History Repeats As Trump Admin Fails To Fix PPE Shortage Crisis | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

History Repeats As Trump Admin Fails To Fix PPE Shortage Crisis | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow shows how the Donald Trump administration never bothered to do the work of setting up a proper national supply chain to provide U.S. health workers with adequate PPE, so Americans are forced to deal with the same kinds of shortages as when the epidemic first began in the United States. Aired on 7/02/2020.
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History Repeats As Trump Admin Fails To Fix PPE Shortage Crisis | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

106 Comments on "History Repeats As Trump Admin Fails To Fix PPE Shortage Crisis | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Why am I not surprised. Trump doesn’t give a crap about anything or anybody. We’ll all just die out, leaving only those he deems worthy of PPE and letting them vote for him.

    • @Allan Gregory The WORLD Hates Trump!!!

    • Allan Gregory | July 3, 2020 at 11:39 AM | Reply

      Annie Warbux I know

    • Aaron Weiser | July 3, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      Annie Warbux is a LIAR

    • @Aaron Weiser: Why did Trump allow the N95 masks to expire? According to the CDC site, they were manufactured between 2003 and 2013, with a shelf life of 5 years. So a lot of them expired during Trump’s administration too.

      Point being the stockpile has a history of this over site and it takes something like this to ID it. The difference is Obama would’ve done something about it, where Trump wouldn’t. Obama had a long history of prepping for a pandemic, putting up teams around the world to identify and prevent their movement to the US. THAT’s the reason we didn’t have a pandemic during his administration. Then Trump, in his second year, defunded these teams, allowing a regional epidemic come to the US and become a pandemic. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/release-stockpiled-N95.html

    • Ulysses Morando | July 3, 2020 at 8:57 PM | Reply


  2. Soren Ingram | July 3, 2020 at 1:59 AM | Reply

    Trump just doesn’t want to believe reality. An has Choked federal response to this clear and present danger.

    • @Alisha Monique you have to be stupid and blind to not see the hate against anyone who isn’t white in this country… can you not see how that is due to Trump’s rhetoric??? U one of them and i have nothing for you… God help you because you obviously cant help yourself.

    • @Alisha Monique haven’t u had enough of Trump’s incompetence? Miss black Russian nurse troll…hahaha

    • Alisha Monique | July 3, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

      luis caro well let me see. I have been black my entire life, became a nurse practitioner, working towards my doctorate degree. I will never believe in oppression, I don’t care how many times you tell me I’m supposed to feel “hated and oppressed by white people”. It will never be true. I’m sorry if that makes you feel uncomfortable.

    • @Alisha Monique you’re not a nurse… you’re uneducated… one can see that by the way you write…. you fool nobody

    • Ulysses Morando | July 3, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      Lincoln Project!!!!

  3. Carla Jasper | July 3, 2020 at 2:08 AM | Reply


    • @Tom G meh when it comes to say north Korea, the entire world treats them like outcasts is because of the poisonous thought process foisted upon them by decades of cult like subjugation. According to the Korean narrative, if leaders of the free world meet with them publicly it will make their ideological narrative true. Which will empower them to feel justified in their anti western world ideology. The entire world doesn’t have this same opinion for the fun of it. Trump’s visit did absolutely nothing. We got ZERO. And they went right back to testing ICBM platforms. All it did was make us look like reckless fools that don’t understand international policy.
      I never said sanction countries like north Korea. I said sanction Russia. For obvious acts of war. I know they’re civilian population will suffer. I guess they’ll have to get angry enough with the actions of their leader enough to oust him. That’s kinda the whole point.

      I dunno. Lots of ways to look at it I guess. Maybe I just don’t like that Putin literally put his boy in power in America. Gets his puppet to side with HIM over United states intelligence agencies on display in front of the world. Minutes after a 15 minute private meeting between the two of them almost ran 2 hours. Yeah. Me personally? I don’t like that.

    • @Tina Bush ok. I don’t mean to legitimise Trump particularly. I just don’t recognise that refusing to talk with an enemy achieves anything. Personally I can’t think of one situation that conflict has been resolved by an I’m not talking to you response. As for sanctions I wasn’t referring to your own view particularly. It’s just I know for example millions of civilians including children have died because of sanctions. I’m not an expert but I’m pretty sure that’ll breed hatred against those that sanction. And I’ve thought for awhile that those that impose sanctions do so as though they are extremely moral when in fact they are causing massive suffering. I’m just in favour of people trying to work things out. All we are saying is give peace a chance. And if it doesn’t work how about attacking the totalitarian leaders rather than the civilians without power? I don’t just mean America btw

    • Calpurnia Bruchi | July 3, 2020 at 2:42 PM | Reply

      @Pedro Correia yup

    • Sorry, you can’t say you are better than this. Most Americans are into everything for themselves, there is no society thinking, me and mine and that’s it. Main reason virus is still going. As for Trump, NO ONE has done anything, you all hope and wait til next election to get rid of him, lots of whining and complaining but NOTHING GOT DONE. You aren’t better than this, you are American. Love your neighbor and hope he loves you. Hate your neighbor and you know you live in the USA. Good Luck with the virus you guys need it. Peace.

    • Keeper of The Lists | July 3, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      Naaa vote him in again. I need your 401k’s to tank to reap any benefit…. lol

  4. Doesn’t Jared have some stockpiled? You know, the ones he withheld from the Blue States.

    • @Alisha Monique I know. What ” front line” again?

    • Alisha Monique | July 3, 2020 at 12:38 PM | Reply

      Avery James Registered Nurse on a covid unit in one other the largest hospitals in my state. One of the first hospitals in the country to begin taking covid patients. I no longer believe anything I hear on TV, but you do what you need to do. All I can say is that there are some very important things happening in the world and in our country, none of it is being discussed on the news. I encourage everyone to look beyond the smokescreen. Go out of your way to find out what’s going on in the world and how these changes will affect you and your family.

    • @Alisha Monique Thanks for your reply, I only pray that you and your team can hold everything together, and save as many people as possible. I am not one of those people who get my news from one source. I just see too many reports of inadequate equipment in hospitals.

    • Alisha Monique | July 3, 2020 at 1:18 PM | Reply

      Avery James thank you. The beginning of this pandemic was brutal, we didn’t have enough supplies or tests and we were overwhelmed with patients. It was literally a war zone. That’s not the case anymore luckily. I’m not going to say the virus is over because it isn’t. BUT I have noticed recently our covid patients not as symptomatic as they were in March and April. I have also noticed that many patients who have recovered from covid are testing positive when they re-enter the healthcare system for other reasons. The test is picking up live and dead virus and I’m not sure why. This is a problem because patients end up on our covid unit and they really don’t belong there. We then have to do antibody testing to prove they no longer have active covid. But they are still being added to the daily case count. I’m not saying this is being done intentionally but it’s definitely happening. When looking at covid statistics focus on the death count and ventilator usage. That’s all I can recommend. Hospitalization is increasing because for a long time people weren’t coming to the hospital…now they are and we test everyone who comes in. Many test positive and they are now a covid hospitalization case, even though they came in with kidney stone, heart attack, car accident injury etc. but this data isn’t presented..they just say hospitalization is up and covid cases are increasing…people then become scared as is expected. I try my hardest to just let people know this virus is real and it’s deadly…however we have 5 months of data which shows us who is high risk of complications from covid. I have been luckily and so far have not contracted covid, nor has anyone in my family. We focus on immune health which is very important. And once again I really really encourage people to tune out the news. It will stress you out and raise your cortisol levels which will ultimately weaken your immune system.

    • @Glenda Graves I know. I was mocking Kushner. He once made a comment similar to that.

  5. The scary thing is it has only just begun, the worst is yet to come.

    • Wendy's Garden | July 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      someone with a brain (Bannon, Miller?) has chosen the herd immunity route for us. So 2 million dead in 2 years. And the low IQ sheeplike Faux News watchers still think the GOP is on their side. Man, you really cannot fix stupid.

    • Allan Gregory | July 3, 2020 at 9:16 AM | Reply

      Until you remove him and get experts in including the military, then it will start to get better

    • Spread Love Not Hate | July 3, 2020 at 9:41 AM | Reply

      Ash Roskell Not only Trump is giving PPE to Russia but he is also giving PPE to India.

      Besides, while millions of Americans are unemployed, Trump still allows millions of Indians to steal American jobs by the millions in their own backyard. So strange.

    • Allan Gregory | July 3, 2020 at 10:21 AM | Reply

      Spread Love Not Hate and your own doctors will be 40 million short this year alone, do you get it?

    • Ulysses Morando | July 3, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      Lincoln Project!!!

  6. Laurie Huntley | July 3, 2020 at 2:24 AM | Reply

    Trumps World, Deny and I Don’t take Responsibility. Way to go Evangelicals. Religion is killing AMErica. The USA IS Pathetic. Why? Because you haven’t done a thing to stop this manChild.

    • @Se Ou and shall burn can’t see were under judgement by God Jesus is coming may you get reborn before it’s to late everything that’s happening is the will of God and nobody can stop it no mask no test nothing this is pestilence wait till war here any day now repent your sin’s

    • Shawna Weesner | July 3, 2020 at 7:39 AM | Reply

      It’s everyone’s fault, because it’s everyone’s country. Americans need to step up to the plate!


    • @Eric GURULE LOL, I don’t believe in a god committing suicide to forgive sin. I believe in a loving god who forgive sin without putting to death or needing blood from a man….sorry to burst you’re bubble, but christianity is just the reworking of old roman pagan religion, maybe you need to do some research before giving yourself to a false satanic belief.

    • Richard Christie | July 3, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      @Se Ou “christianity is cancer to humanity.”

      ALL religion is cancer of reason.

  7. the inept Rump administration continues failing America.

  8. Kerry_fromthaferry | July 3, 2020 at 2:28 AM | Reply

    The last line from Houston, “I cant believe we are now staring down the barrel of that gun”…seriously? Have they not been paying attention to the severity of this virus?

    • Aaron Weiser | July 3, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

      @Susan Sullivan sorry but turd trumpo isn’t responsible for your STUPIDITY………..

    • @Aaron Weiser –It’s amazing how far a Trump supporter will go to stand by their man. As if 130,000 people died in 3-4 months from ANY of those things with the numbers about to explode. It’s a global pandemic. Do you think the other nations are lying to you to make your dear leader look bad?

    • Aaron Weiser | July 3, 2020 at 4:12 PM | Reply

      @Sioux Rose ,Good glad your amazed, you’ve seen NOTHING yet, btw couldn’t care less about foreign nations leaders, their not walking on water either PAL, now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to drink my Tea.

    • @Aaron Weiser –From the evidence of your grammar, spelling, and confused content, I’d say the tea is 86-proof.

    • Aaron Weiser | July 3, 2020 at 4:46 PM | Reply

      @Sioux Rose ahhh, did you show it to your mommy,and she told you to say that……..

  9. How is possible…well let me put this way “stupid is as stupid does”

    • Mischie13 Adams | July 3, 2020 at 4:07 AM | Reply

      Well said

    • Georg Helpenstein-Michels | July 3, 2020 at 5:48 AM | Reply

      well, the world knows that for a time now, and i hope even as we Europeans are not safe from stupid decisions, that we can stay together with our american friends, despite of the leadership momentarily active, anouncing the end of bilateral relations to other countries. WE are with you and will do what we can to help.

    • Trump will never take this virus seriously unless he gets infected himself.

    • Susan Sullivan | July 3, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

      @loudboy317 On his death bed he will say it’s a Democratic hoax, where is the lysol.

  10. Gerard Shirley | July 3, 2020 at 2:30 AM | Reply

    The reason why you are so short off mask is because the President was busy getting his rallies organised .. where you didn’t need masks REALLY

    • Elementalism :D | July 3, 2020 at 3:53 AM | Reply

      Nah actually… he was doing science!
      If you hit a golf ball often enough does it take the shape of a mask…
      And if it does, can you breathe through it?
      -all results are negative- we have nothing to share at this moment and continue the research.

    • Alvin Burrell | July 3, 2020 at 7:28 AM | Reply

      @Elementalism 😀 I thought tat Trump was simply trying to save some masks for front line workers

    • Susan Sullivan | July 3, 2020 at 10:25 AM | Reply

      @Alvin Burrell ha ha ha good one. He doesn’t care about front line workers.

    • Trump wants the publicity of being President, he never had any intention of doing the job, he doesn’t even know what it entails, nor does he care.

    • @Alvin Burrell By now he shouldn’t have to save anything, we should be fully stocked up. Was he waiting for Obama to return and handle it for him?

  11. لای آسمووونی | July 3, 2020 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    trump is only worried about shortages of his fake orange tan chemicals

    • Prophet YouTube | July 3, 2020 at 11:02 AM | Reply

      Right Marxist Terrorist!

    • Trina Gorden | July 3, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

      @Rita Jimmie lol..that hits the spot..

    • A Evelyn Moose | July 3, 2020 at 2:26 PM | Reply


    • Anyone know this guy? https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bloomberg-ghislaine-maxwell/ I wonder why he joined the race sooooo late.

    • @Child OfGod First to anyone this is an attempt to claim from another fing moron First this is a PUBLIC pix and not like the one’s fake fox posted with trump and bill in them , cause if you looked at the pix close the ONLY person in a private party with young girls was trump , bill was in public pix. like child here they try and point the finger at others for what they do .

      Last from your name I assume your church moron ,
      The church hates a thinker precisely for the same reason a robber dislikes a sheriff, or a thief despises the prosecuting witness.

  12. Moist Peanut | July 3, 2020 at 2:44 AM | Reply

    Trump does not care about our military, he doesnt care about our healthcare workers and he doesnt care for minorities. He only cares about his $.

  13. Trump cannot do the simplest of tasks to address his deadly Covid Catastrophe.

    • Tessmage Tessera | July 3, 2020 at 9:35 AM | Reply

      @Bing Bong Ghislane Maxwell, longtime procurer for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested by the FBI. Read this and learn the truth about Trump: http://www.tessmage.com/downloads/DJT_horrible_truth.pdf

    • @Bing Bong
      Trump gave a lot of the US stockpile to Russia. He cares about them.

    • @Sue Mead
      I am looking forward to reading Dr Mary Trump’s book to try and understand this treacherous megalomaniac.
      It is so sad for America, the death rates in the south and south west will explode in the next fortnight, and Trump is worried about some vandalism, and trying to reignite a race war.
      He has come at the worst possible time for America, and for the world.

    • @wattlesong trump sent 200 ventilator’s to russia which is getting hit very hard by the virus, russia sent a cargo plane full of medicl supplies to the us, if he wasnt helping other countries you would be complaining how he is so selfish, damned if you do damned if you dont, a liberal will always complain…

    • He CHOOSES not to address this issue.

  14. There will be Texans sitting in the waiting rooms of hospitals dying due to a lack of proper care. This didn’t have to happen. I guess we’ll be free to die in the waiting rooms. Freedom right?

    • GRANT MCCABE | July 3, 2020 at 8:49 AM | Reply

      It might get to the point where hospitals are simply closing their doors to the hordes due to being overwhelmed and people will die in their homes or in the streets, Trump rally anyone?

    • Trumps ‘merica. “Silent majority ” 😑

    • Susan Sullivan | July 3, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

      Give me Liberty or give me Death republicans have made their choice.

  15. Chris Searle | July 3, 2020 at 2:57 AM | Reply

    Remind me, who is heading the task force? Oh, right, well no surprise then.

    • Was it last week that he advised us to pray in the task force hearing? Didn’t mention wearing a mask but keep on praying!

    • Chris Searle : And this is literally true: we’re sending PPE to Russia! Our enemy! Who’s paying to assassinate our troops! WTF?

    • I thought Trump was dismantling the task force

    • 25th amendment removes Trump for his inability to do his job… he’s never been able to do his job, he has never done his job, BUT TODAY his incompetence results in American death.
      Take him out!

    • Everyone of you who voted this imbecile into office, should be ashamed and at the very least… you must vote him out in November! SHAME ON YOU!

  16. eduardo quirino | July 3, 2020 at 3:02 AM | Reply

    The richest and most powerful country in the world which can print trillions of dollars in cash cannot even produce the required number of masks, PPE and accurate test kits. Shame!

    • Allan Gregory | July 3, 2020 at 9:19 AM | Reply

      adoni adekolu oh that’s ok then, oh wait look what CUOMO did in New York but he gave a toss

    • Mathieu Clairoux | July 3, 2020 at 9:29 AM | Reply

      Where can i donate money to help this country? (yes im joking)

    • @adoni adekolu that’s because America elected a narcissistic psychopath. And we sit and watch as he burns America down.

    • @Aaron Finnegan –Prove it! Your hero Trump says anything to get an applause line. 80% of it is BS.

    • Melody Nolan | July 3, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      We are no longer the most powerful country in the world. As for the richest? I don’t know, but if we really are that wealthy there is no reason for people to be starving, homeless, or without medical care.

  17. Trump’s reply to the question about plans for his next term: “I have experience. I know everything now.”

    Trumps jester: “He’s the most informed man on the planet.” https://youtu.be/gPpH9JU7KL4

    So many lies & wrongs.

    • Trumps Tantrum | July 3, 2020 at 5:09 AM | Reply

      J “What’s my agenda for the second term…Well, I have experience. I’ve always said that experience is a good word. It’s a strong word…” –Donald J. Trump.

      That’s literally his answer to what his plans are. Imagine if you were asked what you wanted to accomplish in your job for the year 2021, and you responded like that. Your boss would think you were high on opiates.

  18. This “society” thing doesn’t work in a country where it’s every man for himself. Good luck, America.

    • First of all, probably half the population cares about society as a whole. The problem is that the Right Wing Think tanks got together with the Prosperity Gospel Christians AND the profiteers inside the Military Industrial Complex to turn society into a dog-eat-dog, every one for himself violence-prone debacle.

      They push the narrative that you only succeed in life if Jesus loves you, you’re born into wealth, or you create wealth… largely by whatever means.

      They push the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” leaving out the FACT that most wealth is inherited. The poorest Americans have enormous obstacles to surmount to get anywhere. And the system is designed that way.

      People make general observations as if what’s been installed by those with power speaks to the rest of us. It’s like taking Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest theory to the max, while leaving out the material he wrote about the success of groups that work together.

      The current armed me-first model is the model of militarism: it’s based on fear, competition, and self-protection.

      Its antithesis reflects traits of caring, compassion, and cooperation.

      Which of these traits are exhibited by doctors on Covid-19’s front lines? In caring parents? In teachers?

      When people use the results of decades of conditioning (added to all sorts of financial carrots and sticks) to make grandiose conclusions about an entire People or society, they demonstrate that they are well-trained Pavlov dogs: salivating at all of the right bell-signals.

    • And that’s exactly the way the U. S. is…every man for himself. Greed & Corruption. This is an example of man destroying himself.

    • @justsaying –You have a reading comprehension problem. A blanket uniform analysis obviously is off in a nation of self evident divisions. In other words one size doesn’t fit all!

    • Ulysses Morando | July 3, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      @Sioux Rose 👏🏼🙌🏼

  19. Robert Bennie | July 3, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Reply

    Meanwhile the N95 masks are being sold everywhere down here in little old Australia. Go figure.

    • Alisha Monique | July 3, 2020 at 10:03 AM | Reply

      Because we DONT NEED THEM. We have more than enough PPE so why not donate the rest. Man you people are 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

    • Glenda Graves | July 3, 2020 at 10:29 AM | Reply

      Love Australia.

    • Donnie Draftdodger | July 3, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      Same in Canada, everywhere, gas stations, dollar stores, barber shops you name it they are everywhere!!!

    • Because many countries who can produce their own PPE & Masks, they only reserve it for their own countries at the moment, not to be sold overseas…

  20. We’re losing the war because leadership has abandoned the battle. The COVID-19 task force is being dismantled and leadership is declaring victory even while personnel around them are dropping like flies. Under military protocol when a commander fails to lead or won’t lead they are removed.

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