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Maddow Fires Back At Trump: Your Response ‘On Track To Cost Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives’


Maddow Fires Back At Trump: Your Response ‘On Track To Cost Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives’

President Donald Trump tweeted a clip from “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Friday night and thanked the MSNBC host “for putting our Military on full display” with her Thursday night interview with Gen. Todd Semonite, chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, that highlighted the work of armed services members to help communities deal with the devastation of COVID-19.

“Thank you to Rachel @Maddow for putting our Military on full display, and showing how GREAT a job the Federal Government is doing!” Trump tweeted. “Also, a special thanks to General Semonite, a Patriot of the highest order and a truly talented engineer and builder!”

In response to his tweet, Maddow fired back at the president for “leading the worst national response” against the coronavirus of “any industrialized nation in the world.”

“Hi, Mr. President,” Maddow responded in a surprisingly friendly tone. “Thanks for tweeting that interview.”

”Gen. Semonite and the Army Corps are indeed doing great work, but at nowhere near the scale that is needed.” she added.

Maddow noted that the U.S. is “hundreds of thousands of hospital beds behind, months behind schedule, and we’re about to see the number of sick patients surge and hospitals overflow in multiple US sites at once.”

“You personally are leading the worst national response of any industrialized nation in the world, in what is now the largest COVID-19 outbreak on earth,” she tweeted.

Maddow called the federal government’s response a “catastrophe.”

She then listed several suggestions Trump could implement to improve his administration’s response, including: “Stop talking about yourself and hyping unproven treatments and demanding people compliment you and all the rest of the nonsense.”

Maddow also suggested nationalizing supply chains for critical medical supplies, which “should have been done months ago.”

She also urged Trump to “get people like VP Pence and your son-in-law out of the way and bring in actual, experienced pandemic response experts and scientists to lead the response and brief the nation.”

“You are failing to do any of it. Any of it … Find experts who can do this for the country and please, sir, get out of the way,” she ended.


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