President Donald Trump Downplays Coronavirus Amid CDC Warning | Morning Joe | MSNBCFeb 27, 2020
forty-four roads, so here's that exchange on Capitol Hill yesterday that Mike mentioned before the break Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolfe was questioned by Republican Senator John Kennedy about the US response to the
coronavirusoutbreak. corona virus with Kennedy baffled by Wolf's lack of details. Are you anticipating again? We are working with HHS to determine how many until we anticipate the number to increase. I don't have an exact figure for you, although you do have an estimate. Someone is modeling who has some way of guessing. again HHS through its medical professionals, but you are a head of Homeland Security, sir, and your job is to keep us safe.
You can't tell us how many models you are anticipating. No senator again. that so you need to check we will since they had a bone ground security is how it is transmitted different ways so tell me what are they again human to human is what we have just say neama what is the mortality? rate so far nation I believe it worldwide worldwide I think it's less than two percent how much less than two percent I'll give you an exact number You are asking me a series of medical questions that the teacher asks the Secretary of Homeland Security from HHS and you're supposed to keep us safe yes sir and you need to know the answers to these questions and okay I'm not scared at all this is it and by the way speaking of rocking the markets you have Donald Trump mad at four people in his administration getting ready Americans tell them the truth
trumpsays nothing to worry here go ahead like the chinese yeah when it all goes away in april we'll be fine
trumpis hiring good , first of all laying off. almost every competent person in his administration and they hired acting secretary after acting secretary these P's oh they're political jerks who are loyal to Donald Trump but that's all they've got is the Richard Grinnell model oh he doesn't know anything. about in the intel community he failed his last job my wait a minute acromion might have committed a crime but he's going to be loyal to us i tell you i tell you this is about to get real with a lot of trump supporters saying, well i tell you like how he speaks his mind and cleaning up that Washington no actually he's making Washington not only swampier but making Washington stupider Mike with people who don't know what they're doing when there's a pandemic might get in if a pandemic comes to death from incompetence and it doesn't matter if it's killing people in blue states or red states the pandemic is spreading across a country and donald trump is only worried about the stock market crashing donald trump's incompetence and him covering it up and saying all is well go ahead go ahead will only cause more panic in the market. stories you realize there was a purge within the Trump administration to the point where people who are skilled at what they have been doing for years in various departments are now being thrown out of their jobs because they are not loyal to Donald Trump and in the case of the economy, I think they had Larry Kudlow a few days ago, no, they are not blindly loyal to Donald Trump, they are being purged for that and in this case they could be purged because 'I'm telling the truth and Donald Trump isn't because there are a lot of people who say, well, sure the
presidenthas someone who is loyal to him, yes, but if telling the truth is a sign of disloyalty, Donald Trump sees it as a sign of disloyalty and where China, that's where we are, for example, the Director of National Intelligence, admiral Joe McGuire, we don't like bad news, we don't like the truth, larry cudlow, i think a few days ago he indicated what is happening in the stock market. it was a good time to buy low that was his response look I think that's what a lot of you said you're dealing with a different type of administration than what we're used to and I think if this still works George W Bush or Barack Obama would be in for a different place let's remember in the ebola crisis Obama who didn't even come close to here a bull Obama immediately named Obama and balls R Ron Klain is an extremely capable guy the whole administration came together and a crisis was in a panic or it was avoided and you can trust that with this by the way donald trump is also trying to cut the cdc budget which i think right now we probably all appreciate should be increased not cut daddy this is a big example for people to say that the government should not do anything.
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This is when people want the government to do something. But look, I wonder. Last night I spoke to the business leader who has a global business and he said you know this could change the landscape of the world economy depending on how much it expands. He said there are huge freighters floating on the water in China it's the production lines it's not the supply chain the lines are breaking this could start a recession he actually thought a recession was going to start from this and he and he said that this could change the way the world operates depending on how bad this is because China could become a ghost town look one thing to understand is this is very different from SAR the world is a different place than which was when we had SARS the world is far away more integrated place world trade is much more integrated supply lines are much more important to production worldwide china is a huge source of demand and yes if this continues could have negative GDP in the first quarter of this year for all the obvious reasons if this continues it could well this the world economy in a very substantial way and that is why the stock market is reacting on top of the sentiment that there's really no one in charge here and the
presidenthas kind of a daily habit of lying I mean they get tracked down by the Washington Post and Trump supporters who think it's okay he speaks his mind it doesn't matter if lies, they're going to care whether or not he's lying about this and us. we won't know if he's telling the truth and if all the scientists have been fired we're in a bad place about this this could this really could Corrine out of control someone I don't know who we'll see what happens like he says I don't know who can bring the presidents here because he doesn't hear anyone around him anymore but if anyone could they would have to tell mr. president, the more you try to placate the reality of the possibility of a pandemic sweeping the world and reaching the United States, the more you will hurt the stock market, because that is all you care about, you need to be transparent, this is great, this it's a great example Mike of how authoritarian states that think they can take advantage of information we believe that they can take advantage of the truth they think like in this case Donald Trump makes people angry with another truth how in the end they hurt their own cause if China had been simple from the beginning if they had talked honestly about this from the beginning move aggressively against it this crisis would not be where it is now and now we have Donald Trump coming home trying to copy the worst traits of China from the early stages of this crisis, Steve mentioned Ron Klain, a highly competent guy who worked on the Obama administration and the Ebola crisis, which was handled almost perfectly when it came up, it's not a stretch to think that the way this goes with us just showed the clip of You know, a member of the Trump administration with no answers, it's not a stretch to think that this election could change the subject of competition in the Trump administration so far he's been incompetent on many different levels, but when you're incompetent when he's a threat to the people's health when you wonder if your four year old could get the corona virus what my effects would be what the percentages would be to your survival there is a survival when people start to worry about competence in dealing with a health problem in across the country this might change something the way I think it's starting right now you have John Kennedy a guy who has followed Donald Trump for the last couple of months understanding wait a second that's a good bill for a lot of people in the state of Louisiana, if we don't get ahead of ourselves, any other administration would have put together a task force and it would meet every day that it would be a czar or someone in charge of this that the public would be aware of the president and being in the national tv not under the helicopter blades whizzing making crazy comments but it would have been on tv saying this is what we're doing you know this is hard but we're fighting and i think all of that would have made a difference not just to the stock market, but for public trust and leadership, ok, still ahead, money isn't everything, but in politics, that sure can make a difference. before South Carolina and Super Tuesday
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