Rice: ‘Trump Wittingly Did Nothing To Prepare For The Coronavirus Pandemic’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Rice: ‘Trump Wittingly Did Nothing To Prepare For The Coronavirus Pandemic’ | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Fmr. National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss new reporting by Bob Woodward that reveals how Donald Trump ‘lied to the American people’ about the severity of the coronavirus outbreak. Aired on 09/09/2020.
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Rice: ‘Trump Wittingly Did Nothing To Prepare For The Coronavirus Pandemic’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

65 Comments on "Rice: ‘Trump Wittingly Did Nothing To Prepare For The Coronavirus Pandemic’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Publius Valerius | September 10, 2020 at 12:56 AM | Reply

    _NOTE! This is a broadside not a sweet “Tweet”. But hey, this is not Twitter. If it’s too much for you to handle, move on. But If you are deeply appalled by what’s happening in this Country, read on._

    (A Broadside)

    *WE HONOR AND CHERISH* the memory, the courage, and the spirit of those Americans who suffered and fought and died whether willingly or unwillingly in the name of our Nation: on the battlefields, on the cotton fields, on the Great Plains and the River Valleys, and those Americans who are today being assaulted, beaten, shot and murdered by unrepentant and undeniably racist police forces befitting a fascist regime, and those Americans who daily fill our hospitals fighting a novel virus, contagious and deadly. But if we wish to make this claim of honor true, first we must honor Truth itself; for, Truth is the only thing that cannot be overcome. *AND TRUTH IS NOW TELLING US WHAT MUST BE DONE!*


    👉His fluency of falsehoods,
    👉His fear of criticism and responsibility,
    👉His insistence on taking credit where credit is not due,
    👉His deficit of emotion-regulation resulting in juvenile displays, personal attacks and insults unbecoming an adult,
    👉His incumbency and his bid for reelection being void of any plan, agenda, mandate, message, or ideas,
    👉His inability to maintain discretion on social media, _and_
    👉His increasingly odious and unstatesmanlike behavior that indicates a pathologically unstable personality such that *President Donald Trump has clearly forfeited the trust and the confidence of those government institutions in his charge that possess knowledge, sensitive and secret, on matters affecting national security that they cannot in good confidence share with him — their President and Commander-in-Chief!*

    *THIS SITUATION* is untenable, unworkable, and gives rise to threats both domestic and foreign to the United States. *WE CANNOT AFFORD THE LUXURY OF BEING AFRAID* Our moment, described as an “Inflection Point”, has come calling and in this election year of 2020, we have something to do — Let this be *OUR* remedy!

    *OUR NATION* imperfect, ever learning and self-correcting, possesses the keys to enjoy “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Nevertheless there comes, from time to time, challenges to this ideal that require remediation. In these times we shall insist that our citizenship be recognized and counted, uncontested!


    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been derelict in his duties,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has undermined The Constitution of the United States,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has committed acts of human cruelty at our Nation’s southern border – potentially to include crimes against humanity,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been legally impeached,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been found and confirmed as having lied to the American people about the true nature of the seriousness of COVID-19,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has not achieved any tangible act toward the betterment of the Nation,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has withheld information he is required by law to produce,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has verbally insulted our Servicemen and Servicewomen in our Nation’s military – calling them “suckers”,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been curiously evasive amid investigations persuant to the nature of his relationship with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has openly encouraged extreme street violence at the level of complicity.
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has perverted the utility of America’s federal defense and peace-keeping forces by turning them against America herself!

    _This list of offenses, while not exhaustive, provides more than enough cause to pursue criminal charges!_



    *WE SHALL* lawfully heed any required safety measures due to COVID-19 without protest or complaint to include wearing face coverings, gloves, and practicing social distancing.

    *WE SHALL NOT TOLERATE* any barriers, threats, obstructions, hindrances or intrigues of any kind by any party whether from inside the United States or abroad by design or effect that suppresses, deters, delays, denies, manipulates, interrupts, or otherwise alters *OUR CIVIL RIGHT AND OUR CIVIC DUTY TO CAST OUR VOTE, INVIOLATE, AS IT IS GUARANTEED BY THE LAW OF THE LAND — ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY — TO REMOVE AND REPLACE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION IN THE NAME OF TRUTH, FOR THE SAKE OF JUSTICE, AND TO RESTORE THE PEACE!*

    — _Publius_

  2. not creating a panic was only about the stock market

    • 21TRILLION TRILLION | September 11, 2020 at 8:05 AM | Reply

      @Genghis Smith Driving from your home to your place of work is a form of gambling.
      Life is just a series of gambles when you really thank about it . YES ?

