Al Gore rips Trump's Covid-19 response: 'He's trying to gaslight the virus'

Former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “trying to gaslight” the coronavirus, in a scathing assessment of the administration’s response to the pandemic.

“He’s trying to gaslight the virus, gaslight the climate system, and they are impervious to his words. Really, our only hope is to get the best information available, and act to protect ourselves and our civilization in response,” the Democrat told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Cuomo Prime Time.”

He added: “We need leadership. We have solutions available to us if we can get the politics and the misguided propagandistic messaging from the President out of it.”

Gore’s pointed comments come as Trump continues to contradict his own health officials’ statements about the coronavirus even as the US nears 200,000 Covid-19 deaths. Earlier Wednesday, the timeline for a Covid vaccine became a major headline when Trump challenged assertions by Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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