Janet Napolitano: President Trump ‘Totally Underestimates The American People’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

Janet Napolitano: President Trump ‘Totally Underestimates The American People’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC 1


We're learning that the President knew just how deadly and contagious the coronavirus was in late January, and that he downplayed the seriousness to the American public on purpose. Joining Katy Tur to discuss is Andy Slavitt, Former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama administration during the H1N1 pandemic. Aired on 09/09/2020.
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Janet Napolitano: President Trump ‘Totally Underestimates The American People’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

104 Comments on "Janet Napolitano: President Trump ‘Totally Underestimates The American People’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC"

  1. We knew Trump would get us all killed. We just didn’t know how.

    • @I Voted – F. ing up this country ha
      Biden 2020.

    • @Downright Dutch Go get yourself some professional mental help
      He said it,no dout in my mind ,he said it about Mccain get some help please.you need it.

    • @Moe LopezBe careful trump likes to put hispanics in cages. His says they are rapists drug dealers.He wants to send american born back where they come from.Go ahead stupid vote for the racist.
      I,m ridin with Biden 2020

    • @Bikes & Bullets yep its all trumps fault
      Biden 2020

    • @Michael Neal please do history lessons 33-45 and the “Bad Bad Nazis” and – read some of my comments, tired of explaining how a democracy can be taken over declaring emergency state directed all Power to HIM declaring a national crisis unable to vote he is working on all the time….

  2. Trump: “Okay you got me. I did downplay the virus. But I only downplayed it because I didn’t want to incite panic. I did it because I wanted to incite death, on a massive scale.”

  3. Biden Harris 2020🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  4. Richard Thomas | September 9, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

    Trump and the word honesty do not know each other .

    • Trump doesn’t know any of the Christian traits and beliefs that a moral human knows and experiences on a daily basis. If Satan is the Father of Lies than Trump is the Mother. He does nothing other than spew lies and conspiracy theories. He’s a sick, sick man. And to think without exaggeration that the fate of the world lies in what you do and who you Americans choose to vote for. I have never had such a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach than I do right now.


    • enigmaticmisfit | September 9, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      The Trumpsters will never learn.
      Trump respects nobody but himself.
      Trump does things only for himself.
      Trump does not care for anybody but himself.
      Trump only wanted the presidency for his ego.

    • Trump knows no shame, either.

    • Chris Crooks Radiating Love | September 9, 2020 at 10:39 PM | Reply

      No, the world knows him well now. He just doesn’t know anything about anything and he doesn’t care.

  5. If you’re willing to re-elect t’rump at this point, giving all the lies, all the failures, and all the corruption, then that says a lot more about you than it does t’rump.
    But you can’t fix stupid, I guess. 😅😂🤣

  6. All the people who helped him cover this up and watched people die everyday should be held accountable they have BLOOD on their hands too!

    • @madd monk So how how does that lift your god out of his own cess-pool?

    • Yes everyone who kept his lies going because they also knew how dangerous this virus is. Even after the first refrigerated trucks had to be called in to take those people away and burying people three down on top of each other. That is still going on now.
      Each and every one of the Trump administration should all have to answer for their part in this failed way Trump handled the whole situation.
      The division of our country is on Trump’s hands too. People arguing about masks and wanting to get back to work and not wanting to send the children back to school. If he had shut down the country like the other countries did we would all be back open all the way now too. He didn’t want to panic anyone? Well this is a lot more worse than a panic. Plus, what are we going to have to do so we can reopen like we should. Nobody is going to want to shut down again. He is still ignoring the problem now!!! Congress/Senate any politicians stand up and protect our constitution and the people of this country!!!

    • @Anna Jorgensen Well Said!

    • @thom wessels no sir! God would not bless a liar who does NOT care for his fellow man. Maybe you need to pick up your Bible and see how many Commandments Trump has broken in the last 5 years. Yes sir, I read my Bible very often and I have a Christian friend who thinks Trump is doing the best he can. Trump has never been capable of running this country when he can’t run his own CASINOS without filing bankruptcy 6 times! I honestly don’t know why so many STILL support this man when he has done nothing but closed the boarder and by the way, that was to late! 200,000 people have died from this virus and frankly anyone who can still back this evil man are blind and deaf from this false profit and the administration of demons who also lie and follow him like little demons. Now I have to go pray for so many things because people like you won’t open your eyes and follow Trump blindly!!!

    • @Claudea Bro thank you very much. You may want to read the last post because of one of his followers. BTW your post is also very well stated.🕊️♥️🇺🇲

  7. Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea took aggressive action in January. Total population = 80 million. Total deaths = 390

  8. The President turned Covid 19 into a partisan issue. This resulted in a lack of appropriate behaviour ánd today the death toll is the worst in the world and still rising.

  9. When you guys eventually get rid of Trump I presume he is going to prison for treason.
    Cheers from NZ

    • @Ursa Minor The OP is from New Zealand, not Australia. Different country.

    • @The Fighter Voting blocks per recent Gallup polls: Republicans 25%, Democrats 31%, Non-Partisan 40%. The right has definitely not taken over America, if anything under Trump they have become weaker. Non-Partisans decide elections so just suggesting you hold off packing your bags until after the election.

    • @Esther Smith Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon even though he had not yet been convicted of a crime. Remember that by accepting a pardon one has to admit to having committed a crime.

    • @Mr Right ?

    • @TheWheelstand/We hope so too.

  10. The sharpie monster constantly and deliberately causes Americans to panic. He keeps exaggerating voter frauds, violence, trading unfairness, etc. He even sends troops to cause chaos and confrontation. He has the nerve to say that he didn’t want to cause a panic. From Mexicans to suburban invasion, from wind turbines to hurricane, he makes up stuff and hypes up stuff all the time.

  11. He wanted people to go back to work. Save the economy and “it is what it is” 191, 000!! Shameful!!

  12. Norma Hernandez | September 9, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply

    2020 BIDEN and HARRIS for Truth, Transparency and SAFETY!!!!

  13. Puttentane Same | September 9, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Putin is LOVING this…his little puppet has killed more Americans than he ever could…

    • @Margaret Brown I’m not so sure he was actually elected. I have good reason to believe that the electronics of our national vote was compromised. That’s why many of us call him Putin’s president. The propaganda station called Fox News has given him a following he would never have without it. The people that watch only Fox News get the propaganda of the state and drink the Kool-Aid.

    • @Cyndi Ross I could well believe that. We need to hope and pray that nothing like that happens in November. When I read the comments of the Trump/Fox supporters here and on television, they all sound as though they have been completely brainwashed. Praying for you all for November 3rd. Stay safe.

    • Apple is loving this. Every time you turn around a democrat smashes and deletes their devices.

    • Putin couldn’t do a better job undermining the health of Americans if he was the President. Check out Putin’s Toy [Click the J to play, 6,150 views] for a little levity amid the Agent Orange chaos.

    • @John Gray russia sent the u.s a plane full of ppe during covid. You need to open your eyes and look at china.

  14. Trump should be charged with Crimes Against Humanity for this.

    • Red Nemo . Apologies for the delay, I missed your comment. Are the protesters in Hong Kong and China burning down buildings? Are they looting stores owned by private citizens or corporations? That is what is happening in the US. The right to assemble and protest is almost sacred in the US. The right to speak out against the government IS sacred in the US. However, committing crimes against other citizens, such as destroying their property, or stealing their merchandise does not fall within the definition of “protest”. So when we Americans see the government of China arrest people who are shouting in the streets, we will point it out, and object. No one here objects to it happening in America either. (We May disagree with the protesters, but we don’t jail them). Can you see the difference? And I agree that just because the democrats are wrong, does not necessarily make the Republicans right. But the democrats are still wrong in the premise. Some issues ARE binary. Abortion for example. If it is wrong (and I think it is). There is only one side opposite it. There are not shades of abortion. Your thoughts? I’m particularly interested in your description of the violence by the protesters in Hong Kong

    • Red Nemo . You didn’t like my answer?

    • @Big Bubba What do you mean? I have answered you, right?

      About the difference between the USA and Honk Kong, from the outside it does not look that different, as it was not that different watching the yellow jackets in France, or other movement across the world.
      Do you think you guys are specials or something?
      I see people asking why the police will not listen or believe them without an outside proof (that they will not ask others), first starting to peacefully manifest.
      Then the police charges and use tear gas, what do you think the manifestant will do? Say “Oh well we lost, let’s go home”?
      Many will, but some will stay, and people that did not come out because the protests were not effective enough will join.
      Now, with those few charges, you have transformed a crowd of peaceful manifestants, in a full on riot. And this is the fault of the authority, at this point the people that started the peaceful protest are gone, it is not the same people any more. I have a question, have you had any kind of training about crowd management, perimeter defense, collective panic movements, or stuff like that? It would make the discussion easier.
      Also, you want to rethink what you said about jailing protesters, the non identified squad that were kidnapping people around the city in Portland are a lie I guess?
      Talk about silencing the voice of opposition you guys have 1% of your adult population in prison at any time, not even China has a rate that high, no nation on earth actually.

      Regarding abortion, ok about making it illegal, if not for medical reasons, in that case nobody except the mother and the doctor have anything to say. Imagine if someone forbade organ transplants because you have to harvest flesh from another body, making it not whole and thus unable to reach heaves (it is actually a thing with many religions, just to say, or do you think that christianity should have a special treatment?)

      Last question, I guess you are american, how many time have you been outside your country?

    • Red Nemo . It’s difficult to address all of your issues. First, when you say “it looks the same from the outside”, I cannot argue, with your position. But you are admitting that you are oblivious to the actual differences. As my previous post stated, protesting the government is protected in the first amendment to our constitution. This is not the case in any other country that I am aware of. Our police and politicians protect this right. Our political establishment does not unilaterally charge protesters, as you have seen in other countries. Or police, in general value that same right, as it belongs to them too. So “the ones who started the violence” were the protesters, not the police. This is the case every single time over the last decades. Don’t get me wrong, we have some bad cops that get out of line. But we don’t supervisors or political figures telling their forces to go abuse protesters.
      No, I do not want to rethink what I said about jailing protesters. There is zero truth to what you heard. Each and every person that gets arrested, appears before a judge, in public, and goes through due process. They are entitled to an attorney, etc. we don’t have secret courts (except for espionage warrants).
      Nope, I don’t have specific training in the aspects of crowd control you mentioned, sorry. But I am not a young person, and have been watching and reading for quite some time. The protests in our country right now are not occurring because people lack freedom. No one is out arresting protesters either. The right to protest in the USA does not include the right to destroy property that does not belong to you. Funny how the protesters are not burning down their own homes. And the owners of the ones that are burned did nothing to deserve such treatment.
      Finally, regarding abortion, your comment about leaving the decision only to the doctor and mother. Who gets to speak for the desire and wants of the baby? It seems the all the people that think the baby should not have a say in this decision have already been born. Is it ok for a mother and doctor to execute a baby after it is born? If not, then why is it ok to do so one hour before the baby is born? Or one day? Or one month? Or nine months?

    • Red Nemo . Two additional points which I missed in my response. Regarding the 1% in prison. What is the proper number for you? Should we just release convicted persons simply to reach your target number? Each one of those people had a trial. They beach had the option of a trial by judge, or trial by jury. Their choice, not the governments choice. They could plead guilty and avoid a trial, so perhaps not all had a trial. But they did have the option. That is not he case in many countries. As for why so many? I’ve no idea. Maybe bad parenting. Probably a host of reasons including bad education too.
      Regarding the harvesting of organs. In the US, the individual must donate their organs, or the parents may make this decision for their child. Organs can not be legally harvested without proper consent. I don’t believe that is how it works in China, or other places. The state does not control the individuals ability to consent to organ harvesting.

  15. James Phillips | September 9, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

    The sad truth is that trump does not care how many lives his lies have cost.

  16. The guy doesn’t care if Americans die, veterans, soldiers with bounties, covid patients… he has no empathy; he’s a narcissist who only cares about himself!

    • @K Lee Yup go ahead and believe what you want, but no Biden was against calling the virus by a xenophobic name. But one must remember that only certain people had all the information about the pandemic at that time, so even if you were right, you’re not, most people still didn’t know how bad it was. Add to the fact how many people still came back from China after the ban. In fact the first day after the ban, 80 full planes landed in the US from China, of course no Chinese nationals were on board, however there were sick US citizens on some of those planes. So that’s how China let the virus out of their country, everyone scrambled to get their citizens home, sick or not.

    • @dustigenes LMFAO Hey, whatever you gotta tell yourself cause you still got 4 more years. Trump 2020 KAG!

    • @K Lee Well actually I don’t, but you might. And if you do, and finally figure it out halfway through, don’t come on here and expect sympathy from those who already knew.

    • madd monk that’s not true and it’s been debunked…. move along!

    • @Jolene Plourde lol blind sheeple

  17. Trump is trying to literally get away with mass murder.

  18. As Carl Bernstein said, “He guilty of genocidal homicide.”

  19. Full Speed Ahead | September 9, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

    He wasn’t worried about Americans’ panic. He was worried about stock market panic.

    • Exactly. Electing a supposed billionaire into office. Think he doesn’t put the stock market above human lives?! That’s all he cares about. He knows he’s going to jail if he loses the election. He’ll do ANYTHING to avoid that.

    • Exactly. I wonder why nobody is saying this.

    • SlideyBois DriftTeam | September 14, 2020 at 8:06 AM | Reply

      @Joanne Partin is worrying about the stock market completely crashing REALLY a bad thing?

    • Full Speed Ahead | September 14, 2020 at 5:58 PM | Reply

      @SlideyBois DriftTeam I guess if you prefer money over the lives and good health of you, your family, friends and fellow man… then I guess it’s good for you, dickhead.

    • SlideyBois DriftTeam | September 14, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Full Speed Ahead your such an emotional tween. You can’t even see the importance of both

  20. I would give millions just to see Obama tell him: “YOU’RE FIRED!”

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