Fmr. Obama Advisor: If The Truth Doesn’t Benefit Trump, It ‘Just Doesn’t Matter’ | Deadline | MSNBC

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Former deputy national security advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes blasts Donald Trump knowingly lying to the American people about the Russian interference so he can improve his chances of winning re-election. Aired on 09/10/2020.
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Fmr. Obama Advisor: If The Truth Doesn’t Benefit Trump, It ‘Just Doesn’t Matter’ | Deadline | MSNBC

39 Comments on "Fmr. Obama Advisor: If The Truth Doesn’t Benefit Trump, It ‘Just Doesn’t Matter’ | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. The Institute for Universal Truth | September 10, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

    Trump’s pandemic response

    January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

    February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

    February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

    February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

    February 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

    February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

    February 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

    February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

    February 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

    Feb 29 :” It’s a democratic hoax. ”

    March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

    March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

    March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

    March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

    March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

    March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

    March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

    March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

    March 6: “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

    March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

    March 9: “This blindsided the world.”

    March 13: State of emergency

    ) The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic

    ) Disbanding the pandemic response office in 2018

    ) The loss of stockpiled respirators because the federal government let maintenance contracts lapse in 2018

    ) The failure to store sufficient protective medical gear in the national arsenal

    ) That states are bidding against each other for equipment, paying many times the retail price for things like masks and ventilators

    ) Travelers abroad being summoned home and forced to stand for hours in densely packed crowded airports alongside infected people

    ) TEN WEEKS of insistence to the entire country that the coronavirus is a harmless flu that would miraculously go away on its own

    ) The refusal of red-state governors to act promptly

    ) The failure to close Florida and Gulf Coast beaches until late March

    ) Holding daily “briefings” where he lies about the virus, boasts about how “great” he’s handled it, and baselessly attacks journalists

    ) Being incapable of valuing American lives over the revenue of his own properties or his own chances of winning reelection

    ) Pushing untested non-FDA approved drugs as potential “cures” already resulting in at least one American’s DEATH who didn’t even have COVID-19

    ) Refusing tests when they were offered to us in FEBRUARY so he could have companies he has ties to manufacture tests that he could profit off of

    ) Being incapable of accepting responsibility; showing empathy; or offering ANY condolences to those who lost loved ones

    ) Repeatedly blaming others for his own failures. Saying “impeachment distracted him” when he spent all of January, February and early March golfing and holding rallies with thousands of people in attendance (each event its own PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD).

    ) Continuing to call the virus “a Democratic hoax” until LATE FEBRUARY

    ) Showing no awareness of or regard for his responsibility as President to PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES

    ) Continuing to sell millions of tons of PPE to other countries until EARLY MARCH

    ) Putting uniquely UNQUALIFIED people in charge of our federal response to this crisis like Mike Pence and Jared Kushner—who have NO RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, OR EXPERIENCE—and can’t even grasp that the federal stockpile of medical equipment is for THE UNITED STATES

    ) Lying about “taking early action in restricting travel to and from China,” which was never done and all experts agree would have made little to no difference at that point because the virus was already present and spreading in the U.S.

    ) Repeatedly lying about the availability and frequency of testing. Saying “everyone who needs a test gets a test” while we are still short MILLIONS OF TESTS, which Pence promised would be available almost a month ago and still haven’t been produced.

    ) Telling the American people we must “reopen the economy” because “the cure can’t be worse than the disease,” which not only puts economic success above American lives, it ignores the fact that the death toll of reopening everything prematurely would be WORSE for the economy.

    ) Ignoring EVERY SINGLE PAGE of the pandemic response playbook that the Obama administration left for Trump’s team, which stressed:
    —Pandemics can start ANYWHERE/don’t respect borders
    —Science MUST GUIDE decisions
    —Federal/State collaboration is KEY

    ) The playbook also stressed the CRITICAL IMPORTANCE of enacting social distancing measures AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. “When it comes to pandemics, days—and even hours—can be the difference between saving thousands of lives.” Trump did NOTHING for 75 DAYS

  2. Laura Zaboraski | September 10, 2020 at 8:22 PM | Reply

    Anyone who still thinks trump gives a crap about the people has lost their ever lovin mind.

