Following President Donald Trump’s Thursday speech on the coronavirus outbreak from the Oval Office, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said: “more people are dead and dying in America tonight because Donald Trump is president.”
O’Donnell said, “The most incompetent and uninformed president in history has led the federal government into the worst emergency response to a pandemic that we have ever seen in this country. One of our guests will tell us that it’s one of the worst responses by any government in the world today. More people are sick in American tonight because Donald Trump is president.”
He continued, “More people are dead and dying in America tonight because Donald Trump is president. More people are losing more of their life savings and retirement accounts because Donald Trump is president, as we will discuss in this hour. The president’s ten-minute speech from the Oval Office last night provoked more loss of stock market value, which is to say, retirement funds, than any other speech by any other president in history. If Donald Trump had just said nothing last night, where would we be today?
He added, “Because Donald Trump kept lying relentlessly to America about what would happen and people who work for Donald Trump who knew better were afraid of saying things publicly that might get them fired, the federal government’s action response to this crisis is nothing like what we’ve seen in countries that handled this pandemic the best.”