See The Chilling Virus Warnings Trump Ignored – Before Pandemic Outbreak | The Beat With Ari Melber

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The coronavirus has upended most of the world, but there were key warnings about pandemics in general, and the virus specifically, that were often ignored, downplayed or even punished. MSNBC’s Ari Melber documents this crucial history – and what can be learned from it now – in this exhaustive special report spanning years of expert research, warnings and even the fateful final months as the virus approached the U.S. early 2020. Melber also discusses a "Cassandra effect," where some experts who got it right were sidelined and faced alleged retaliation by the Trump Administration. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 5/27/2020.
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See The Chilling Virus Warnings Trump Ignored – Before Pandemic Outbreak | The Beat With Ari Melber

105 Comments on "See The Chilling Virus Warnings Trump Ignored – Before Pandemic Outbreak | The Beat With Ari Melber"

  1. Chris Mitchell | May 27, 2020 at 7:35 PM | Reply

    Donald is the worst president imaginable. Its ridiculous!

    • @Carol Sitzberger How does stealing FB ids help him get a vote? I’m trying to understand.

    • he is the worst human being

    • The agencies have no plan and would not have the power to shut down all transportation to it’s current level. Trump never had and never will have a plan and were destine to knee jury very weak responses a month late. Trump’s idea of response is talking and politicking and that has not change, he will not look into what has and is happening and how to avoid it next time. Biden should state that there will be an effort his first 100 days to qualify/quantify what has happened and produce detailed reports on this virus and the different responses down to the local level, then draw up best practices and action plans for the next time based off of those reports.


    • Carol Sitzberger | May 27, 2020 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      @Ken Apiro Trump gamed the system
      They used sophisticated military grade software to identify small geographic areas across America to win the electoral votes in each state. (FACEBOOK PROVIDED THE DATA SET FROM OVER 50MIL AMERICAN’S)
      He lost the popular vote by almost 3million votes.

  2. Fitawrari Fitness | May 27, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

    Blood on the hands of Trump, his administration and all his enablers.

    • David Aponte toss in a ‘but but Hunter Biden’ and maybe Russia will be Great Again?


    • robnetta tolliver | May 27, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      Yes…this is trumps virus..he is killing old people and poor people and there kids…this is trumps doing..

    • He doesn’t care about the dead or the dead’s family

    • I think this is not said enough, the Republican congress is just as guilty

    • Rosalie Hill | May 27, 2020 at 10:57 PM | Reply

      @William H And Repubs believe in a make believe invisible person who lives in the sky, watches everything you do of every second of every day and gives a crap about what you do and the thoughts you have.

  3. Deanna Delmar | May 27, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

    I am so sick of the trump-GOP BETRAYALS OF “We The People “. It is like being trapped in an abusive marriage.

  4. This administration is criminal and should be treated as such on January 21st 2021.

    • eduardo sampoia and William H are beta Russian pretenders letting us all know just how bad their country sucks.

      Point and laugh.

    • @eduardo sampoia…In what alternate universe mijo?

    • its funny thats even thought, it is obvouis as the sun in a sunny day that trump is bad for everyone, yet people are welling to wait until he finishes his term!!!!

    • Bill Fuentes | May 27, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      @eduardo sampoia Is your profile a pic of you crossing the border?

    • HM G : when you said “ This administration “ what do mean ? If you’re talking about 45 , i have to say honestly I don’t understand , cuz the only 45 is capable by himself is to use a sharpie to trace his name . This egotistical racist , unstable genius , only looks for ways profitable to himself.

  5. NoSaltBP :: Living A Flavorful Life Removing Salt | May 27, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

    I think of how many lives would have been saved if we could simply listened.

  6. Denise Martinez | May 27, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

    Look, it started with Trump point blank period! Some people are good at lying right to your face, he’s that guy…#pyramidschemefamily

    • Dolores Reynolds | May 27, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      Denise Martinez What started with Trump. I mean, yes, he is the Liar in Chief, and yes, he ignored expert warnings. The virus began in China and spread to here, and because of Trump, it spread way more than it should have once it got here. We still aren’t testing enough people to know who has had it already.

    • Matt Russillo | May 27, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      I think he’s lousy lying to people’s face because everybody knew he was full of s***! Lying is definitely not his strong point!

  7. the JaYoe Nation | May 27, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

    Facts don’t care about your feelings. This whole thing is so f’n tragic. So avoidable.

    • Rolf Jargenicheson | May 27, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      it is tragic brother

    • Karen Schumer | May 27, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      Any other president would have stopped this! trump ignored the warnings. Joe Biden 2020!!!!!!!

    • An administration that ignore climate change that is ongoing and causing billions in damages, soon to grow to trillions, will obviously ignore something that might not happen or when it happens seems harmless at first.

  8. Annie Warbux | May 27, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

    There are No Words In Any Language that Fully Describe how Vile & Monstrous Donald Trump is!

    • Rolf Jargenicheson | May 27, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      @王洗腚 thanks friend, that’s actually quite helpful and I will.

    • Rolf Jargenicheson | May 27, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @王洗腚 Yes I apologize. I’m just still learning the culture. thank you for the correction.

    • @Rock Wood Who else partied with Epstein and went on his plane? And who had property near epstein so he could even drive there instead of flying? Hmmmmmmmmm………. Ronald Hump?….no that’s not it……… Ronaldo Stump?…….no wait that’s not it either…….. .ermmmmmm I’ll get back to you on that one his name escapes me at the moment. I know he’s pretty famous though…..🤔

    • @M Lee Didn’t know there is a period in lol i see why you were brainwashed low IQ

  9. Of course trump & his band of idiots wouldn’t listen to a strong, brilliant woman. They’re the worst.

    • Clarence Spangle | May 27, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      *“Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China. Well, you say you’re woke but the companies you work for in China — unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”—Ricky Gervais*

    • Fernando Castillo | May 27, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      Kari Foto Although you’re kind of right, I don’t mean to burst your bubble but this isn’t about those women. This is about President Obama and sees them associated to the black president he hates.

