Disastrous Trump Covid Response Runs Deeper Than Mere Mismanagement | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Disastrous Trump Covid Response Runs Deeper Than Mere Mismanagement | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow looks at how on Trump official, Michael Caputo, not only scandalized the CDC by corrupting their communications on Covid, but also turns up in connection to Russian efforts to manipulate the 2020 election in Donald Trump's favor. Aired on 03/19/2021.
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102 Comments on "Disastrous Trump Covid Response Runs Deeper Than Mere Mismanagement | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. warpedjaffas1 | March 19, 2021 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    Russia is not America’s friend and neither are those who embrace them, Republicans.

    • @Gary Streeter who is Chini?

    • @Gary Streeter “Chini isnt Americas friends and neither are those who embrace them… Liberals”
      The difference is that China isn’t conducting stealth warfare against the American political system.

    • Harvey Manfredsenjenson | March 19, 2021 at 7:39 AM | Reply

      Red-baiting again? Niiice…

    • Harvey Manfredsenjenson | March 19, 2021 at 8:20 AM | Reply

      @NeroFiddlesRomeBurns Yes yes you’ve demonstrated you know how to red-bait. I’m just giving a name to what you’re doing

    • @Gary Streeter If I recall correctly, business swarmed to China via Nixon and left the American public
      jobs on the chopping block. Who is the biggest supporter of business those very republicans, but they
      don’t recall this. So now am I suppose to embrace this Made in Russia, how bout FO pubes

  2. Geoff Carter Theoretical Structural Archaeology | March 19, 2021 at 2:43 AM | Reply

    It’s treason. [period].

  3. Is there no limit to the GOP’s disgrace?
    No limit to how low they will go to hold power for themselves and their greed?
    No limit to their sniveling sycophancy to corrupt power?
    Apparently not.

    • Stan Kochman | March 23, 2021 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      No limit.

    • Harvey Manfredsenjenson | March 24, 2021 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      @Andre B Who are “you guys”? You need to be more specific. Do you mean those of us who are awake? (as opposed to you who are “woke”) ROTFLMAO you lose!

    • Debra Johnson | March 26, 2021 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      Is there no limit to the Democrats disgrace. Its all lies.

    • @Debra Johnson it’s sad that you believe that.

    • Debra Johnson | March 26, 2021 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @Andre B You actually believe in the insanity that the left is trying to push through and having a senile pervert for a president is a good thing. I have never seen such a disregard of the rule of law and disregard of the Constitution. They dont give a damb about the American people.

  4. Stinky Piece of Cheese | March 19, 2021 at 2:47 AM | Reply

    Caputo was employed by a Moscow-headquartered subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom-Media. He was contracted by Gazprom in 2000 to work for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. His task was to increase Putin’s public relations standing, specifically his support level in the U.S. He moved back from Russia to the U.S. in 2000.

    • @Euls12 It was on his wiki page last year. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s been deleted since. Deceit is second nature to Trump associates.

    • Cindy Hidalgo | March 19, 2021 at 7:21 AM | Reply

      Really! Very interesting and very corrupt.

    • Deborah DiCesare | March 19, 2021 at 7:33 AM | Reply

      Let’s not forget about the Prostrate Eight, that went to Russia for the 4th of July. That’s not suspicious at all, 7 Senators and 1 Representative, all RepubliKKKans. DiaperDonny has been connected to Russia since the 1980’s, he was their perfect pawn.

    • Neville C525 | March 19, 2021 at 8:02 AM | Reply

      Sleeper agent? Not surprised.

    • @Deborah DiCesare Ron Johnson was one

  5. Stinky Piece of Cheese | March 19, 2021 at 2:53 AM | Reply

    We had the Manchurian Candidate in office for 4 yrs and all the while commiting treason as he stacked the judiciary.
    FULLY backed by the GOP.

    • George Petlowany | March 20, 2021 at 12:29 AM | Reply

      The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

    • The Manchurian candidate is in office now. Totally owned by China.

    • When you cannot defend the traitors action of the last 4yrs — to feel better about the cult leader you, follow his lead. Calling names and trying to make the Awesome winner look bad. Nothing positive about that . God bless American and all who have her best interest at heart.we have to work together ,be safe

    • @Rose Jensen What actions would that be, heifer? Oink, oink SOW. Your farmer pea dough joe is calling.

    • @Rose Jensen The traitors are the ones in office right now.

  6. cattigereyes1 | March 19, 2021 at 2:59 AM | Reply

    When senators are above the law, we have a illegitimate government.

  7. Yes why aren’t they knocking on doors of these traitors?

  8. Seriously, how is the whole lot of them not in prison?

    • enigmaticmisfit | March 19, 2021 at 3:08 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton blah blah blah. There’s nothing there!

