Something amazing happened on CNN this week.
Dana Bash praised Trump over his handling of the Coronavirus, and even said he was the kind of leader that people need.
The Hill reports:
CNN’s Bash praises Trump’s tone: ‘The kind of leader that people need’
CNN’s Dana Bash lauded President Trump’s tone on Tuesday afternoon following the White House’s daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.
The network’s chief political correspondent called him “the kind of leader that people need” amid the growing crisis.
The perspective from Bash comes as coronavirus cases surge this week and more drastic measures such as school closings, quarantines, gathering bans and business shutdowns occur throughout the country.
Bash noted that Trump has struck a more measured tone in recent days while the administration has won praise from Democratic governors including California’s Gavin Newsom and New York’s Andrew Cuomo regarding its responsiveness.
“If you look at the big picture, this was remarkable from the president of the United States,” Bash said following the briefing. “This is a nonpartisan, this is an important thing to note and to applaud from an American standpoint, from a human standpoint.”
“He is being the kind of leader that people need, at least in tone, today and yesterday, in tone that people need, and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty,” she added.
Watch the video:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 17, 2020
Naturally, Bash got some criticism from people on the left for saying this.
Here she responds to one critic:
As I said in the clip you posted below, this is a moment to be non-partisan, American and human – & the TONE the president set at today & yesterday's PRESSERS were remarkably different and welcomed. That's a fact. Let's all take a breath and remember we are all in this together. https://t.co/bx9uLuvkOI
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) March 17, 2020