Mika Brzezinski: Even Trump Supporters Will See His Failure on Coronavirus
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski has said that even supporters of President Donald Trump will be forced to confront his failures in tackling the Coronavirus global pandemic. The Morning Joe host was responding to Trump’s attempt to shut down questions about testing at Monday’s press briefing.
“On testing again, the President was lying about testing,” said co-host Joe Scarborough.
“Yes, it is the federal government’s job. It was the federal government’s job until the Trump administration botched it so badly that the FDA finally, on February 29, said enough. Said to the CDC two days earlier, if you were a private entity, we would shut you down.”
“On the 29th said, okay, private entities can start testing because the federal government has failed so much, in effect, was the conclusion by the end of February. By that time, Mika, we had already lost eight, you know, four, five, six, seven weeks.”
“I wish someone could impress upon the President that the truth is valuable at this time,” Brzezinski said.
“He tries to control the information during these press briefings, but the raw, horrific truth is that when anybody walks into a hospital experiencing symptoms, whether that person is a Trump supporter, one of Trump’s people or not, that person will see the inability to get tests.”
“That person will see the lack of masks. That person will say to him or herself, this is the United States of America. What is going on? And it will be very clear.”