From ‘Hoax’ To War: Reversing Course, Trump Invokes ‘War’ Powers To Combat Coronavirus | MSNBC

From 'Hoax' To War: Reversing Course, Trump Invokes 'War' Powers To Combat Coronavirus | MSNBC 1


As U.S. cases of coronavirus approach 8,000 across all 50 states, the pandemic is swiftly changing everyday life, rattling the financial markets and closing schools in 38 states. The impact clearly marks an inflection point in Washington, where Pres. Trump shifted from downplaying to the threat to declaring himself a "wartime" leader, while the Senate passes new legislation to boost testing and coverage for sick leave, as MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on the latest in the public health crisis. (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 03/18/2020.
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From 'Hoax' To War: Reversing Course, Trump Invokes 'War' Powers To Combat Coronavirus | MSNBC

116 Comments on "From ‘Hoax’ To War: Reversing Course, Trump Invokes ‘War’ Powers To Combat Coronavirus | MSNBC"

  1. Remember in November.

    • @N H did i ever state that the left doesn’t lie? No. You on the other hand, at no point admits that Trump is a habitual liar and has lied to the American people throughout this entire Pandemic. I know you and every other can’t defend this lunatic. It’s your MO.

    • @Jay Grewe When did I defend trump? I just asked if you cared about Leftist outlets lying

    • Percy Johnson | March 30, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

      @Pamela Wiles they never take the time to do so until it hits home or close too it.its sad that someone can even be that gullible and even give a ear to listening to that man.instead of questioning trumps mentality,i start by questioning those who support and listen to this guy.

    • Pamela Wiles | March 30, 2020 at 1:22 PM | Reply

      @Percy Johnson you hit it!! Stay safe

    • @elijah mikle hows that going for you now… it is much worse now and will get more serious as you go…. especially with captain orange moron in charge

  2. JREY be better | March 18, 2020 at 8:29 PM | Reply

    Never thought only a virus could make people realize how incompetent this guy is. Not russia, not impeachmeant, but a virus!

  3. All of #45’s comments on coronavirus need to be recorded and broadcast in sequence so people can get a clear idea about his grasp of the subject.

  4. That gross little con-man voice of his. Can’t listen.

    • Allan Burns I’d rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard..😖

    • Graeme SYDNEY | March 18, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      Always sounds disingenuous – anyone he cons has got to be stupid.

    • JoAnn Holmes | March 20, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      He is gross and the market tanked within minutes of him throwing a fit at the media… FEMA level #1 is the Highest level? I thought 4 was the highest level, this is the second time I heard Trump say #1 is the highest. I think he just WANTS to be #1 in his pea brain. Can trump survive 3 days on the surface of this planet?

    • @JoAnn Holmes Liberals are the most miserable people on earth

    • @Michael G 💯👍

  5. Ignorance and dumbness, that’s what the MAGA Maggots love about him.

  6. So, the “dem’s hoax” has become the conservirus trumpandemic.

    • David Primeau | March 20, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      Russian collusion, talking to Russians, Ukraine quid pro quo, talking to Kim Jong-un, talking to Putin, trying to stop wars, and then trivializing covid. Trump was giving hope to people in the USA, was criticized for it, and now he is being criticized for not reassuring millions of people that things will get better. No matter what he does MSM will not support him and many have bought the lies.

    • @David Primeau Ooooh stop, you’ll have everybody in tears. Poor Donald. America doesn’t deserve him.

    • David Primeau | March 21, 2020 at 12:38 AM | Reply

      @Mikeom Olt
      Yeah, sorry. Trump’s approval rating on dealing with corona is now close to 60%.

    • Wow.. you all are lazy at best if you believe this $hit. Watch real press conferences instead of reading BS articles and chopped videos. I swear you all cant see how they have mind control over you. Its pretty scary.

    • @this is me Since you talk about trusted sources, you can’t trust this channel.. He never sayd the virus was a hoax, he sayd the way the media is calling his handling of it is a hoax. It’s been on ytube for weeks

  7. junglechick13 | March 18, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to just have healthcare for all?

    • Pamela Wiles | March 19, 2020 at 7:45 AM | Reply

      @Soggy mittens the best doctors in the world aren’t here

    • Pamela Wiles | March 19, 2020 at 7:46 AM | Reply

      @Soggy mittens you haven’t gone to the right places

    • Soggy mittens | March 19, 2020 at 8:22 AM | Reply

      @Pamela Wiles That very well may be the case. However, as I veteran who has been to many countries have yet to find one. Point is universal healthcare will drive the quality of care down. Oh an when a loved one gets sick and really needs the ER good luck bc there is a good chance of a long wait.

