As U.S. Intel Privately Warned Of Deadly Virus, Trump Claimed ‘It Will Disappear’ | MSNBC

As U.S. Intel Privately Warned Of Deadly Virus, Trump Claimed 'It Will Disappear' | MSNBC 1

 

According to the Washington Post, U.S. Intelligence officials warned Trump as early as January about the coronavirus in more than “a dozen classified briefings.” Former CIA Officer David Priess joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss the reports received by Trump about the coronavirus. Priess argues “all presidents disagree with some of the intelligence analysis they get,” but adds, Trump’s public denial shows “he thought he knew better and did not need to prepare the American people” for what was coming. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 4/28/2020.
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As U.S. Intel Privately Warned Of Deadly Virus, Trump Claimed 'It Will Disappear' | MSNBC

91 Comments on "As U.S. Intel Privately Warned Of Deadly Virus, Trump Claimed ‘It Will Disappear’ | MSNBC"

  1. Trump: What warning? I can’t read and don’t understand English.

    • Michael Swift | April 29, 2020 at 8:34 AM | Reply

      @DeleteThis <<=== Here's the epitome of a libtard. Hooked on communism, white guilt and doesn't know which bathroom to use.

    • @Michael Swift <---- here's the epitome of a trumptard, who has no interest whatsoever, in whether what he's saying is true or not!! Who will LIE like his orange cult leader and just expect everyone to believe it!!

    • Nicole Cordova | April 29, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

      @Conspiracynutsmakemechuckle outloud 😂😂😂

    • Nicole Cordova | April 29, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

      @Conspiracynutsmakemechuckle outloud more beautiful than anyone before, it is just beautiful!😂

    • Hmm! Yes that’s right #45 only understand his briefings which is in russian.🙏🇺🇸😡

  2. I also have an uncle who attended MIT. And that’s the reason why I’m qualified to perform open heart surgery, even though I’m not a doctor. 😄

  3. Fake President

    • keir farnum | May 1, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      Bud Fudlacker
      Had Trump did a real response to this virus, we would only have a few thousand deaths; possibly even less. Australia had a strong response in February and has had only a small number of casualties. Same with New Zealand. Trump is a failure.

    • keir farnum | May 1, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      MATTHEW FORZANO
      “He’s better then you communist haters” what? Your statement makes no sense whatsoever. Perhaps you meant to use “than?”

    • PaddyAngel | May 1, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker Fake Comment

    • PaddyAngel | May 1, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      @for paws Very much so…

    • PaddyAngel | May 1, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      @OSKA So it seems… good one.

  4. The Long Khan | April 28, 2020 at 10:06 PM | Reply

    If America was testing 1,000,000 people a week, and both rates of infections, deaths were dropping off drastically, I’d be open to going back to work.
    But we’re about 96% OFF the mark there.

    • Coward

    • Emmett Hardie
      could you behave like a normal human? i have no interest to discuss with you about your BS. just think what if this virus mutates into a dangerous one have death rate even higher, 10%, 30%…

    • 96% OFF the mark pretty much resume Trump’s Presidency and the GOP party.

    • unclepatrick2 | May 1, 2020 at 12:06 AM | Reply

      @Daniel LewisThe problem is the infection rate is still at 40%. 40% of those exposed get sick. What Business can run with 40% of the work force out sick?

    • Robyn Heartthrob | May 4, 2020 at 1:51 AM | Reply

      @MATTHEW FORZANO “But new tests come out every day proving that its lower and lower.”

      Appeal to authority, logical fallacy. What is going lower and lower? The mortality rate? I acknowledged and addressed that. I also pointed out you can not look at just one piece of data and claim to be able to make a coherent analysis.

      The mortality rate is just one data point. You also have to take into account how highly transmissible it is. Covid-19 has a very high transmission compared to the flu. There is more to consider too… what are the seasonal aspects of covid-19, how do sunlight and heat affect the virus and hundreds of other data points. As you learn more the models are going to become more accurate. Without widespread testing and contact tracing you are running blind on a new disease.