    • Alex Hamilton | March 20, 2021 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      @Dale Hartley 4 Americans being murdered, one an American Ambassador and nothing done. Flop? Tell that to the 4 American’s Families.

    • @Alex Hamilton nice attempt at a spin lol, but you know exactly what I was talking about. Investigations into the scandal, not the deaths. As usual from FGC trolls you cannot tell the truth, just lie, insult, and use innuendo to try to paint a false picture to fit YOUR narrative instead of reality. So epic fail “Alex”, but keep trying to dance that bear there Rus.

    • @Dale Hartley I recall back during that Obama / Biden era the news media making a claim they couldn’t run a lemonade stand, much less the U.S. economy..

    • @ran away who made the claim? 😉 they seemed to pull us out of the great recession with slow, but steady gains that lasted even though the idiotic trump years. That is until Trumps handling of the Covid crisis threw wall street into the deepest hole its ever been in.
      So I have no problems with Biden’s economic pedigree, I would have preferred Yang or Bernie, but as long as it is not trump we will be ok.

  9. Andrew Mitchell | March 19, 2021 at 3:41 AM | Reply

    Its odd how “Q the all-knowing” never seems to be aware of any of the real scandals.

  10. Andrew Mince | March 19, 2021 at 3:42 AM | Reply

    Handcuffs are a great place to start. They should start to unravel it with handcuffs.

  11. Michael Ulbricht | March 19, 2021 at 3:52 AM | Reply

    Get Merrick Garland going ASAP. He’s going to have a lot on his plate. Also, appoint a FBI Director that isn’t afraid to make significant moves!

    • Chela Buford | March 21, 2021 at 5:13 PM | Reply

      @Chris Martin Outside of the agency.

    • Barbara Ferrara | March 21, 2021 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      @Evan to whom are you referring

    • @Barbara Ferrara if the shoe fits…… Lace that $h!t up and sport it!

    • Barbara Ferrara | March 22, 2021 at 12:32 AM | Reply

      @Steven James this is the new code?

    • @Darnell Bidan Actually, what’s moronic, is implementing laws that will cost U.S. taxpayers between $20,000 and $80,000 for each undocumented immigrant, with the reasoning that their being here will be a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars. Circuitous “logic” in the extreme. Perhaps we should enact laws, enforced with severe financial consequences, that make it illegal for corporations to hire undocumented workers, rather than initiating sweeping corporate deregulation.

  12. Putin will go down in history as one of the most brilliant, dangerous, and successful adversaries the U.S. has ever faced. He actually got his own puppet into the White House, and it’ll be years before we know the full extent of the damage that incompetent buffoon did to this country.

    • Nghia Nguyen | March 25, 2021 at 9:03 AM | Reply

      @Harvey Manfredsenjenson thats exactly what im saying.. biden took office when the height of the pandemic was at its peak… and on its downhill, your including those deaths as if its his fault. remember this, trump is the one that “downplayed the Coronavirus”, whether calling it a democrat hoax, or chinavirus, or fake news. im independent. im neither republican or democrat. but when biden took office. the coronavirus was already going crazy 200k per day!!! thanks to none other than Donald J Trump… eversince biden took office, it went down FAST! and he did lots of good things to curve the coronavirus. You can count all you want. but remember these very few things.. Trump said the virus is like the flu and one day it will go away, when it its may and its hot, it will go away. the virus is a hoax, you can cure it by injection in the arm with disinfectants…. and more importantly, he said in an interview “he always meant to downplay the coronavirus”

    • Harvey Manfredsenjenson | March 25, 2021 at 9:10 AM | Reply

      @Nghia Nguyen LOL “when the height of the pandemic was at its peak”. Keep telling yourself that, DNCbot! I need the laughs!

    • Nghia Nguyen | March 25, 2021 at 9:19 AM | Reply

      @Harvey Manfredsenjenson LMAO. just look at the data https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ i understand you are a MAGA HAT. and you like to defend someone that tried to take down democracy. well regardless have fun in your world. one day trump save his people from all the jail time “insurrectionist”. one guy got like 35 years. still surprised you called me a dncbot. i will be the independentBot 🙂

    • Harvey Manfredsenjenson | March 25, 2021 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      @Nghia Nguyen You’re fooling no one, DNCbot

    • Nghia Nguyen | March 25, 2021 at 5:57 PM | Reply

      @Harvey Manfredsenjenson its true what they say, trump supporters dont see facts or reality… enjoy being a trump supporter, he will toss you under the bus when he needs to. all those people went to jail for trump.. so many indictments and investigation into trump. enjoy remember trumps rule #1. TRUMP FIRST!