    • Soggy mittens | March 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM | Reply

      @Pamela Wiles where are the best doctors? You have just been diagnosed with cancer. Where are you going to get treated? The ones from countries around the world who can afford where do they go?

    • Dr. Gearswell | April 2, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply

      @Soggy mittens You should know the only way to actually become a doctor now a days is to go through a rigorous education system if you don’t get accepted your not getting into the medical field period. Even nurses are required to be highly educated and skilled in their profession I used to be roomates with a nursing student there is no such thing as a non professional nurse.

  8. When there’s a war don’t count on cadet bone spurs unless you want to retreat.

  9. snapdragonfly66 | March 18, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

    “It’s a THING that can do BIG THINGS. I think you know what I mean”.
    Nope. I do not.

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

      @manuel ramirez how many degrees you got?

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

      @manuel ramirez you’re run on sentence was literally that if a 1st grader. Lol

    • manuel ramirez | March 31, 2020 at 2:08 AM | Reply

      @Derek Browning lol you played yourself my friend. Congrats

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 2:31 AM | Reply

      @manuel ramirez of course you’re from cali 😂😂😂 I’d turn that location off bud lol gives your address zip and everything lol not everyone is normal like me 😂😂

    • manuel ramirez | March 31, 2020 at 3:49 AM | Reply

      @Derek Browning Not hiding from anybody buddy. You wanna come find me? You have my location. I’m well prepared to defend myself and exercise my rights. The fact you took time out of your sad life to look for my location is comical. Good luck in life guy.

  10. Kamelyn Easley | March 18, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

    I hate to even hear his voice! It makes me cringe 🥴

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:53 AM | Reply

      @Byron Young how? He literally talks to comfort his people. So?

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:53 AM | Reply

      @Byron Young have you read your comments. Hypocrites!! All liberals

    • @Derek Browning It’s a mental disorder. You can’t treat it with counseling or reason. Just like you can’t talk a schizophrenic into believing the nature of reality, the reason that it is a disease is that reason or logic cannot help, counseling cannot help, group therapy cannot help, the only thing that can help is a n absolute surrender to complete intellectual honesty.

    • @Derek Browning I already kind of stat ed my case, it was easy for anyone to see that Obama was sneaky, master of lying and manipulating; if your complaint is that Trump is a worse liar on camera than Obama, then maybe you should take a look at your Moral objectivity.

    • Varekai Ascendant | March 31, 2020 at 11:19 AM | Reply

      @Derek Browning Actually I don’t ‘watch’ I lower the video and read the printed text across the bottom of the video so I don’t have to see Trump’s turkey waddle do it’s dance.

  11. Might be a good time to give the Pentagon that wall money back.

  12. so instead of making silly red hats and counterfeit shoes, trump’s and ivanka’s companies can be forced to make masks, sanitisers and toliet paper

    • FirehorseCreative | March 19, 2020 at 11:26 PM | Reply

      Please don’t mock/tempt Trump and his family into manufacturing medical equipment for this or any other local or national health emergency. Enough American lives are already at risk. I can easily see Trump delivering trucks full of empty boxes and explaining to doctors that in each carton, there is a “trillion masks- and A LOT OF people are saying that the best thing about them is that they are invisible and that they work miraculously. Sign right here.”

      And that’s the *best case* scenario. Who wants to depend on emergency equipment masks designed at *Trump University*?
      Not WHO. That’s who.

    • Hauling Heartache | March 23, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      Trump is a puppet for
      these dark hair noses.

    • OfftoShambala | March 24, 2020 at 8:38 PM | Reply

      Oh that’s awesome

    • @81OH4Z4RD lol

    • @James Rice 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣👍👍👍👍👍👍☺☺☺☺☺☺

  13. the biggest global health emergency in our lifetimes and your president went from hoax to war in 3 weeks. His incompetence has cost lives, please remember this when it’s time to vote

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

      @C facts is something you know nothing about 😂😂😂😂

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:28 AM | Reply

      The swine flew was alot bogfer than this lol

    • Mario Cadena | March 31, 2020 at 4:23 AM | Reply

      So your president who I assume is Hussain Osama oops sorry Barak HUSAIN Obama is to blame for the 12,000 deaths for the swine flu? Then for not resupplying the Federal inventory?

