Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says There’s Been Much “Distasteful Cheerleading for a Health Disaster” in Coronavirus Response


Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday afternoon. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Much of the political and news media response to the coronavirus outbreak is “distasteful cheerleading for a health disaster.”

That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer said on this episode of Plain Talk.

Condemning a recent New York Times piece referring to coronavirus as “Trump’s virus,” Cramer said, “I don’t there’s any question some of the response is political.”

He does see a silver lining in the situation. “We’re getting to see what the best health care system in the world looks like,” he said. “So far there haven’t been any deaths in the United States.”

Cramer also talked about the infighting among Democratic 2020 candidates and President Trump’s recent visit to India.

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