Fox News anchor Brett Baier directly contradicted President Trump on Friday after Trump stated that his comments regarding potentially injecting Coronavirus patients with disinfectant were meant sarcastically.
Baier also went on to say that Trump “clearly stepped in it here.”
As Mediaite reports:
President Donald Trump claimed today that his comments about the injecting of disinfectant were “sarcastic,” but Fox News’ Bret Baier said that’s absolutely not how it looked during Thursday’s briefing.
During Fox News’ Outnumbered, Melissa Francis brought up what the president said claiming he was “being sarcastic by posing a question to reporters, he claims that he did not ask medical experts to look into it, he was simply asking a sarcastic question.”
“Well, that’s not how it looked in the briefing, and not how it came across in the briefing,” Baier said. “What is problematic for this president is that sometimes he goes on these riffs. And when you’re dealing with medical things, statements, when you are riffing from a podium, sometimes that works great on other topics, when politics comes into play, but when riffing about possible cures or treatments, it didn’t seem like it was coming off as sarcastic when he was talking and turning to Dr. Birx on the side.”
“Obviously, this is his answer to all of that criticism. But the president does get himself into these issues. I don’t think he wants to cause any harm to anyone, obviously, and no one at home thinks, ‘You know what? I’m going to go drink bleach.’ I don’t think. But it is something that he clearly stepped in here,” Baier added.