Joe Scarborough Hopes Trump’s Coronavirus Address ‘Pours Cold Water’ on Conspiracy Theories

Joe Scarborough Hopes Trump’s Coronavirus Address ‘Pours Cold Water’ on Conspiracy Theories

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough raised the issue of Coronavirus conspiracy theories on Thursday. The Morning Joe host expressed the hope that President Donald Trump’s televised address about the virus would dampen conspiracies coming from parts of the media that support the President.

“I will say, the one bit of good news for me as I was watching it was that the President called it a pandemic,” Scarborough said.

“He’s taking it seriously now,” he said. “This allows his administration officials to go out and act aggressively without being worried, without worrying about being undercut by the President, like Azar was undercut and Fauci and others were undercut before. They can attack this problem aggressively now, and that is good news.”

“It’s also good news for physicians. I have a very good friend who is a physician who, yesterday, told me that half of his clients, half of his clients do not believe, or at least yesterday afternoon, did not believe that the Coronavirus was real. They believed it was a hoax made up by the media. This is a guy who’d been their doctor for 15, 20 years.”

“The President has spread a lot of misinformation, did a lot of dangerous things. People on Trump, pro-Trump broadcasts have said a lot of really dangerous, reckless things over the past couple days,” Scarborough said.

“It is my hope that the address last night pours cold water on all those conspiracy theories and, now, we can all get to the business of treating this pandemic.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor