment in some
historical context for us. >> well, i guess i remember 1981 very clearly. washington was in a complete uproar. the nation was in an uproar. you didn't know what had actually happened at the hilton that day, that lunch when reagan gave that labor day lunch. when hinkley shot him and jerry parr through reagan in the back of the limousine, reagan didn't know he was shot. he thought he cracked a rib. he saidierry get off of me. he sat up in the back of the limo. and parr saw that the foamy blood was coming from his lips. he ordered it to go to george washington hospital. probably that decision that saved reagan's life. reagan was bleeding internally
and his lungs were filling in blood. he could have drowned in his own blood if they went to the white house. the day was a disaster in terms of communication. frank reynolds and announced the death of jim brady and had to retract it while on national television. >> laura: craig, to bring it to a parallel to today, of course, question didn't have social media in 1981. thank god. a better time. >> yes. >> laura: we didn't have social media. take to us present day and how the recriminations and the nastiness. that might have happened in 1981. they hated reagan in 81. might have happened if they had social media. >> yeah. well, here's the way i best contrast 1981 with today, laura. ten o'neal, who was reagan's
bitter enemy slipped in the back of the george washington hospital that evening on no media, no cnn no, "washington post." by himself. he took reagan and held him by the hand. he got on his knees and together they recited the 23rd psalm. he kissed reagan on his forehead and said don't take this one. true bipartisanship. i remember when reagan spoke to the congress six weeks after his -- the assassination attempt and the rousing recession he got from both sides of the aisle. there was more comedy, more getting along to go along. more trying to find common ground in those days than today. no doubt about it. there's more hate in the atmosphere today than there was in 81.
people hated ronald reagan. >> laura: yeah. today the l.a. times published a disgusting piece. craig, close out on that. >> well, laura, it's symptomatic of what -- the atmosphere we live in today. you know, sometimes these fights remind me of a high school fight. the fights are so bitter because they're over really little things. i guess the best thing is that for trump to do and the white house to do is project an image. walk to the helicopter was important today. it signalled to the american people the affairs in washington, the affairs of government go on. even though he's sick, he projects the image of strength. just lake reagan did walking into the hospital. >> laura: craig, thanks. cnn reported earlier tonight
that the president was short of breath. a senior administration official tells fox news that's not just wrong, it's down right disgraceful. let's bring in our second medicine cabinet for some perspective. dr. scott jensen, physician in minnesota state senator, dr. williams grace, oncologist and dr. orlov. dr. grace, let's start with you. how irresponsible is it to push out this information to the nation? >> it's disgraceful. you don't know what his pulse is and respiratory rate is. when he went to the helicopter, he didn't look extreme. i think it's reckless. >> laura: dr. jensen, you and i have discussed many times before the media's almost sometimes seeming to delight there bad
covid news. your reaction from the day's events. >> that's right. it's irresponsible. i know when i had covid-19 disease about six weeks ago, i thought my allergies were kicking up and four or five weeks later when i found out that someone i had been close to tested positive, i converted the a positive igg anti-bodies. this is a disease that 90% of the people don't know they had or mistake for something else. president trump has told us, he's got a low grade fever, having conversations with his doctor. for media to step in and elevate symptoms and conjure things up plays poorly with the public and part of what is fracturing the trust with the public, which is not buying it. >> laura: dr. gupta, he was not impressed with the president's treatment regimen. >> in no case i have i heard of
a patient getting an experiment tall infusion of a cocktail anti-body. is that something that they're seeing in the lab work, his oxygen level. why is the president getting a therapeutic and many other people across the country are probably wondering why not me? this smells dangerous. there's no clarity on why they're doing what they're doing. >> laura: by the way, they didn't reveal dr. orloff that vin gupta is an adviser to the biden campaign. so this anti-body cocktail was a courageous decision. so your thoughts on who you just heard. >> i think it's a very courageous decision to try
something promising and new. the president opened the venue for that. you can try something new if you sort of have disease that is lethal. why not let it happen? i think it was a courageous decision here. i'm not saying the president is at risk. i think as we mentioned, spoken many times about he's not at risk. he's cardiovascular status is perfect. we don't know of any illnesses. the viral load and this cocktail of anti-bodies, it reduces the viral load. improves immunity. why not use it? >> laura: dr. grace, everything we know about how it seems that this coronavirus seems to have weakened given the hospitalization rates that are declined across most of the country. there's upticks here and there and the mortality and number of
deaths have gone down. that is giving people re-assurance tonight. >> yeah, people are reading about the disease and looking at the data coming on the mainstream media and even on this media that there's a number of things that people can do to protect themselves. the ingestion of vitamin d and over the counter doses appears to lower the risk of getting covid-19 at least symptomatically by 77%. and then there's the published data on the university of cordoba in spain which used prescription strength of vitamin d, 50,000 units on the inpatient manifest station of this disease and found that it dramatically reduced the risk of death to zero and dramatically reduced the 50% icu burden down to 22%. i know the president is taking that dose. >> laura: vitamin d and zinc
seem to be wonderful over the counter. i want to go to dr. jensen. you had covid six weeks ago. a lot of people trying to find humor in this difficult time for the country and the president's family. now that he has been infected with the coronavirus, it's highly unlikely that any time soon he would be at risk again. so there's all sorts of memes going around that trump is superman that god willing he emerges from this. >> a great point. i know a man was 85 years old and hospitalized. he came out and on six liters of oxygen. he's totally recovered. he asked if he could have his antibodies checked. i said that's not a bad idea. i've ben doing that with some other patients.
