Joe Scarborough to Trump: Fighting Coronavirus Isn’t Like ‘Inherting $400 Million from Your Daddy’
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has urged those around President Donald Trump to push him further on Coronavirus testing. The Morning Joe host stressed that there as no shortcut out of this crisis and mocked Trump’s history of inheriting millions from his father.
“I’m concerned about the President not pushing the testing, not getting testing to enough Americans, not working on the antibody testing like other countries are doing, and him opening up the economy halfway,” Scarborough said.
“People going back in, starting their small businesses back up again, if they still can.”
“Then, without testing, there’s another outbreak,” he said. “They have to close down again another two or three months. And it’s absolutely devastating. I understand the need to re-open the economy.”
“Which is why, Mika, every doctor and every scientist and every business person that wants the economy to start back up — and, man, it’s got to start back up as soon as humanly possible, as soon as it is safe for workers and Americans. But for that to happen, they need to tell the President, ‘Get testing right.’ Take it under the Defense Production Act. Become maniacal about it, become singularly focused.”
“Every single second of your day should be obsessed on getting testing to tens of millions of Americans,” he said.
“There are not shortcuts. This is not inheriting $400 million from your daddy and lying about real estate. You can’t negotiate with a pandemic. It’s testing, testing, testing.”