Joe Scarborough: Trump ‘Doesn’t Even Think About Other People Being Hurt’
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough highlighted President Donald Trump’s lack of empathy on Thursday in the face of more than 70,000 American deaths from Coronavirus. The Morning Joe host criticized Trump for scolding a nurse who’d said PPE supplies had been sporadic.
“Again, it’s the totally missing empathy gene, number one,” said co-host Willie Geist. “But number two, the lack” of facts and the desire to spin this story, to spin his way out of what has been a disastrous response.”
“It just looks absolutely terrible,” Scarborough said.
“It’s like in the David Muir interview, when David Muir basically talks about how we’re going to be facing Great Depression style economic hardship, and Americans are going to be in pain. And he asks the President, ‘How bad is it going to be?’ And Donald Trump says, ‘Well, it is what it is. But you know, Democrats aren’t even blaming me.'”
“He doesn’t even think about other people being hurt. He thinks about how a Great Depression is going to impact him personally. No empathy whatsoever. It’s just, like, I mean, I think one of the most incredible moments, showing how little empathy this president has.”
“Again, a guy who said it was one person coming in from China on February 22, then it’d be gone. Then at the end of February, saying there was only 11 people coming in. It’d be gone. Then it was 15 people, and it was gonna be gone and what a great job he was doing. And then he starts talking about disinfectants.”
“I mean, this is a guy that’s done such a terrible job. You’d think he’d learn from it and then become empathetic.”
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