‘Morning Joe’ Slams ‘Colossal Stupidity’ of Republicans as Coronavirus is ‘Exploding’
Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist discussed the serious rise in Covid-19 cases in several southern states on Thursday and Scarborough linked the outbreaks to the ‘stupidity’ of those who went along with President Donald Trump’s approach to the virus.
“Willie, we’ve seen such colossal stupidity on the part of not just politicians that blindly follow Donald Trump but online of people who blindly follow those politicians that follow Donald Trump,” Scarborough said.
“But here we’re looking at [GOP Senator] John Cornyn asking the right thing, why are you cutting funding for testing at a time cases are spiking? And Houston health officials saying this would be catastrophic. It’s fascinating.”
“It wasn’t too many weeks ago Willie, people were saying when does Ron DeSantis get an apology?Acting as if, again, because cases dipped a bit in the second inning of a nine inning game, as doctors are telling us on this show, that somehow Ron DeSantis is owed an apology.”
“But now you have Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio in Florida, along with Rick Scott in Florida saying, come on, let’s get serious, Marco Rubio saying wear a damn mask. If the President said that three months ago, the numbers would be radically different today. Hell, if he’d say it today, where a damn mask, the numbers would be different going into the fall.”
“Yeah, how to know in the age of Trump when something is a very serious problem, when a Republican senator actually speaks up and crosses Donald Trump, that’s when you know it’s serious,” Geist said.
“Houston is looking at a situation, not in terms of raw numbers and hospitalizations, relative to their city like what New York had a few months ago, in terms of being overwhelmed in ICUs, having to turn other hospital beds into Covid-19 beds. This thing is exploding in Texas. It’s exploding in Florida. It’s exploding in California where they had a record day, it’s exploding across the Sun Belt as well.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.