  13. eltham treehugger | March 19, 2021 at 4:05 AM | Reply

    Every Republican rock one turns over, one finds a whole lot of criminal treachery going on

    • Caputo is the worst of the worst.

    • Mountain Hiker | March 21, 2021 at 7:38 AM | Reply

      @Joe Ward Are we playing, “I know you are, but what am I?” Any comments about Republican behavior and you just insert “Democrats” in there?

    • William Hinshaw | March 21, 2021 at 2:04 PM | Reply

      @Joe Ward Cause Fox has trained every blue-collar trailer-trash ignorant to believe Democrats are worse than they are,…in fact brainwashed them to believe they’re superior ( as in “Godly”), while voting for the Billionaires. It makes them feel like they’re on the right side, cause every body wants to be RICH….so you’re probably right.
      Democrats are smarter, but Republicans prefer the un-ambiguous convenience of joining a cult….so much less criticism from your own sycophants. Even the low IQ soldiers can get elected!

    • @Joe Ward

      Watch more Hannity.
      He graduated high school.
      Nothing else, though.

    • @Mountain Hiker They are the same monster with two heads is why I always put them together. They work together to keep other parties out of debates and off of election rolls by putting in hoops to jump through they should not have to.

  14. Question is what will Biden/DOJ administration do about it

  15. Rachel is too kind. it’s more than nutty. It’s what used to be punishable by life in federal prison.


  17. Richard Sallie | March 19, 2021 at 5:55 AM | Reply

    Why aren’t people like Caputo, Giuliani et al., not in jail for treason?

    • Steven Turner | March 19, 2021 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      The same reason Hunter Biden, Schiff and Obama are not in prison. The ruling class elite dont operate under the same rules as everyone else.

  18. All of these traitors need to be held accountable and brought to justice.

    • @T .. its a crazy situation that has compelled the people for a long time.

    • @Scahoni ok

    • biggavelle11 | March 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM | Reply

      There’s a lot of qanon idiots in this comment section 😂

    • MITandMe NotIvy | March 21, 2021 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      New York Times / 3/20/21: By Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan and Monika Pronczuk

      ‘Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why Trump Administration’s WarpSpeed won the day.’

      The calls began in December, as the United States prepared to administer its first batches of Covid-19 vaccine. Even then, it was clear that the European Union was a few weeks behind, and its leaders wanted to know what they could learn from their American counterparts.

      The questions were the same, from President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission, and Alexander De Croo, the prime minister of Belgium.

      “How did you do it?” Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the Trump Administration’s vaccine czar, recalled them asking on the calls. “And what do you think we missed?”

      Since then, the rollout gap between Europe and the United States has only widened, and some of the countries hardest hit early in the pandemic are facing a deadly third wave of infections. France, large parts of Italy, and other regions are back in lockdown. Roughly 20,000 Europeans die of Covid-19 each week.

      Brussels, by comparison, took a conservative, budget-conscious approach that left the open market largely untouched. And it has paid for it.

      In short, the answer today is the same as it was in December, said Dr. Slaoui. The bloc shopped for vaccines like a customer. The United States basically went into business with the drugmakers, spending much more heavily to accelerate vaccine development, testing and production.

      “They assumed that simply contracting to acquire doses would be enough,” recalled Dr. Slaoui, whom President Donald J. Trump hired to speed the vaccine development. “In fact what was very important was to be a full, active partner in the development and the manufacturing of the vaccine. And to do so very early.”

      ‘Not Equipped for a Gunfight’
      The European Union trailed the United States and Britain from the start.

      Washington had already spent billions on clinical trials and manufacturing by the time Europe decided to pool its resources and negotiate as a bloc. In mid-June, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive branch, announced a joint vaccine purchase with a $3.2 billion pot.

      In Washington, Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine program, had a $10 billion budget. European officials say it’s unfair to compare the two figures because neither amount is a complete picture of all the money spent on vaccines. But there is no dispute that in Washington, officials had decided that money was no object if vaccines could avert the economic cost of a lockdown. Europe, on the other hand, was on a tight budget, so its negotiators chased cheaper doses.

      “Pricing has been important since the beginning,” Sandra Gallina, the E.U.’s main vaccine negotiator, told lawmakers in February. “We are talking about taxpayers’ money.”3️⃣🔁⏹🔠ooooooo

    • @Steven Turner If there is evidence for something criminal why were they not brought for a judge in the last 4 years?

  19. Philip Pratt | March 19, 2021 at 6:34 AM | Reply

    Everything Trump does and says, has Soviet fingerprints all over it. He doesn’t even try to hide it.

  20. You know, Families who lost loved ones need to start filing lawsuits against these murderers. Changing official CDC documents to play down the pandemic? And no one is arrested, held responsible? All of these crimes and they just keep getting away free?

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