    • 21TRILLION TRILLION I was replying to the poster who said people could lose their life savings, and I was correct….such lack of diversification is downright stupid. Do you have reading comprehension issues?

    • and to carry on having his rallies. Just shows he has no respect for his supporters as he placed their lives in high danger.

    • 21TRILLION TRILLION | September 12, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

      @Fifer McGee
      You should not swallow every blue pill you find .

    • 21TRILLION TRILLION You’re pathetic mate….maybe you should try actual FACTS instead of your ‘blue pill’ crap.

  3. Vote Joe Biden November 2020/Vote Amy McGrath Kentucky November 2020

    • @David Eby
      Actually, we don’t. And we also know your cult leader demands you do. To me, and to everyone not voting for Trump. Because you know your cult leader is nothing but a liar and the only way you can support him is to lie… to cover up for him.

    • @Vote Blue You’re so funny. Voting for Biden is elder abuse. You and Mrs. Biden should be ashamed.

    • Raibert McGregor | September 10, 2020 at 11:12 PM | Reply

      yeah vote biden so we can have a communist america.

    • @Vote Blue Democrats take credit for everything, oppose everything that helps the lower income class of American people, and then you have people who appear dumb just based on opinions, like yourself! Tomorrow is September 11th, we saw how Mrs. Rice handled that! Blaming Trump for coronavirus is idiotic, you must work for MSNBC! Talk about stupid stuff people say and feel, you take the cake!

    • @Rick S
      Says you…which really means….nothing. You make dumb remarks that are based on rhetoric in your head. You’re demanded by your cult leader to lie for him to cover up his lies… and it’s wearing you out. Face it. He’s nothing but a lying, corrupt criminal who has the blood of 200,000 lives on his hands. He uses you to get your vote. He cares NOTHING about you.

  4. Trump dismantled THE PANDEMIC OFFICE that was set up and could have made so much difference.

    • @David Eby
      Nope. Trump dismantled it and did not replace it :
      Trump also ended the early warning detection program to detect coronaviruses:
      Trump claimed the virus was a “hoax by the Democrats.” He got rid of the entire infrastructure, which included $612 million to replenish the US PPE stockpile, and never replenished it. Then it hit. Trump claimed “Obama left me with nothing, The cupboards were bare.”

    • Blah blah blah yiy are gullable. Just vote trump November

    • There wasn’t a pandemic office.

    • Debra Jenkins no he moved it. Did not dismantle it

    • 21TRILLION TRILLION | September 11, 2020 at 8:18 AM | Reply

      President Trump eats BABIES !


  5. What the president is supposed to do is fight the pandemic and the Russian-collaborator and traitor did nothing.

    • Brotha in Beijing | September 10, 2020 at 4:15 AM | Reply

      @JIM S – hey moron, that is a flat out lie. The reason so many Americans died from the H1N1, was 1) it originated in America, and 2) it struck during flu season, and local medical facilities and the CDC did not recognize that is was a different influenza strain until many Americans had lost their lives from it. Once it was identified as a new strain, the Obama/Biden administration gave the CDC the resources it needed to mitigate the H1N1 outbreak.

      But the “covid-19” did NOT originate in the US, and we had more than 1 month to prepare and help the world to fight this “covid-19” before it hit US shores. You need to compare the Obama/Biden response to the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks with the Trump response to the “covid-19”, since those viruses also originated outside the US.

      The Ebola and Zika viral outbreaks all had the potential to become pandemics. Sadly part of that NSC pandemic unit which the Trump administration disbanded in 2018, included a group called GEIS (Global Emerging Infectious Systems/Surveillance). That group was responsible for the early detection of those viral outbreaks, and could advise the WH as to how to best respond. For example, with the Ebola outbreak, at one point the US deployed more than 3,500 personnel to the region to help the affected countries deal with the outbreak. The mantra of GEIS was “keep local outbreaks local”. They deployed some 1,500 personnel to Central and South America to deal with the Zika virus. As a consequence only 2 Americans died from an Ebola infection, and 1 American died from a Zika virus infection. Meanwhile under Trump, a viral outbreak from a foreign country has killed more than 191,000 Americans and counting.

