Joe Scarborough Tells Trump: Talk of Coronavirus Miracle Will ‘Just Make the Markets Collapse Even Faster’

Joe Scarborough Tells Trump: Talk of Coronavirus Miracle Will ‘Just Make the Markets Collapse Even Faster’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough spoke to President Donald Trump directly on Friday. The Morning Joe host warned the President that his recent comments about Coronavirus disappearing like a ‘miracle’ would simply damage the already struggling stock market further.

Scarborough and Willie Geist were discussing how the management structure of the Coronavirus task force should guarantee there is effective co-ordination and no disinformation.

“In a conventional White House or conventional company that would be the right management structure,” Geist said.

“The problem is we’ve learned over three and a half years that Mike Pence is so loyal and so deferential to the President. As the point person is he obviously just saying what the President wants him to say. Yesterday, as we pointed out, the President said ‘ It will disappear. It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.’ I think that’s wishful thinking by the President. Let’s hope he’s leaning on all those scientists.”

“Again, Mr. President, if you’re watching, talk like that will just make the markets collapse even faster, and will make us even less prepared for the virus,” Scarborough said.

He asked who in the White House could deliver that message to Trump.

“Mr. President, you’re only hurting. You’re only hurting us at our efforts to prepare for this and you’re also causing panic in the markets across the globe when you speak that way.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.