      “there is more evidence that suggests that this Covid19 has been here since last year”

      This is already known… Chinese whistle-blower on 30 12 2019.

      “…. there predictions keep dropping”

      Early estimates were high. Then they predicted (in the US) that deaths would only be around 60k by 6 August. Do you still think those estimates were high?

      “they said that half the population would be wiped out in mid february.”

      I don’t live in the US… I would like to see our citation on this.

      “…and these computer models are the same that supposedly can predict global warming 100 years out. but they cant get anything right.”

      Red herring…

  5. Gary Cohn’s email describes what it was like to work in Trump’s dumpster fire of a white house before he finally had enough, and resigned as Trump’s chief economic advisor in 2018.

    “It’s worse than you can imagine.
    An idi0t surrounded by clowns.
    Trump won’t read anything—not one-page memos, not the brief policy papers; nothing.
    He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored.
    And his staff is no better.
    Kushner is an entitled baby who knows nothing.
    Bannon is an arrogant pr’ck who thinks he’s smarter than he is.
    Trump is less a person than a collection of terrible traits.
    No one will survive the first year but his family.
    I hate the work, but feel I need to stay because I’m the only person there with a clue what he’s doing.
    The reason so few jobs have been filled is that they only accept people who pass ridiculous purity tests, even for midlevel policy-making jobs where the people will never see the light of day.
    I am in a constant state of shock and horror.”

    • ” Trump is less a person than a collection of terrible traits. ” <--------------------That is a gem.

    • pppfftttt ‘FAKE NEWS’ AMERICA IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AT EVERYTHING, NOBODY KNOW MORE THAN MR DONALD J TRUMP… ALL IS GOOD, ALL IS PERFECT, I SUPPOSE YOU WATCH CNN FAKE NEWS, WE ONLY WATCH OUR PRESIDENT MR DONALD J TRUMP HES OUR KING OUR DICTATOR

    • Gregory shaw | April 30, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      A true monster!

    • keir farnum | May 1, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      ZiNgZ ZiNgZ
      You’re not that great at the whole sarcasm thing, are you?

    • ZiNgZ ZiNgZ | May 1, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @keir farnum My comment WAS sarcasm you moron

  6. 97 Street Records | April 28, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

    #VOTEBLUE2020

  7. severino casu | April 28, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

    Maybe Trump will miracuesly dissapear in november together with covid-19???

  8. severino casu | April 28, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

    And may I add, Trump is no president, he is a FAKE president. Just like Pence is a puppet.

  9. Aubergine Bellen | April 28, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

    We’re watching a Clockwork Orange Clown. And it’s killing America.

    • Jeffrey W. La Rue | April 29, 2020 at 1:54 PM | Reply

      Yeah, Trump is the Leader of” The Droogs”!!!!!!

    • Emmett Hardie | April 30, 2020 at 8:51 AM | Reply

      Jeffrey W. La Rue And not one of them drink the Milk of Human Kindness.

    • Alexander LegisNonScriptae | May 2, 2020 at 3:02 AM | Reply

      The US military website says Obama released more than 97 thousand missiles in 7 countries. That was nice of him wasn’t it. Poor captive missiles.

    • @Alexander LegisNonScriptae So, Obama lives rent free in your head. You losers can’t talk about tRump’s success, so, your only resource is to attack Obama for made up reasons.
      Loser.

    • Rod Christian | May 3, 2020 at 4:42 AM | Reply

      Grim but true

  10. There is no alternative to his thinking. He’s stupid. That’s it. Just plain ol stupid.

    • @Rahim Majid In fact Rahim , I’ve often wondered if trumphs motives ( if he has any ) might be deeply seated in a destructive reckoning of politics in general. Were it not for the harsh address coming from his mouth , o believe there might be more behind his narcissism than self service.

    • @J Fleming Kinda makes me (and other millions) , wonder where trumph and his many entitled followers would be had the tax payers NOT footed the bill to shore up wall street and the banking industry. 🤔🤔🤔🤫🤫🧐

    • Rahim Majid. You have a point.

