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CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 07, 2020
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at a day of infamy now due to coronavirus 79 years after Pearl Harbor while President Trump is absent from the fight against the virus before he leaves office introduced; death statistics cited; scenes shown of Trump at a maskless rally in Georgia on Sunday. [Aug. 20, with Bob Woodward, TRUMP - says nothing more could have been done. "I acted early,"] [On Sunday, TRUMP - says dead people voted.] Trump's refusal to say anything about the coronavirus dead while making money for his battle against election fraud noted; Trump tweet about the vaccine quoted. A report in the "New York Times" that President Trump's administration declined a request from Pfizer for more vaccine noted. [April 3, TRUMP - says wearing a face mask is voluntary.] The naming by President-elect Joe Biden of Xavier Becerra {HHS Secretary}, Vivek Murthy {Surgeon General} & National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci {chief medical adviser} reported.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" columnist Tom Friedman about Trump. [FRIEDMAN - offers views on this great leadership challenge in the greatest public health crisis: it is despicable: how not wearing a mask raises exposure for doctors & nurses, on how it is "masks for",not "masks or", on what Biden could do: he is impossible to hate, the bully pulpit of the presidency who will inspire Americans, on how there are few Republicans speaking out about this farce: shameful.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "Washington Post" reporter Josh Dawsey about Trump & the election results. [By phone, DAWSEY - offers views on how Trump called out the Pennsylvania speaker of the house about overturning the election results, on Trump is spending his days about voter fraud.]

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