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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Sharyl Attkisson's interview with President Donald J. Trump ^ | 05/24/2020 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 05/24/2020 8:30:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

The following is a transcript of Sharyl Attkisson's interview with President Donald J. Trump on "Full Measure." A link to the video is below.

Sharyl: Thank you for being on our program.

President Trump: Well, thank you.

Sharyl: Do you think that coronavirus has been as transformative to our country as 9/11 was?

President Trump: Well, I think the concept of 9/11 was, it was a little more direct. It was a hit by terrorists. But this is a hit. It came out of China, whether we like it or not, it came out of China. It could have been stopped. It came all over the world, but it didn't really go to China. They stopped their planes going into China, but they didn't stop their planes and their traffic going into the rest of the world, including the United States and Europe, and Europe is decimated. And you look at what happened all over the world, 186 countries. So now it's a very terrible thing and they could have stopped it if they wanted to, they could have stopped it. Either it was incompetent or they didn't want to, both are not very acceptable, by the way.

Sharyl: Can you take us to the moment when you remember first hearing about the highest projections? We're talking millions, and we had not been told that yet in the public, but I assume you were told that first. Were you thinking, how is this to be believed? Was it startling and frightening?

President Trump: So I was hearing millions of people, and it would have been millions of people if we didn't shut down. Now, would I shut it down again? No, because we understand it now much better. We didn't know anything about it, it was new, it was fresh.

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1 posted on 05/24/2020 8:30:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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Good interview. Nice to read real reporting.

2 posted on 05/24/2020 8:39:33 PM PDT by broken_clock (Go Trump!)
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3 posted on 05/24/2020 8:49:47 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" don't)
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“Nice to read real reporting”.

Indeed. It is why real reporters such a Sharyl have been exiled from their former MSM employers and forced to forge their own paths. With the MSM there is but one perspective. One “truth”. Dare to deviate from their Leftist Group Think and they ostracize you, demonize you, attempt to destroy you, and then throw you out.

4 posted on 05/24/2020 8:50:47 PM PDT by ocrp1982
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5 posted on 05/24/2020 8:59:37 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Some of these people, I met them -- zero interest, Okay? Like zero." -- Donald J. Trump)
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24 May: UK Sun: LAB SCANDAL Scientist says coronavirus ‘uniquely adapted to infect humans’ and Wuhan lab must be probed over claims it leaked virus
by Jon Lockett
A WORRYING scientific report claims coronavirus is “uniquely adapted to infect humans” raising fears it may have been made in a Chinese lab.
A team of top researchers have now said those looking into the origins of the outbreak should probe the possibility it “leaked” from a science hub in the city of Wuhan.

Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, who headed the Australian team, said the virus was not typical of a normal animal-to-human infection as it had the “exceptional” ability to enter our bodies immediately.
And the expert said the “remote” possibility it may have somehow escaped from a testing lab could not be ruled out...
Today’s reports come after it was claimed analysis of mobile phone data showed the Wuhan lab shut down in October...

24 May: Yahoo Australia: ‘Designed for humans’: Aussie scientists make disturbing new coronavirus claims
by Nick Whigham
Speculation about the origins of the novel coronavirus continues as Australian scientists insist the possibility it came from a lab can’t be ruled out.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which results in the COVID-19 disease, binds to human cells more potently than any of the tested animal species using the computer modelling, including bats.
“Which argues against bats being a direct source of the human virus,” says lead author professor Nikolai Petrovsky.

In a paper published this month, but yet to be peer reviewed, the Australian scientists pointed to a number of reasons why the virus became so well adapted to humans, such as convergent evolution after exposure to human cells, rare mutations that mix two species genes, and exposure to human cells very early in the pandemic.

But they say it’s impossible, at this point, to rule out the hypothesis that is was created in a cell-culture experiment in a lab.

“What we are saying is that this virus looks for all the world like a virus designed specifically for humans – the only question is did this happen by chance, or intent,” Prof Petrovsky told Yahoo News Australia...

Prof Petrovsky is calling for a comprehensive scientific inquiry into the origins of the virus.

6 posted on 05/24/2020 10:04:16 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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Sharyl: Many people are taking the government guidance on the anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine to basically ward them off of using it and trying it. On the other hand, there are current experiments going on by National Institutes of Health and academic institutions, including for preventive uses possibly, you're finishing your two-week course of hydroxychloroquine, correct?

President Trump: Finished, just finished, yeah.

Sharyl: Okay.

President Trump: And by the way, I'm still here.

Sharyl: Yes you are.

President Trump: To the best of my knowledge, here I am.

7 posted on 05/24/2020 11:08:56 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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Good solid interview without any snark.

This kind of interview is impossible with any talking head from the msm because they could not contain their open hatred for The President.

He axed an important rhetorical question, "When do they ever write a good story"?

8 posted on 05/25/2020 3:50:34 AM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
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