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 6:48 AM | Reply

      @Mario Cadena

      Read a wheep. Guarantee you womt bc that’s the hate you people have for a man for literally no reason. He has proven all of you wrong and this is what he has done for this country. I’m sure you will all call it lies when its available from any source. Stop being misinformed liberals. You all have ruined our demecratic party. Glad to day I am not apart of it anymore. Being a libertarian you see both sides and who is really the ones ruining our country by dividing our people.

    • @Derek Browning
      You know what. That’s a lie. And you know that. And people like you are low down and irrelevant.

  14. Trump has handled the coronavirus situation at the highest level of lunacy!

  15. Walter Godsoe | March 18, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

    The willful ignorance, the deliberate misinformation and the absolute shirking responsibility has never been witnessed in any other American president. Remove President Degenerate Maximus

  16. The only ‘wartime president’ who proudly announced he will not take any responsibility. Pffft….

  17. Mike Reseigh | March 18, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

    It’s a HOAX!…………Until it wasn’t. Trump cannot lie his way out of this one.

    • @Tan Yew Hock Matthew if as many people got infected with this as got infected with with the flu, millions would die per Trump’s own “experts”, I really don’t get how you idiots don’t realize the difference.

    • Albert Wallace | March 21, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      Oh yes he can, ALWAYS, a natural born LIAR ☠️☠️☠️

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:44 AM | Reply

      @Phyllinda I Am you mean the chinese flu? I didnt know trump was Asian lol hes an orange faced, handsome, amazing president who everyone loved besides the 300 thousand people in our entire country lol

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:44 AM | Reply

      @Phyllinda I Am hes literally expected the break Regan’s record this election lol insure you people dont even know wtf I’m talking about 😂😂

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:45 AM | Reply

      @Sentinel_Spyder. exe notice how they all know this but wont challenge a man w knowledge? Lol they know. It’s just something for them to get stirred up about lol

  18. If the Coronavirus pandemic is a war, then Little Donny Bonespurs is once again a draft dodger.

    • @Susan Sullivan he’ll give himself a medal

    • K.G. Thornburg | March 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM | Reply

      Great observation. Spot on.

    • OfftoShambala | March 24, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      It’s a set up… they are preparing for an attack on the citizenry using vaccines as a biological delivery system … not everyone will die… but enough will that they can continue justifying martial law and all they can do under those circumstances… of course all the people who die or get sick from the disease will be presented in the msm as those who were not vaccinated … to keep people lining up … the deaths will be random and many will not put two andvtwo together… the elderly will be dropping like flies… they already are with flu shots … they got my dad that way and I’ve talked to nursing home workers and the care company I hired and they said many of their clients were put on their death beds immediately following flu shots… it’s beyond ‘coincidence’ and ‘rare’ … the doctors will all deny it because they sre indictrinated and lies to themselves, they are like cult devotees worshipping at the temple of vaccinia, any suggestion that this miracle of modern medicine might be dangerous is blasphemous and heretical … interestingly, when I heard about the nasa war documents found on the nasa website in 2001 and I’ve heard as little as six years ago it was still there, it spells out possible attacks, essentially, that USA citizens might endure… the wording is considered a cover up for a planned attack by the tin foilers, but it says that there could be an attempt to reduce the USA population by 80% by 2025… I thought it was far fetched and chiefly ignored it but many things the tin foilers have talked about, seem to be happening… at any rate, they’ve got a vaccine coming soon and all this global hoopla will surely drive most of humanity to line up for it… the de populists will finally get their wish and the pharmas will make out like bandits … I hope I’m wrong, unless it’s worse than what I’ve predicted… those who manage to evade the vaccines probably have the best chance of survival

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:19 AM | Reply

      He got a medical leave for flat foot lol flat foot stops the greatest soldiers from living their dreams. Yet your a wouldn’t know anything about facts lol

    • @Derek Browning Classic….. how ignorant you are to trumps treachery

  19. This Country is dying to get him out of office.

    • Pamela Wiles | March 19, 2020 at 7:40 AM | Reply

      @Mario Cadena f*** you you leave everybody hates you that includes your family and friends

    • @Mario Cadena
      You’re sad. Pitiful.

    • @AlexYounger
      True . The deficit is at it’s highest in history.

    • @Mario Cadena
      You’re a self hater. What that man has done to your homeland. And you support him. SMH.

    • Derek Browning | March 31, 2020 at 1:41 AM | Reply

      @Mario Cadena domt forget a higher black approval rating that any president to ever run for office lol this term is an easy win. Everyone who’s for America and keeps themself educated love this man! Only the hypocritical butthurt pansies hate him lol

  20. MrBoriqua2000 | March 18, 2020 at 10:59 PM | Reply

    When trump says “you know what it is”, that means that he has no idea what it is.

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