  3. IsThatTrue OrDidYouHearItOnFOX | September 10, 2020 at 8:23 PM | Reply

    When has the Truth ever benefited trump? Ever?


  5. Trump: As your president I vow to fix all of America’s problems. Apparently the moron currently in the Oval Office hasn’t done his job 🤔

    • Stephanie Andrews | September 10, 2020 at 11:15 PM | Reply

      if you’re dead, they’re fixed

    • If you look at policies hes done instead of fake news you’d see how much he has done. Look back at the promises made and he’s kept a vast majority and added alot more along with a robust economy.

    • First Last really? What promises has he kept?

    • Richard Brautigan | September 12, 2020 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      @First Last

      Oh, my!

    • @Darrell Knott
      Here you go just a few of the ones I know off the top of my head, all verifiable. Now you may not agree with his policies but conservatives do. imagine if a Democrat actually came in and accomplished 10% what Trump did.
      Border wall ( 311 miles completed)
      Mexico pays for border wall( tolls for entry into us as well as new trade deal)
      Pull Americans out of endless wars( pulled troops out of Syria and Iraq, while removing over 75% from Afghanistan)
      2 trade deals ( Canada and mexico)
      Lower taxes ( removed the most taxes of any president, most going to middle class)
      Move us embassy to Jerusalem ( completed)
      Multiple peace deals which got him nominated twice for nobel peace prize( Isreal, U.A.E., Bahrain, Kosova, and one other not sure off top of my head)
      Fund black colleges ( only president to fund primarily black colleges for next 10 years)
      Criminal justice reform ( released and pardon inmates serving long sentences for non violent drug offenses)
      Fix the economy ( lowest unemployment including minorities, fastest job growth, biggest workforce, middle class wages rose, and brought manufacturing jobs back)
      Repel obamacare( removed the mandate as well as pushing for more free market)
      Lower drug prices( passed a performed nation’s act where we get the lowest price they sell to any other nation)
      Stand against the cancel culture( removed critical race training for government)
      Make nato pay their share ( has generated 400 billion more for national requiring nations pay their 2% gdp)
      Pull out of bad trade deal( pulled us out of the Paris climate accord)
      Lower gas prices( lowest gas prices in about 15 years)

  6. Invoke 25th amendment.

  7. When Americans needed honesty most, Trump gave them lies and fantasy.

  8. Trump : I don’t want to create Panic that’s why I downplay the Pandemic.
    Trump : OMG Antifascist, Democrats, Black, brown, mexican, protesters are coming to get you. Especially White suburban women. It time to Panic.

  9. It is what it is, my MAGA supporters are poor losers and believe anything I say, all I have to do is make them laugh and the heard of dummies are happy!

  10. ღSwnsasyღ _ | September 10, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

    This is how he’s been his entire life.. It’s always just about him and his name, nobody else.. He shows he doesn’t care about doing this job at all. He literally went down a list of 6 HOURS of fox news that he watches everyday at his dumb briefing.. Literally 6hrs of watching only Fox News every single day.. Can you go to work and watch 6hrs of TV??

  11. Клюев Сергей | September 10, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

    Yep, he is totally a Putin’s student

  12. Клюев Сергей | September 10, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

    Putin probably told him: “look how I played it down with NordOst and Beslan, it worked! Just do the same thing!”

  13. The United States Senate and the Attorney General enable Trump… Trump enables white supremacists.
    Vote Trump out on November 3rd

  14. He betrayed the citizens of the United States! He lied and Jared sold our ppe to China….and where did that money go???
    Aside from that he intentionally inflamed the country with his divisive rhetoric!
    And…he revealed that we have advanced military weapons that should he been secret.

  15. “It was a big, beautiful lie. Biggest lie ever. No one knew I could cause so many deaths.”

  16. Where in a state of Emergency, Trump should be pulled out of the White House tonight, NO JOKE 🆘🆘

  17. Trumpdemic 🤑 and Putin are systimately taking down the USA 🇺🇸!

  18. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

  19. “the donald” THE ANTI-CHRIST


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