    • D J. Unfortunately we didn’t get a say in the matter. We peasants rarely do.

    • @Gabe Dudley It’s hilarious watching the mess America are in, people look daily to see what else is happening in the circus show we call America lol it has became a joke country, look at them arguing bickering, its so unprofessional and people like Putin will walk allover him, a man against a boy lol absolute joke of a nation, full of morons

  11. Craig Crawford | April 28, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

    Donald “I take absolutely no responsibility for anything wrong but I definitely take credit for everything right, especially what I had nothing to do with” Trump…

  12. He participated in these deaths by avoiding, sabotaging and preventing hospitals from getting needs met. I think he is guilty of manslaughter, or murder to some degree.

  13. Psychopaths take risks with other people’s lives.

    • No, they don’t take risks, to them there is no risk because no one else matters, only they matter everything else exists for them to use, not for it or their own sake, that is what someone without a shred of empathy does

    • @marlonious76 you can’t say the owners work harder, they just work in a different capacity.

    • Alexander LegisNonScriptae | May 2, 2020 at 2:53 AM | Reply

      Let’s all argue and get very stressed

    • @marlonious76 psychopaths can have families, not all psychopaths are murders.

    • Alexander LegisNonScriptae | May 5, 2020 at 3:25 PM | Reply

      But who says fast poking is always better? A really really slow stroke builds sensitivity. Or are you calling your partner a liar?

  14. The value of those briefings is to document trump’s crimes against humanity.

    • @# Here2succeed Good. Add it to the list with everything else.

    • Connie G: I can see there certainly is a place for you Connie…………………….they just haven’t dug it yet!

    • Michael Swift | April 29, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply

      the only crime Trump has committed is that he hasn’t rounded up liberals and put them in concentration camps to be cured of their mental disorder.

    • Alexander LegisNonScriptae | May 2, 2020 at 3:06 AM | Reply

      @# Here2succeed , hahaha, great ironic name. There’s no such thing as voluntary homicide

    • # Here2succeed | May 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM | Reply

      @Alexander LegisNonScriptae My point exactly. The Democrats are going to create something! It was a facetious comment!

  15. nuclearcasserole | April 28, 2020 at 11:47 PM | Reply

    Shouldn’t the public have been warned back in January when lawmakers were selling stocks?

  16. Maverick mista majah p | April 28, 2020 at 11:52 PM | Reply

    His main concern was RE-ELECTION

  17. As long as the Senate does nothing, He will do what he wants.

    • Benjamin Romberg | April 30, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

      That’s the problem, the senate is controlled by Moscow mitch and the head needs to be cut off the snake, then the Senate’s going to change.

    • unclepatrick2 | May 1, 2020 at 12:04 AM | Reply

      The Republican controlled Senate is now saying that they refuse to consider any bills that give money to private citizens . They only want to give money to Businesses and Corporations.

    • As soon as the swamp (treasury) is drained. Mitch will ditch Trump.

    • Alexander LegisNonScriptae | May 2, 2020 at 2:48 AM | Reply

      You are children. Spend some time and get a circumspect view.

    • Benjamin Romberg | May 2, 2020 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      @Alexander LegisNonScriptae we already have a retrospect view.

  18. I am surprised that Mr. Slavitt stated that most Americans are “Smart Enough” after reports of so many self poisonings from bleach ingestion. Some where in the past education has failed. Trump’s dysfunctional illiteracy is the prime example that inheriting money does not make you intelligent, just lucky.

    • Michael Mann | April 30, 2020 at 4:14 AM | Reply

      There are 331 million people in the United States. I don’t recall hearing about a majority of people poisoning themselves from bleach ingestion over the weekend. Can we please stop looking for excuses to denigrate our education system? It’s not right and completely inappropriate. Our poor attitudes about education and pursuit of knowledge are the problem with the education system.

  19. Paul Wesley Lewis | April 29, 2020 at 2:43 AM | Reply

    You can clearly see from Trumps actions and in the press conferences that he surrounds himself with people who will tell him what he wants to hear.

  20. One day Trump will disappear. Just like a miracle, he will just disappear.

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