Ashley Parker Says That The Idea Of Herd Immunity ‘Was Very Appealing To Trump’ | Deadline | MSNBC

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White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, executive editor of the Recount John Heilemann, and infectious disease physician Dr. Nahid Bhadelia discuss the dangers of the president and White House promoting the idea of herd immunity. Aired on 12/17/2020.
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Ashley Parker Says That The Idea Of Herd Immunity ‘Was Very Appealing To Trump’ | Deadline | MSNBC

85 Comments on "Ashley Parker Says That The Idea Of Herd Immunity ‘Was Very Appealing To Trump’ | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. When is Mass-killing to “Cull” the herd/American People ever a good idea? When? Wanted schools open, massive Rallies to infect. Unreal!

    • @phunkyCW that’s what I mean, it’s called “Madness” , absolute insanity. The whole point of Government is to secure, defend, and take care of your people. Jesus…the level of inhumanity makes my head explode. Back in May of this year, I had my mask on at a Coffee shop. These 4-Republican guys kept talking about how they would not vote for a Democrat because of their opposition to Abortion. Fair enough, I personally oppose it even though it’s a states issue and Moral dilemma; but these guys were in full unified support of mask refusal and Culling of the Herd. Survival of the fittest and really “Old folks” were taking too much away in resources anyways. These guys were in mid to late forties. But our Elderly have earned their rights to live. By God, the level of inhumanity and selfishness of the Trump-Republican party echoes the sentiments of the Third-Reich.

    • @productary com Trump and his minions are not evil, to be evil one has to have a working sense of good. This gang is just plain ignorant and arrogant and unfortunately, there is no known vaccine for that.

    • @productary com your comment is most appropriate at this juncture. More people need to recognize that this is happening and has been happening for a long time in the u.s. it’s been a trend and now here we are. No one is immune from stupidity or facism.

    • @J Wilson it’s like Hitler being a vegetarian

    • @phunkyCW only until the fetus is born. Then they could care less about what happens after. They’re not pro-life, they are pro-birth. Witness all the videos put up by fundies with deformed babies. Way to exploit them for a buck, parents.

  2. Easy for Trump to say when he gets special medical treatment that nobody else can get.

  3. Moron’s lifetime path is the path of least resistance. The path that requires the absolute Least amount of thought, effort, planning or input.

  4. Of course something akin to genocide would be appealing to him.

  5. Yeah because it doesn’t require him to do anything. Do people know how lazy Trump is?

  6. Richard L Crawley | December 17, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Reply

    Sick M F ‘ s..I served in military and we knew that shots or preventive defense measures; always were the best methods for viruses in the world regions we were assigned to.

    This is a crime!!!!!!!!

  7. B!tch, I'm A Shark | December 17, 2020 at 7:16 PM | Reply

    He should be charged and imprisoned for crimes against humanity. He wanted our children to get sick, this is tantamount to murder in the first degree!

    • Leo Scheibelhut | December 17, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @S McDonald You are correct and tRump’s example and actions are the difference.

    • @DocK36 Yup! That’s what it looks like to me. PREMEDITATED murder. It’s like Adolph saying “I just put them in the camps. I didn’t know they were going to die.” We Americans have dodged a very big bullet in the history of the world by rejecting Trump and Trumpism.

    • @BIG RED and to accomplish the mission Trump left WHO…? Ah yes….I see.
      Accept also the fact, that the actuall vaccine was developed in Germany with German money!!

    • You must be 1 ignorant person!

    • B!tch, I'm A Shark | December 18, 2020 at 12:19 AM | Reply

      @B G No, you’re a corrupted, brainwashed Trumplican. Go drink your koolaid and sit down in silence.

  8. Daily Reminder: Trump called Corona Virus a Democrat Hoax that will “magically” disappear.

    • @Stacy N oh geez, you’ll believe anything they tell you. Ask anyone who works around infectious disease and they will tell you for masks to be useful they must be the right type i.e. N95 masks. They must be the right size. They must be fitted correctly. They must be handled correctly, and they are not re-usable.

      Do you know a single person who applies these guidelines? ha Ha, nope. You’ll see these leftwng reporters with their worthless cloth masks dropping down under their nose. They’re constantly adjusting it, taking it off, putting it on etc. it’s all a joke.

