CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash made the following point Tuesday on CNN about President Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak this week: "He is being the kind of leader that people need, at least in tone, today, and yesterday, in a tone that people need and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty."
DANA BASH (CNNnn nn CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT): But if you look at the big picture, this was remarkable from the president of the United States. This is a non-partisan — 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 a tone that people need and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty.
But big picture, the fact that the president has been, you know, convinced to be different — whether it was Chris Christie's op-ed asking him to do it, whether it was Newt Gingrich sitting in Italy watching firsthand what's happening, or his friends at Fox News who have changed their tone. You know, probably all the above is what happened. But it is so important to hear him strike that tone of calm, and of understanding of how incredibly dire this is.
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