Joe Scarborough: A Lot of Senior Citizens Are Dead Because Trump Said Coronavirus Would Go Away Magically

Joe Scarborough: A Lot of Senior Citizens Are Dead Because Trump Said Coronavirus Would Go Away Magically

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough offered a harsh perspective on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic on Friday. The Morning Joe host pointed to some 130,000 deaths, President Donald Trump’s insistence that the virus would go away and recent attacks on medical experts to paint a grim picture.

“In March he talked about how it was going to go away magically. In April, just go away magically and that we were doing very well with it.He kept talking about what a great job he’s doing,” Scarborough said.

“Another record-setting day. The type of record we don’t want to set. Deaths – over 130,000 Americans are dead now. A lot of senior citizens are dead now because Donald Trump said that it was going to go away magically, not to worry about it.”

“And it’s not just Dr. Fauci. I understand there’s some really stupid people out there on Capitol Hill, some really dumb people that attacked Dr. Fauci. Really stupid people who actually have the Coronavirus and go to gyms and hang out with other senators and then actually have the audacity to talk to Dr. Fauci. Say tell us something good, give us some good news. Is that what you want to hear? Do you want to be lied to?”

“If you have cancer, do you want the doctor to pat you on your back and go, hey, have a great Fourth of July weekend. Have a great summer. my God, don’t even come back for two years when the doctor finds out you have cancer,” Scarborough said.

“Is that what you want? Is that what America wants in a president-  to tell you that this is going to magically go away when the fact we’re still in the first wave? This is what Dr. Fauci said.”

Scarborough went on to blast conspiracy theories about the Coronavirus in an extended monologue, warning that Fauci was telling the truth and that ‘stupidity’ was costing people’s lives.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor