Washington Post Editorial Board: Mike Pence Destroys Own Credibility With Pandemic Spin
The Washington Post editors have clarified what they think of Vice President Mike Pence's response to the coronavirus pandemic as head of the White House Task Force to Combat the Public Health Crisis.
"Mike Pence is a case study of irresponsibility," the newspaper's board said in a column published on Wednesday. The play criticized Pences' widely condemned Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, in which he stated that the United States "wins the battle against the invisible enemy."
COVID-19 has killed more than 119,000 people nationwide, and several states are now registering record numbers of new infections after loosening their home orders to slow the spread of the virus.
The Post's board of directors noted how public health crisis manuals highlight the importance of transparency and the need for civil servants to maintain public trust.
"You shouldn't be too reassuring and should be open about risks and unexpected events," the board wrote, noting some of the many ways that Pence and President Donald Trump have not done so.
"The pandemic is still raging," she warned. "Mr. Pence and Mr. Trump try to tell their own recovery story and destroy their own credibility by ignoring reality. The American people know that this is no reason to celebrate. "
Read the full editorial here.
A HuffPost guide to coronavirus
Stay up to date with our live blog as we report on the COVID-19 pandemic
7 important tips for couples in quarantine
What you need to know about face masks now
How to determine if you need to start online therapy
Have you lost your job due to corona virus? Here's what you need to know:
Parenthood during the Coronavirus Crisis?
The HuffPost guide to working from home
What coronavirus questions are you currently dealing with? We want to help you find answers.
Everyone deserves accurate information about COVID-19. Support journalism without Paywall - and keep it free for everyone - by becoming a HuffPost member today.
Also on HuffPost
Do you love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
You should check here to buy the best price guaranteed products.
From Machine Gun Kelly’s Surprise Set to Journey, Here Are the Most Memorable Lollapalooza Moments
See The Heartwarming Moment 2 Olympians Decided To Share A Gold Medal
Seth MacFarlane Rips Fox Over Tucker Carlson, Wants 'Family Guy' On 'Any Other Network'
The It List: Paris Hilton has a new cooking show, Luke Bryan is looking back on his roots and more pop culture highlights for the week.
Little Island in NYC ‘turned out far better than I had hoped,’ Barry Diller says
Gold medal hopeful Sandi Morris breaks pole, injures hip in Olympics pole vault qualifying