    • Yeah ge connived more tax payer dollars killed more kids made money off the presidency flayed and lied and killed kids and almost 200 too. 000 Americams and gavecAmerica to Russia. But he thought him and his fools could stifle American Pride dont mess with the slice of pie!

    • Brotha in Beijing
      Thanks for setting PEOPLE that loved to live in their RACIST BUBBLE straight!👍

    • Michael Whitted | September 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM | Reply

      @JIM S In what reality was the swine flu a pandemic? I don’t recall the economy shutting down.

    • Cryptonymicus He shut down the airline industry. I would not call that nothing. I am sure that had to save thousands if not tens of thousands of lives.

  6. mmm I wouldn’t mind having someone who looks like Cory Booker living next door!

  7. Trump didn’t fumble the ball. He handed it to the other team!

  8. The only panic or frenzy Trump wanted to avoid was in the STOCK MARKET!

    • Not in great quantities to be traded

    • Hubert Sang no they don’t, but a thousand small trades is more than a large trade, saving the stock market is the single most important thing, unless you wanna be part of another Great Depression, which would lead to another world war, does that sound fun?

    • @Hubert Sang first you say they didn’t now youre saying they do what you’re proving is how disingenuous you are with information in order to deceive people about trump.

    • @FishFossils The stock market does not reflect main street economy. Do some research. https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2020/8/7/21354426/coronavirus-economy-unemployment-jobs-wall-street-stock-markey-main-street

    • Kaye Zbiciak that is where you are wrong, that article is wrong, unless you’d like to argue with KNOWN HISTORY, the stock market indicates the economy, and thus jobs, if people stop buying things, then markets stop buying things, if markets stop buying things then less things are produced if less things are produced then theres less jobs, all of these things actually equal less jobs, all these things are indicated in the stock market. This is common sense I don’t need an article to tell me what everyone should know, including yourself.

  9. It Was A Good Idea At The Time | September 10, 2020 at 4:31 AM | Reply

    If back in February instead of hiding his head in the sand. & outright lying to the American people. Donald Trump had reacted decisively & put steps in place to stop the virus. From spreading & becoming such a massive problem.

    Then he could have ridden that all the way to reelection. But instead he hid the Facts, lied & did nothing. & now it looks like not only is he going to loose the election. But that he may end up being charged with mass murder & genocide.

    • The U.S. has a far lower fatality rate than many European countries. And check out the experience of Switzerland with Hydrochloroquine to see who the biggest liars. Just do a simple search for “Switzerland’s use of Hydrochloroquine.” It’s easy, if you have any concern for the truth. The politicians and media freaks and elites of the “educated class” who denounced Hydrochloroquine as quackery have tens of thousands of deaths on their hands.

    • That’s hilarious. We’d be better off if they never even reported on the plan demic

    • He was too busy playing golf, holding rallies and watching 8-9 hours of FAUX a day. You want him to attend to the obligations of the office of the Presidency of the United States of America???? Really???

  10. He was given a choice. Test or open. He chose to ooen the country with inadequate testing and tracing. If it would have worked it would be all trumps choice. Of course you can’t cheat a pandemic and it wont believe your lies?

  11. Remember when Churchill downplayed the Nazi bombings? Me neither

  12. Exactly. He was willingly dragged and coached through it.

  13. Worse than nothing he fired the pandemic team

  14. She still deserve to be in the white house she is awesome.

    • Don’t worry, if Biden is elected she will have a very high profile job in the administration. She is a brilliant, well experienced parliamentarian.

  15. He says he can shoot someone of 5th Ave and get re-elected. Can he be responsible for 200,000 deaths and win? Enough, America. Enough.

  16. Jojemimemi 64268 | September 10, 2020 at 8:43 PM | Reply

    Imagine still believing we had a pandemic 🤦‍♂️

  17. 1:11 love this momment

  18. Susan Rice speaks eloquently with precise, not like the 5-year old in the White House.

  19. First term, 200k death n counting, second term, what is going to happen.

  20. POTUS , with his enablers has endeavored to comfort people with LIES, rather than challenge them with the TRUTH.
    POTUS and GOP have past their USED-BY-DATE!!!

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