news update on president trump's condition from house minority leader kevin mccarthy who tweeted i just got off the phone with president trump. he was upbeat and appreciates all of the prayers and support from everyone. our president is strong and will beat this virus. just moments later. white house chief of staff mark meadows sent out the message saying the president saw the scenes of the supporters outside of walter reed medical center waving trump flags and true to fashion sent his chief of staff to hand out presidential chocolates to his supporters to thank them. he saw the scene while watching the "angle." i am glad he is watching our show to get an update on how the supporters are reacting to the news of his hospitalization. the media reaction to the
president's covid-19 diagnosis has been outrageous. raymond arroyo is tracking it all. >> well, it was sad and distressing to watch how some of the media reacted to this moment. they blamed the president's positive covid diagnosis on the president. watch. >> his own dereliction is partly to blame for this. he chose to go to rallies and down play masks and not use social distancing. called it a hoax. >> he is morbidly obese. >> the president is learning you can't argue your way out of this pandemic. >> the president's positive test comes after months of a dangerous gamble. downplaying covid-19 and minimizing the dangerous of the virus. >> this is score settling and
political commentary from reporters and anchors. it's nasty and petty. as your doctors demonstrated earlier, it's untrue. deaths are down and hospitalizations are way down. he is not underplaying it. you know from going to the white house, they test everyone going in. it shows how this virus mutated. it's very infectious but not as lethal. >> laura: the message from mark meadows. the president is in the hospital with covid. sees supporters out in front of the hospital live on the show and send me out to give trump chocolate kisses to them for the love and support they are sending his way. from mark meadows. you can see the video of them being handed chocolates. that makes me hungry. that's typical of trump. >> some on the far left took the
president's covid diagnosis to the aburd. this is an athiest feminine retirement. >> it's like a mass shooting where the gun turns the gun on himself. this is a crime scene. >> i can't follow this. trump is a mass murderer for contracting covid. former obama staffer tweeted it's been against my moral identity to tweet this for the past four years but i hope he dies. think of the brazen viciousness of comments like that. how is it that what we are
seeing they reveal how partisan they are and wish death on the president. that blinds everything else and removes humanity. >> laura: i like to think of the chocolate kisses going out to supporters. in bad situations, tragedies and difficulties and hardships, you see what people are made of. we had a president who decided america has to continue. we can't lose the country because of a virus. we have to go back to living with precautions. he's the ultimate essential employee. >> he's been sensible about covid but not over-reacting. when he emerges, people will say look he went through this and he is continuing to work.
and remember the stories that donald trump and melania are not together? they live separate lives. they were both diagnosed can covid and barron was not. that narrative was blown to hell with this decisionis which people might have missed. i didn't. >> laura: of course you didn't. we will make sure you get hersh hershey's kisses. a supreme court smacked down a judge's power grab. this court asserts with respect to the fundamental propositions of our constitution and to the public --... >> that's all of the time we have
tonight. prayers to president trump and his family. shannon bream and the fox news @ night team take it all from here. hug your family. have a good weekend. pray for this president. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> shannon: welcome to fox news @ night. i am shannon bream in washington. here is where we stand right now. the president is under observation at walter reed medical center outside of washington, d.c. his son donald trump junior said the president is keeping busy with the affairs of states including calls with senators over stimulus talks. he was sent to walter reed out of an abundance of caution with