    • @Repeal 230 when will everyone have the chance to recieve the vaccine ?? Trump knew the danger ,and all he thought about the money !! Just think if he was an example and wore facemasks ..

    • @OceanFragments just like when said inject bleach or drink disinfectant.

    • TheEvilChipmunk | December 18, 2020 at 12:59 AM | Reply

      Hourly Reminder: Trump is the literal Worst.

    • @Repeal 230 I’m an RN working in a hospital. The N95 is recommended
      to filter out viral particles and we use those in the hospital. We also shield our eyes and mouths with a full face shield. Masks do work by decreasing transmission. In public I use a surgical mask to protect others from me, should I be infectious. I also distance by at least 6 feet. I follow the other guidelines as well. I consider myself vigilant in following the guidelines and have been fortunate to work 40 to 60 hours a week in contact with patients some Covid positive and some not, and not contract Covid.
      Masks work when people use them properly and follow the other guidelines as well.
      The facts are well documented.
      I’ve been in more than one argument with folks on here that want to believe that masks don’t work. They go to great lengths to explain themselves. They say I’ll believe anything I’m told. What I would say to you is you’ve got your facts from questionable sources.

  9. GOP is allowing their constituents suffer in anguish all for the sake of coddling that orange baby. Shame on them!

    • Alejandro Armenta | December 17, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      The suffering of Trumpanzees should not be considered. It’s a hoax according to them.

      Defund red districts. Charge every Trumpanzee each $10,000 for a vaccine shot. No blue district funding for them.

    • you forgot that most of them are poor, he and the gop don’t like being around the poor. they are killing off the poor, the elderly (less SSA and medicare), and poc (people that most of them have long feared).

    • Alejandro Armenta | December 17, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      @mary jones anyone who voted for Trump, poor or otherwise, should get no help.

    • @Alejandro Armenta Blue district funding is something that should be examined and explained to the Red districts. If the Red districts hate “socialism” so much, then they should be cut off from the funding generated by the Blue. Let Moscow Mitch McConnel make up his state’s shortfalls — instead of taking the money and then urging his clan to bite the hands that feed them.

    • Alejandro Armenta | December 17, 2020 at 11:04 PM | Reply

      @Capt. Mike exactly.

      The red districts should pull themselves up by those bootstraps they talk about so much. If they can’t manage their finances, blue districts should not have to bail them out.

  10. The laziest plan was appealing to the laziest and most incompetent president ever.

  11. I really don’t want to know anything other than who’s gonna be held accountable for murdering 308,000+ Americans?

    • @Joe Shmoe most Americans don’t use the word ‘rubbish’.

    • Francisko Almonte | December 17, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      Nobody, that’s the sad and real answer here.

    • @Francisko Almonte I don’t know I think this will see the light of day internationally and nationally. Other nations will need to know how intentionally mismanaged the u.s. response has been and how it may have affected their populations, so I think this will extend to a level of international concern and prosecution.

    • Alexandros Theodorou | December 17, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      @K H Honestly, Trump needed to come out and say everyone “Please wear a mask it reduces spread, please avoid going out to unnecessarily, until we can get a vaccine into production” Had he done that in March all this could have been reduced by dramatic amount.

    • China

  12. blluedragonfly | December 17, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Reply

    Herd immunity is just another tRump word for murder!

  13. Johan Labuschagne | December 17, 2020 at 7:23 PM | Reply

    That is what happens when you select the weakest link in ‘the herd’ to lead the pack of animals.

  14. boaty msboatface | December 17, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

    Thanks for FINALLY covering this GENOCIDE. It makes me so SAD

  15. boaty msboatface | December 17, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

    Why is it not being shouted from the rooftops that the insane President was ok with killing us all !

  16. Dirty don the con would have trouble spelling his own name

  17. If Trump told the Republicans to jump out of a 15 story window, these dummies would do it.

  18. randal gibbons | December 17, 2020 at 7:37 PM | Reply

    Early on Trump used the phrase let the virus “wash over the country”.

  19. JoyBeans: Conversations With Joy | December 17, 2020 at 7:37 PM | Reply

    People who died are just numbers to them just like how they look at money. They don’t care about the emotional pain people go through when their loved ones die.

  20. Bridgette Cooper | December 17, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

    there should a trial for these people for crimes against humanity…

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