Ingraham spars with ex-Clinton aide, hits Dems for stoking panic about coronavirus

Former Clinton aide Richard Goodstein raised the ire of "The Ingraham Angle" host Laura Ingraham Wednesday while defending Democrats against accusations that they are using the coronavirus outbreak to hurt President Trump.

"So I don't know a single Democrat, anybody actually, who really is hoping your neighbor comes down with the coronavirus so they can gloat about the fact that the Trump administration didn't do enough," Goldstein told Ingraham, saying the American public doesn't trust Trump.

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Goodstein then tried to make the case that Trump had "attacked" science in the past, mentioning the controversy over the president using a Sharpie on a hurricane map this past September.

The host accused Goodstein of changing the subject and turning it into a "political diatribe."

Trump faced media backlash after he was said to have taken a marker and drawn a possible path of Hurricane Dorian that would have affected Alabama. Members of the media proceeded to mock Trump and claimed he was making false statements to the American public.

"That's why you guys are gonna lose in November. ... People don't believe that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer gave a rat's you-know-what about coronavirus until this week," Ingraham fired back at Goodstein, arguing that Democrats are trying to create controversy because "everything else has failed," including the recent impeachment trial.

"Everything else they've tried has bombed!" she said.

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"It's because he's anti-science," Goodstein maintained. "That's the problem."

Fox News contributor Dan Bongino reacted similarly, calling on Goodstein to "take [his] medicine" and admit that the Democrats are trying to use the outbreak for political gain.