Joe Scarborough: Trump Lying About Coronavirus Testing Is Like Saying ‘Everything’s Going Perfect’ After Pearl Harbor

Joe Scarborough: Trump Lying About Coronavirus Testing Is Like Saying ‘Everything’s Going Perfect’ After Pearl Harbor

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough urged President Donald Trump not to lie about Coronavirus testing on Tuesday. The Morning Joe host compared Trump’s repeated untruths about tests for Covid-19 to downplaying threats during World War 2.

“For a president who, several weeks ago said, anybody who wants a test can get a test, which, that just wasn’t true, and is now saying we’re not having a problem with testing, we are,” Scarborough said.

“And that’s wht all health care officials that I’ve spoken with say, take the number of infections that the United States has right now and multiply it by ten. Because per capita, we’re doing worse than anybody in the world in testing people.”

“The under testing, actually, is still making this country fly blind. I know there is some good news. Abbott Labs, other people, rushing tests out  – 100,000 a week. Let’s hope that continues. We celebrate that, and we want that to continue. But the President doesn’t need to lie about this because when he does lie about testing being perfect, and continues to lie about it, well, that gives people a false sense of security in the middle of what he has called a war.”

“That’s like saying, oh, the Nazis, they’re not a threat. We’re doing great,” Scarborough said. “Or the Japanese, yeah, they bombed Pearl Harbor, but everything’s going perfect.”

“No, we have to continue to prepare Americans and let them know where we’re failing. And the United States government is still failing in testing. It’s ramping up, and that’s really good news, but the President doesn’t need to lie about how we’re doing at war.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor