Joe Scarborough: ‘I Don’t See Pro-Trump Media Outlets Rushing Their People Back to Work’
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough took conservative media outlets to task on Wednesday for their insistence that the economy should reopen. The Morning Joe host pointed out the hypocrisy of pro-Trump media not sending their own employees back to work because of concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic.
“You have some of these Trumpist talking heads talking about, let’s reopen the economy right now,” Scarborough said.
“Some editorials talking about let’s open the economy, let’s get the economy open as fast as possible. The liberals want to keep it closed. Actually it’s the medical providers, medical people want to keep it closed until it’s safe to reopen.”
“And you have all of these people that are now, you know, sort of parroting Larry Kudlow’s line: people need to get back to work and if they don’t want to get back to work it’s because they don’t like working.”
“I don’t see these pro-Trump media outlets rushing their people back to work and they’re not going to because they know it’s not safe. They don’t want their people to die. They don’t want to die. And, yet they continue to say these reckless, irresponsible things in the press about quickly reopening the government [sic].”
“The Wall Street Journal editorial page, you know, blamed the liberal media for wanting to keep things closed — are you kidding me? Is the Wall Street Journal editorial staff rushing in to work today in their office? No, they’re not. It’s just a reckless thing to say.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.