MSNBC host Chris Hayes accused President Donald Trump of being willing to let Americans die from coronavirus in order to win reelection.
Hayes accused President Trump of “malevolence” and “sociopathic governance”.
In his Twitter rant, Chris Hayes responded to the news that Italy has locked down much of their country’s northern region due to an out of control coronavirus outbreak, and an AP article that said the Trump administration overruled a recommendation by the CDC that the frail and elderly are to be told to not fly commercial aviation as evidence the President is happy to allow Americans with the virus to die in order to get reelected.
Now we have this story that the WH overruled health officials who wanted to warn elderly and immune-compromised people not to fly. But Trump wants the economic activity because he wants to be re-elected.— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 8, 2020
This is sociopathic governance. https://t.co/rtpg5Xk59X
The AP article was called a lie by Vice President Pence’s spokeswoman Katie Miller,
Miller said, “This story is complete fiction. It was never a recommendation to the Task Force. I look forward to Sunday morning hosts asking our medical professionals about it tomorrow.”
This story is complete fiction. It was never a recommendation to the Task Force. I look forward to Sunday morning hosts asking our medical professionals about it tomorrow. https://t.co/yL9LBRtVMP— Katie Miller (@VPPressSec) March 8, 2020
Chris Hayes in his multi-tweet rant said: (Via TGP)
“I’ve been trying very hard to use our platform to communicate the facts and science of where we are in this pandemic. We do not want to stoke panic, because, again the *individual* risk remains low. Wash your hand. Have some canned food. BUT”
“The news from Italy tonight clarifies just how enormous the systemic risk we’re facing is. And here’s the plain truth: Our federal government has failed and we are now, because of that failure, facing an enormous impending crisis. This is Katrina-level incompetence, if not worse.”
“Yesterday the President came out and admitted he is pressuring scientific and health experts to take steps that are worse for public health to artificially keep the numbers low. This is sociopathic governance.”
“Now we have this story that the WH overruled health officials who wanted to warn elderly and immune-compromised people not to fly. But Trump wants the economic activity because he wants to be re-elected. This is sociopathic governance.”
“(The VP’s press office has denied the story but unfortunately, given the record of this WH, there is absolutely no reason to believe them.)”
“All the facts we have access to suggest the following: Trump is attempting to cover up the full scope of the outbreak in order to boost his chances for re-election. HE ADMITTED AS MUCH YESTERDAY ON CAMERA. In doing so, he is quite literally threatening public health.”
“This Is incompetence and malevolence that will quite simply get a lot of people killed. I know that sounds harsh, but we have to start saying the clear and simple truth that is now evident. I hope other people in the media wake up to this.”
And this is why you get called fake news, Chris.
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