Joe Scarborough: Trump Wants to Disband Coronavirus Task Force Because It’s Hurting Him Politically

Joe Scarborough: Trump Wants to Disband Coronavirus Task Force Because It’s Hurting Him Politically

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough criticized President Donald Trump for wanting to disband the Coronavirus task force. The Morning Joe host said Trump only wants to get rid of the task force because the press conferences were hurting him politically.

“NBC News has learned that over the coming weeks, the White House plans to wind down the Coronavirus task force. A move that comes as the virus continues to spread rampantly in parts of the country,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said.

“Because the President can’t speak at the task force anymore without being hurt,” Scarborough said.

“It’s all because he’s being hurt politically at this press conference. If he can’t talk for hours, he doesn’t want Dr. Fauci or Dr. Birx to talk and educate Americans.”

Brzezinski and Scarborough mentioned the current virus hot spots.

“It’s getting better in those hot spots, unfortunately it’s getting worse across the country,” Scarborough said.

“And just think about it, if you want to know how erratic this president is, his thinking, how he’s — He’s acting in a way that shows he’s unmoored from reality, he’s going around and not wearing a mask when everybody’s supposed to be wearing a masks, that’s a small thing.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor