Maddow to Trump: You Had One Job. Virus Response Needs Competent Leadership | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Maddow to Trump: You Had One Job. Virus Response Needs Competent Leadership | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow points out for Donald Trump the failures of the George W. Bush administration in dealing with the disaster of Hurricane Katrina and encourage him to recognize his own administration's fecklessness as COVID-19 is killing thousands of Americans and put someone competent in charge of the federal response. Aired on 4/3/20.
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Maddow to Trump: You Had One Job. Virus Response Needs Competent Leadership | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

87 Comments on "Maddow to Trump: You Had One Job. Virus Response Needs Competent Leadership | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Here in Australia we look at USA and shake our heads at the horrible way your”democracy” has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PEOPLE OF YOUR COUNTRY. SHAME.

    • Benito Sotelo | April 9, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      @Downright Dutch to dumbasses like you, everything is considered “racist”. Your country doesn’t even make up the population of Illinois lol. Sit down clown.

    • @Santo Parfano You really are confused aren’t you?
      Was it not you attacking everybody else and appending your posts with “LOL”? That is Hate. Perhaps one day you will grow up and realize that it is not all about how much money or possessions you have, it is how you relate to others.
      Good luck, stay safe and I hope you come out of this a better person.

    • Theondras Brown | April 19, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

      @Jaime Burleson lol

    • Theondras Brown | April 19, 2020 at 8:54 AM | Reply

      @todd prifogle you are so right

    • Theondras Brown | April 19, 2020 at 8:56 AM | Reply

      @takecare A you told some ignoramus right.

  2. Bruce Staples | April 4, 2020 at 3:38 AM | Reply

    Well done MSNBC for putting up for all to see, this breathtaking performance from Rachel. An historic plea has been made.

    • Shirley Rombough | April 4, 2020 at 4:39 AM | Reply

      Bruce Staples – Yes, bravo Rachel Maddow. I am so glad I watched this broadcast. She should get some kind of broadcasting award. She is our Walter Cronkite.

    • David Melandri | April 4, 2020 at 5:29 AM | Reply

      I’m Australian and in shock. I never did like trump, nor my family. I’m truly sorry for all people of America

    • Ainokea da Bruddah | April 12, 2020 at 1:40 AM | Reply

      @David Melandri Don’t feel sorry for the people of Amerika – we’re well and fine = this country will be back to the fullest with We “The People”
      Also don’t be in shock – I NEVER voted for Donald, but he was chosen with approx.60% – and still President of The USA.

  3. Thank you Rachel Maddow for this really great piece of journalism!

  4. Miguel Castillo | April 4, 2020 at 7:03 AM | Reply

    Remember when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey. Obama went personally to meet with then Governor Chris Christie requested federal help. This is after Chris Christie used to say to most malicious things about President Obama and tried to discredit the President’s administration for years. True leadership does the right thing no matter what. That is virtue.

  5. oh Rachel, if only he had the enough attention span, a little bit of common sense, and basic human decency

  6. Nicola Bennett | April 7, 2020 at 5:52 PM | Reply

    I was in tears at the end. I live in the UK but feeling the pain of the lady talking about her country and the lives at stake

  7. Aww he folded his arms like child again

  8. My love and compassion goes to all patients suffering from corona virus !! May God heal them !

  9. megahappy2beme | April 7, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

    Healthcare workers should be first in line since they take care of the sick, plus the cops and fire fighters, F executives. Give me a break !

  10. anybody remember reading or hearing the very stable genius offer condolences, prayers, thoughts or anything resembling comfort to affected families? even once?

    • No because Rump is broke

    • yes many times, but not on the fake media outlets sorry you are so misinformed on a daily basis the sheople just follow the haters lol get a clue ok stop crying now

    • @Karen Comer not on this network or any other fake news outlets, the only show and give you what they want they are still butt hurt and crying

    • @Sam Boudreau fake news comes directly from Rumps mouth and from fox alternative news facts. And no he did not because he only cares about money in his pocket

    • He spends all of his thoughts praying for himself he has nothing left for the others.

  11. Darnell Stephen Summers | April 8, 2020 at 8:22 AM | Reply

    “This Government Has Failed Us”(Malcolm X – Ballot Or The Bullet)

    • Darnell Stephen Summers Visionaries like Malcolm X are menacing to governments.

    • Speaking about a bullet…

    • Joseph Mothersbaugh | April 15, 2020 at 3:44 AM | Reply

      “By any means necessary”- Malcolm X, and the Democratic Party. You people who reject God will be sorry. You have removed all barriers to ethical behavior.

    • Darnell Stephen Summers | April 15, 2020 at 5:53 AM | Reply

      @Joseph Mothersbaugh Would please tell me in clear terms what you mean? I didn’t quite get it.

    • No bullets please, but the ballot. Have you seen the Trumpet protesters carrying guns. We are headed for these idiots who day they need to buy seeds,paint their houses and dye the hair begin mass shootings. Perhaps they need to talk to the survivers of WWII about 5 years of confinement.

  12. I know it’s not the point she’s making, but she made me laugh a little when she talked about how stupid it would be to have a “smoking” and “non-smoking” section on an airplane; when I was growing up, that’s exactly how airplanes, buses, and restaurants handled smokers.

    • I know!! Many people don’t remember those times (soon it will be Nobody remembers). I participated in the smoking in airplanes, buses and restaurants. Matter of fact, I was a waiter in restaurants that did Not have a smoking section — Waiter/Waitress side stations had over-flowing ashtrays which were used by service staff and busboys!

    • Smoking or non smoking, this was how you were greeted at a restaurant. I grew up as a kid in that environment. When we used to go to a nightclub, you had no choice but be a second hand smoker.

    • She’s right in that we know it is a ridiculous concept now. I know my dad usually wanted smoking. Of course the car and house were smoking zones, thank goodness my parents liked open windows.

    • The stuff we survived through…now this. Life was truly normal in some way until now.

    • Sondra Oppedisano | April 14, 2020 at 7:10 PM | Reply

      Yes I remember!

  13. The USA is being ripped apart. Well done Donald. Vlad couldn’t have done a better job if he had tried. This is down to Trump. All down to Trump.

  14. You go girl.. You said it like I wished I could and be heard by the ones that matters. I stand by everything u said

  15. Jullianne De La Cruz | April 9, 2020 at 7:17 AM | Reply

    “It can take 10 words at the podium to save thousands of lives.”

    My heart is heavy. I am at home terrified of what’s to come. Deep condolences to those who have lost their lives or lost someone they love because of this pandemic.

    • I’m still waiting for him to bring up the victims of this nightmare.

    • Jullianne De La Cruz | April 9, 2020 at 6:11 PM | Reply

      @soberpunk Knowing him he’ll just be in denial the whole time. “Victims? No, no, we’re doing a very good job.”

    • @Jullianne De La Cruz Wait until his rich buddies and donors start getting it. Then he’ll care.

    • Jullianne De La Cruz | April 9, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

      @soberpunk  Honestly. And at the rate that this is spreading, it feels like only a matter of time before they do.

  16. Katina Harris | April 9, 2020 at 10:39 AM | Reply

    he is the mad king from Game of thrones

  17. im not American, but im really sad to hear this

    • @Sivad Davis Fox News opinion hosts should be sued as a danger to humanity.

    • @Melanie K add his BS at his rallies.

    • I’m American and I can tell you we’re basically fending for ourselves. They threw money at us (those of lower class) so we would stay quiet. He gave us a check(a couple hundred dollars)so it would seem he (Donald Trump)was helping us but in fact he was just interested in his public image. He was trying to make it seem as if he had everything under control so that when re-elections came (which will be in a couple of months) he would be our first choice. He’s more interested in campaigning then he is about our safety. He’s ignoring our medical professionals and making decisions based on his ignorance. Let’s just hope America prevails.

    • Zoukie Zouk | May 4, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      Be careful. I hope you go to other news source to verify what she’s saying.

    • The Dreamer | May 7, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      Me neither, may Allah protect those civilians and everyone from this desease

  18. “The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” —- Fredrick Douglass

  19. Imagine if we had the tests needed to prove the number of sick people.

    • @RanGam 74 For me, it started when I went to college. It is considered a liberal college.
      We even had a Sociology professor who talked for one entire class about how easy it would be to bomb a substation. As if, we were all going to rush out and bomb one of them.
      He was a middle aged man. I hope one of the students turned him in. I would today, but at that time, I was just in shock. I think all of the students were.
      So, he wanted us to go to jail, not himself. What a JERK.
      Yes, I see even older adults picking on Trump. It makes me sick! And they have benefited from our capitalistic country – very well, in fact.
      What I also see is Democrats claiming any “socialist” program is socialism, not charity.
      But the truth is, charity by religious groups and individuals came before socialism.
      I will never give in, I don’t think. I saw too much working for the state.


    • Imagine if we had a president who cares about the people.

    • @Lei Shy would be ROFLMAO if I wasn’t crying. It IS his job! He fired the pandemic team! He knew in December!

    • @keikoasmom   honestly, I just have a few things that you could benefit from. Some from just thinking about, and others are from knowing. It shouldn’t take long to look over what I’m sending you, and if you believe there’s anything that I’ve said or in the links I’ve included that is incorrect, please prove me wrong with any facts or evidence that you have formed your opinion from.

      First, just imagine the number of sick people we’d be dealing with right now if the dems were in charge and had they way. Imagine open borders to any and all the sick people in the world. All they’d have to do is simply and freely walk across our borders, bringing in millions more with this virus and other diseases that from other countries that we know nothing about. They would expect exactly what the dems promised, which is “free” healthcare, “free” housing, “free” education, “free” food and of course they’d need some “free” spending money. I’m pretty sure that you’d agree, that would not only be insane, it would also be impossible to accommodate (physically or financially) the huge masses of people flooding into our country. It would be devastating to us and our country. Regardless of what the msm puts out there, our president and his administration care a lot about Americans, and they were thinking about things like that long before this situation came about. The things I’m telling you, I can back up with clear evidence. I’m replying to you because I believe that you should know the truth. Sometimes we have to dig down pretty deep to find the truth these days, but I believe that if you’ll set aside your preconceived notions while you watch the clip you’ll find at the first link and check out the facts (that can be verified) in the second link, you will see that what I’m saying is true and you will want to spread it to others that you know who need to do the same.

      This first link is undeniable proof that clearly shows the timing of critical decisions that Trump made to protect Americans, and that it was actually the dems and the mainstream media who were downplaying the virus. They were calling Trump a racist, which isn’t unusual, but this time it was because he was making decisions that were best for Americans and our country! If I’m not mistaken, you’ll see pelosi wandering around through Chinatown downplaying everything while Trump was shutting down flights coming in from China ncluded in the clip too. You may be someone who will just never like Trump, and that’s okay, but it seems like you’d still want to know the truth.

      There have also been a lot of untrue claims made about Trump’s response time related to the coronavirus. This second link is about how those started and the truth about each one.

      Hopefully you’ve made it this far, if so I would like to know what you think about the information I’ve sent you, especially if you’ve got any questions or comments.

  20. It’s a shame a television news host has a better response to national emergency than the do nothing president.

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