Joe Scarborough: It’s Dangerous If Trump Is ‘Still Trying to Bully This Virus’

Joe Scarborough: It’s Dangerous If Trump Is ‘Still Trying to Bully This Virus’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has warned that Americans lives will be in danger if President Donald Trump continues to lie and bluff about the Coronavirus. The Morning Joe host said on Tuesday that trying to bully the disease wouldn’t produce results.

“If the President of the United States is giving Americans false assurances, if he’s lying about this virus, if he’s still trying to bully this virus, if he’s spreading the lies in may that he was spreading in January and February about it magically going away, or now not magically coming back, that’s dangerous to Americans’ health,” Scarborough said.

“And no, not in New York City. You’re right. New York City has figured it out. I mean, what has long been my fear, beyond New York City, of course, which was horrific, was what happened when this got into the area where I’ve lived most of my life.”

“What happens when it gets outside of New York, gets off of the East Coast, gets into the Central Timezone? What you find is that you find an older population. Demographics trend older in rural America. The hospitals. I’ve talked to hospital administrators, people running rural hospitals across middle America. They’re scared to death. They don’t have the capacity to handle patients coming in. Some only have one or two ventilators in their entire hospital.”

“They’ve been gutted over the past five to ten years by Medicaid cuts that Republicans passed, thinking that they were being responsible. Now, it’s their own hospitals in Red State America, in many places that are ill-equipped to handle even the slightest of surges.”

“That’s what concerns me about the Coronavirus coming to middle America and the President delivering a very mixed message that, bluntly, makes a lot of his supporters in middle America, places that can be so badly affected, it is making a lot of the people still call the Coronavirus a hoax.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor