How Masks Have Been Politicized Even As More States Require Them To Stop Virus’s Spread | MSNBC

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Dr. Vanessa Kerry and Rick Stengel join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the politicization of guidance around mask wearing, with more states now requiring their use in public to reduce the virus's spread while President Trump still declines to wear one in public. Aired on 05/25/2020.
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85 Comments on "How Masks Have Been Politicized Even As More States Require Them To Stop Virus’s Spread | MSNBC"

  1. A presidents job is to represent ALL and should not insult his own constituents. Common sense is missing with cult members clearly.

    • @JVee. Kingston exactly. He should have been in prison 30 years ago.
      Trump is trash

    • Claudette J | May 25, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      @Dekan Elad someone needs to offer that Midol to Trumputin…he seems to always be riding that cotton pony.

    • Claudette J | May 25, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      @Ellen Peba how is it that u say ur a Catholic but yet u don’t even know the Bible.
      The Bible tells how to perform an abortion in Numbers chapter 5. U should read it and u should also read those parts about being kind to thy neighbor no matter what land they r from. Help those in need no matter where they r from. Pretty much, the entire new testament talks about all that. Maybe u should stop listening to hate talk and get back into the Bible, or keep acting the way u r now and keep people from coming to God. Wonder how ur God would like that.

    • Born an Atheist! Happy Heathen! | May 25, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      @Claudette J
      What amazes me is how few “Christians” have not even read the new testament much less the whole bible if they had they would realize Jesus healed the sick at no charge, food the poor and told the rich to give their riches to the poor before following him, you might say he was the original “Progressive.”

    • @Born an Atheist! Happy Heathen! I agree 💯. And they were also warned of greed. Yet here we r. Some of the sickest greed in the history of the world. I chose to believe in a loving and accepting God…no matter who u r. Forgiveness is a forgotten word in the US. And it’s only getting worst.

  2. The president is leading the resistance to his own government.

    • @Ellen Peba – Lord Jesus is the complete opposite of Evil satan trump. Trump brags about being a sexual predator.

    • My Labrador Retriever | May 25, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      Trumpism is fascism. Welcome the American Hitler that is Donald J. Trump.

    • Lynn Kliewer | May 25, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      He’s leading resistance to his demise!

    • Cindy Pomerleau | May 25, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      Sophie SuperLab trump should aspire to be more like Hitler and take his own life.

    • My Labrador Retriever | May 25, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      @Cindy Pomerleau Trump would do the world a favor by doing that but it’s unlikely to happen as long as he can get his narcissistic fix from his adoring supporters. That’s why he tweets so much; he craves the attention and people give it to him feeding his narcissism.

  3. Soren Ingram | May 25, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

    The medical professionals, they have Years of training based upon hundreds of years of accumulated experience and testing.
    But forget that and go with the Geriatric Buffoon who wants you to ingest bleach..

    • @Adrian Peña like I said, I take care of myself and live a healthy lifestyle..I’m not any of those with pre existing conditions and issues..there are those that should take precautions but, i do not believe I need to follow anything other than what I believe is the right thing to do..
      I’m not the only one tired of living a sheltered and poor quality of life..
      Again, live the life you want to lead and I’ll do the same..
      Science may say, tomorrow we all die..will you stop living today ?

    • Laundry Sauce 2 | May 25, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      Jeff Woods look we all know you’re not stupid and understand the facts as well as we do. Well i hope people do, it’s not smart to underestimate someone just because they disagree with you. I’d have more respect for both republican and Democrat cultists if both of you would just be real. You both just want to be right, even if you know you’re wrong. Americans really are a lost cause, as an American, since neither “side” can realize that republicans and democrats are two sides of the same coin, and that both sides are led along by their party leaders just to maintain their notion of the status quo.

    • Malligrub 1 | May 25, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

      *Thousands of years of accumulated experience…

    • @Laundry Sauce 2 not disagreeing with how politicians work..The best part is the all boys club is infiltrated by the common businessman who now serves the interests of the people and the country..if people cannot see this and how the media works to destroy him at all costs, idk what can be done and I can only say one thing…sheeple

    • Laundry Sauce 2 | May 25, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

      Jeff Woods you proved my point

  4. The Blue Arrow | May 25, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

    The right likes to say they are pro-life.
    But so little of what they do shows any love for other life or any desire to protect it.
    In fact, they often seem openly hostile to and contemptuous of other life.

    • allabout perspective | May 25, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      @JJ Strumr The same people that are agaist abortion are cheering whenever someone is executed . Does that make sense?

    • @allabout perspective Ahhhh, I got ya now. Good point. Just didn’t understand from your original post. Makes sense now. Thanks.

    • ryvr madduck | May 25, 2020 at 6:32 PM | Reply

      The Blue Arrow, we on the right are pro choice. Our bodies our choice. My body, I choose to not wear a mask. If I want to get an abortion, no problem, if I choose not to wear a mask, GREAT GOD IN HEAVEN SEND IN THE SWAT TEAM!! My body, my choice.

    • @allabout perspective But probably not if you’re an unborn “illegal” Mexican…

    • the right see pro life as cattle and sheep just as the church does… just like a farmer grow his crops to survive, the GOP depend on its low key constituents to keep their coffers full.

  5. This heartless, cruel and brainless thing is destroying as many lives as he can until it’s reign is over.

    • Saadia Sheikh | May 25, 2020 at 5:29 PM | Reply

      Ellen Peba No he gave you the hat

    • Saadia Sheikh | May 25, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      Ellen Peba And what kind of life you are talking about my dear?

    • Sean Molloy | May 25, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      @Ellen Peba If Trump wins the November, I don’t see how America recovers…..EVER!!! He is a selfish, spoiled, vindictive person; if he gets re-elected he will literally criminalize anyone who questions his Presidency, ( he’s practically doing it now) and the Trump brand voters will love him for it. Historic level tyranny is just around the corner. Ellen, be careful what you wish for.

    • Brother Sanguinary | May 25, 2020 at 5:58 PM | Reply

      @Ellen Peba He wont wear a mask because it would mess up his makeup. Trump supporters are heartless monsters who dont care who they hurt. Almost 100,000 dead Americans at this point and you guys dont care. Pro Life? Not at all.

    • Cyrene the Cat | May 25, 2020 at 10:36 PM | Reply

      @ASeasonedWitch OMG I hope not.

  6. Take great solace in the fact that the Manhattan DA will have all of Trump’s financials very shortly. This nightmare will soon end.

  7. Mignon Simpson | May 25, 2020 at 2:51 PM | Reply

    There’s no fool like an old fool. That’s the prez.

    • It’s a cult. Cult members tend not to be very smart.

    • My Labrador Retriever | May 25, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      @Jan Davis Trump got caught wearing a mask that made him look like Hannibal Lecter in SIlence of the Lambs. Trump is leading his followers like lambs to the slaughter.

  8. Walter Godsoe | May 25, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    The sheer absurdity of a governor having to provide cover to people who are simply protecting themselves. Crush Republican 2020!

    • @Ellen Peba No Ellen, for people with a double digit IQ. Sorry that leaves you out.

    • @Ellen Peba You don’t even have a clue Ellen. You have no idea what you are talking about. What a frazzled mind you must have. Sad

    • Scott Tengesdal | May 25, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      @David Guelette I agree with the hit list part. I live in ND and can say that our governor has been non-partisan from the beginning. He truly cares about EVERY person in our State. This is how a Republican governor in a 60% red State gets a 90% approval rating.

    • Catherine Andujar | May 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      Ellen Peba You need to spend more time with the real God and not that shim sham you have been praying too. Yours is full of ignorance and hate.

    • Amanda Slamm | May 25, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      Ellen Peba It is Memorial Day and you are insulting veterans? How very rah rah of you.

  9. Jeffrey Down | May 25, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

    our President’s vanity has cost countless lives

    • Marilyn Reallon | May 25, 2020 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      And VOTES!!!

    • Lynn Kliewer | May 25, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      He should cover that face twenty four seven! A balaclava with a mask!

    • Robert Martyr | May 25, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Reply

      @Marilyn Reallon *YES!!! 90% of DEAD were DeMonRat Voters!!!!*

    • Joanne James | May 25, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      My goodness….. “vanity” and “countless lives”…………. Whatever you are reading, please stop now……….Yikes
      Move to Michigan or California where their “parental” governors will take care of you. Just don’t cry and complain that you’ve lost ALL your freedoms when this mess is over.

    • Salah Mohamed | May 25, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      Jeffrey Down , true that.

  10. Tango Bango | May 25, 2020 at 3:04 PM | Reply

    TRUMP: “But I’d look like a fool if I wear a mask”….Too late for THAT President Dum Dum. 🥴

    • Eric Steffen | May 25, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      @chuck wood By advocating mask wearing?

    • @Eric Steffen how much do they pay you to be a shill on YouTube?

    • Nancy gibson | May 25, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      He’s so Crazy he ‘ll start aa war before he’s out.destroyer

    • Professor C | May 25, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      Masks can reduce infections by up to 75%. Unfortunately many chinese
      made masks don’t work. Alpha Pro Tech (APT) is producing NIOSH
      approved N95 masks and face shields in the USA. They are adding
      production through the end of summer

    • @Nancy gibson probably will, but only because the U.S. has been on an incremental war path for years, I fought in the iraq and Afghanistan wars, but I’ll make sure my son doesn’t fall for the same trap I did.

  11. Emsley Wyatt | May 25, 2020 at 3:09 PM | Reply

    Learning who all the governors are in this whole business.

  12. How did america get so behind ? Simple Answer – ARROGANCE !!

  13. Trump Hitler. Dont get mad, VOTE. VOTE.

  14. Wally Hamdan | May 25, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

    We don’t have any leadership anymore., and the Republicans don’t care.

    • J.L. Klamer | May 25, 2020 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      No they use it to get some of the Relief Funds, which are without any oversight since IG is fired; FREE money for …? All Relief Funds are paid AND all jobs are gone?? FOLLOW the money!

    • Robert Martyr | May 25, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      *Jesus anointed DonaLd Trump to SAVE us from this Emergency!!!*

    • Trudy Colborne | May 25, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      @Robert Martyr Stop calling Jesus a jerk. It’s rude.

  15. Amazing how not wanting to get sick and die is now considered a political statement. More proof that all Republicans care about is starting culture wars than actually solving problems.

  16. A mask is to protect other people from you, so everyone has to wear a mask around him to protect the great tRUMP, however he does not care or want to protect you. Shame when Masks are being politiced and the Pr. is just confirming that He is the ” Emporer without Clothes”, full of Himself and do not care for US citizens.

  17. In Trump’s sick twisted mind he thinks wearing a mask is a sign of weakness.

    • My Labrador Retriever | May 25, 2020 at 6:18 PM | Reply

      Some people wear a mask to hide their true nature. With Trump, it makes him look like Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.

    • Born an Atheist! Happy Heathen! | May 25, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      A draft dodging cowardly thinks it a sign of weakness, that is ironic.

  18. Seriously? Shaming for wearing a mask? What is wrong with these people??

    • Not smart.

    • Robert Martyr | May 25, 2020 at 6:03 PM | Reply

      *I HATE PEOPLE!!! PLease Wear your Masks!!!!*

    • True. Cannot believe that is an actual thing. Mask shaming……………..sorry I don’t want to give COVID-19 to my friend who has lung disease.

    • Professor C | May 25, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      Masks can reduce infections by up to 75%. Unfortunately many chinese
      made masks don’t work. Alpha Pro Tech (APT) is producing NIOSH
      approved N95 masks and face shields in the USA. They are adding
      production through the end of summer

  19. Where is your Covid test? Pence: “I get tested regularly.” Remember, Tweety Nazi Don Trump affirmed firing Navy hero Capt. Brett Crozier & reinstated war CRIMINAL Seal CPO Eddie Gallagher. Vote.

    • He only like criminals

    • trump Stands for every thing that is wrong and corrupt…

    • Brenda Zorros | May 25, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      He wants us to forget most of his corruption..lies..Diciet, Narcassism, Death to American Citizens due to neglect because he knew about the pandemic in December… Do nothing Donnie boy…. Vote Blue across the board and prosecute them!!

  20. Just the fact that he said he doesn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing him in a mask shows how WEAK he is! What a fragile orange 🍊 🍊 🍊 baby

    • Lynn Kliewer | May 25, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      laurah6381 When in fact it would show leadership and caring !

    • He knows that it would remind him and the world of his own ineptness. There’s *no* problem, remember?

    • JVee. Kingston | May 25, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      Remember. Donald Trump his a man who doesn’t wear a condom with his bunch of prostitutes and pornstars, trump love ricking behavior.potentially dangerous behavior.

    • Salah Mohamed | May 25, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      laurah6381 , most absurd respond by a president I have ever heard.

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