CNN Doc Calls Trump ‘Criminal,’ But He’s Offended Trump Would Want Doctors Not to Leak

CNN’s Jonathan Reiner was back to playing criminal prosecutor on TV today — even though he’s actually a doctor. We caught him last week accusing President Trump of “negligent homicide.”  On this morning’s New Day, Reiner’s charge against the president was “criminal endangerment.” But somehow it’s outrageous that the president would want any doctor treating him to sign a non-disclosure agreement — as if there weren’t leftist networks and newspapers who would salivate at the chance to get nasty leaks. 

JONATHAN REINER: I went to the hospital last night to take care of somebody who’s been hospitalized for four months with COVID infection, trying to recover. Trying to get home. And when I see the White House, again, perpetuate this myth that there’s nothing to worry about, or as the president said “Don’t be afraid,” it makes me really angry. 

That’s criminal behavior. I’ve said that on your show in the past. I think we now know, and particularly if you look at the SCOTUS announcement from two weeks ago with over 30 people being infected, this is criminal endangerment. And this White House continues to engage in this behavior.

But the irony was lost on Reiner when co-host John Berman moved to a discussion of the president’s reported request for nondisclosure agreements from doctors who treated him at Walter Reed back in November 2019. Reiner self-righteously proclaimed that he would have refused to sign: 

REINER: I would have said no…. The physician/patient relationship is based on trust. And if . . . you ask me to sign a nondisclosure agreement, what you’re telling me, explicitly, is that you don’t trust me, and that breaks the agreement for me. And I’m out.

But who can blame President Trump for being wary of government doctors, given the willingness of the likes of Reiner [who treated Vice President Cheney for years], who repeatedly accuse the president of being a criminal? With all the former aides to Donald and Melania Trump now trying to cash in on their relationships — drawing the eager attention of CNN — the president’s caution is entirely understandable.  

CNN medical analyst Jonathan Reiner yet again accusing President Trump of “criminal” behavior, the saying he’d refuse to sign a nondisclosure agreement, was sponsored in part by ChewyCarvana, and Proctor & Gamble, maker of Microban.

Here’s the transcript.

CNN
New Day
10/9/20
6:41 am EDT

JONATHAN REINER: I went to the hospital last night to take care of somebody who’s been hospitalized for four months with COVID infection, trying to recover. Trying to get home. And when I see the White House, again, perpetuate this myth that there’s nothing to worry about, or as the president said, don’t be afraid, it makes me really angry. 

That’s criminal behavior. I’ve said that on your show in the past. I think we now know, and particularly if you look at the SCOTUS announcement from two weeks ago with over 30 people being infected, this is criminal endangerment. And this White House continues to engage in this behavior.

JOHN BERMAN: So Dr. Reiner, we reported overnight, or we confirmed, CNN did, that people who were involved with treating the president at Walter Reed on his unannounced, unexplained November 2019 trip were asked to sign nondisclosure agreements. To me, that seems peculiar. What do you make of it? Have you ever been asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement? What would you have said had you been asked to sign such a document?

REINER: I would have said ‘no.’ . . . The physician/patient relationship is based on trust. And if you’re asking me — if I’m your doctor, John, and if you’re asking me, if I’m your doctor, John, and you ask me to sign a nondisclosure agreement, what you’re telling me, explicitly, is that you don’t trust me, and that breaks the agreement for me. So I’m out.

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