    • Fred Herfst | May 27, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      Angela Merkel, PhD. People listened and Germany is doing well.

    • vicky o'connor | May 27, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      He should be terrified of women by now…they always get him. Slow to learn he is.

    • Susan O Connell | May 27, 2020 at 10:59 PM | Reply

      @Sir Ryusen the TWO women in the clip?! Where did you go while they spoke?!

  10. Tracey Beerling | May 27, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

    This president is a complete disgrace.

  11. Can you imagine your kids and grand kids reading about this in History class years from now?!

    • @John Doe yeah sorry to inform you but I retired 4 years ago at 40 I’ll be fine thanks!!

    • @John Doe ohh and your other comment . I’m sorry about your mom. It also explains the left lean . Highly dependent on government.

    • @Nick Craft you’re not welcome your ideology is sick and twisted. unAmerican to the core. Again, good luck with that

    • @Nick Craft Actually I am a retired REPUBLICAN vet with a good college education….Villanova….a good business and a fine family…. and Trump is a fool

    • Anniefanny Charles | May 27, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      Yes. Like we read about the holocaust and wondered how things ever got to that point.

  12. Everyone knew, Donald was warned by DOD, DHS, HHS, even his economic advisor but Donny boy was too busy playing golf and holding rallies

    • Fifer McGee | May 27, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      And thinking up distractions.

    • David Aponte | May 27, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      Where was Obama for 8 years. How did Bush prepare?

    • @David Aponte , Obama had been preparing and relay the duty to the next team then the holey orange came and dismantled the entire preparation to build some wall in the name of Jesus.

    • @David Aponte for 8 years Obama was busy fixing the economy that republicans broke, and properly dealing with 2 global outbreaks. H1N1 and Ebola. 13k americans died from H1N1, and only 2 from Ebola. He took those to heart and created response teams to identify, track and prevent viral global outbreaks.

    • He sold all the PPE in January on the 2 2020 to leave Americans vulnerable to the Rona

  13. Norman De Sola | May 27, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply


    • Michael Bray | May 27, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      Donna Camp an NCT does not usually respond to any comment in response to their provocation. A troll will do so but with insults and outrageous claims to throw you off topic. I would like to see a great effort by social media users to converse civilly and disagree politely. All else should be ignored, succinctly called out and the pushed aside. It would be an effort but a worthwhile one.
      Stay safe.

    • eurekajim #VoteBlue2020 | May 27, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @Michael Bray Feb 29, 2020
      Trump = 68 infected, 1 Dead
      May 27, 2020 4pm Day #89
      *Trump = 1,745,803 infected, 102,167 Dead*
      *Trump Death Cult = 1,535 Dead Today*

    • Steve Hawkes | May 27, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      You voted for the orangutan, America, I’m surprised you toothless inbreds haven’t elected O J Simpson for president 🤣🧐👍

    • Gaye Englund | May 27, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

      @toxic wastetoid “And you’re guilty of stupidity!” is not a very convincing argument unless you are trying it on yourself.

    • Gaye Englund | May 27, 2020 at 10:59 PM | Reply

      @Dionne OP 1 AM not I the best g08 Morrison Donald Trump only cares about himself. Ivanka is an attractive accessory for him – that is all.

  14. elaine goad | May 27, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

    We can thank those people who voted for trump and those Senators who didn’t vote trump out after he was impeached by the House. 100,000 dead in a 3 month period and rising. trump is so delusional he thinks he’s doing a fantastic job.

    • Dionne OP 1 AM not I the best g08 Morrison | May 27, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      If he is doing a fantastic job, I just became a supermodel

    • Dionne OP 1 AM not I the best g08 Morrison | May 27, 2020 at 10:14 PM | Reply

      See what not voting gets you

    • Christine Buckingham | May 27, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      Our President is CHOSEN by the majority of 538 POLITICALLY appointed Electoral College members! He would’ve LOST by at least 3 Million Votes if we had a TRUE and FAIR elections!!

    • @elaine goad. Well said!!

    • yess imagine if GOP had not failed america and had voted to impeach corrupt trumpo, then trumpo would have been OUT in december-january and would not have destroyed the science which was attempting to confront a pandemic !

  15. When people get scared of the elected officials, you know something is wrong.  It should be the elected officials who were afraid of the people, then democracy works

    • Rolf Jargenicheson | May 27, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      american democracy is an illusion.. so is american freedom.. you just need to visit other western countries to realize this..

    • Michèle Gagné | May 27, 2020 at 9:40 PM | Reply

      @Rolf Jargenicheson You are wasting your time. Americans have been taught to believe they are exceptional, NUMBER ONE! no less. So when you are taught all your life that you are better than anyone else and any other nations, what is the incentive to learn from others, to even fanthom there can be better ways. There are currently too many Americans who just want to go back to how it was before the pandemic and Trump. They are mistaken. There is no going back or they will just fall back into the same rut . Eventually, after things get worse, much worse, Americans will be faced with a tall order, that is to repair their system of government, their society and their place in the world. More than Trump, it is this belief in an exceptionalist immunity from the rest of the world that killed 100K in the U.S. It is up to them to stop it. What this pandemic has exposed to the entire world is how inept America truly is when faced with a danger that cannot be blown away with bombs, missiles or economic threats.

    • We do not live in a Democracy. We are a Republic. Read up on your American History, and the founding of our country!!

    • Rolf Jargenicheson | May 27, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      @C Hunt Ok republic.. but I would argue that right now, you’re country is under fascist rule. tough times ahead for you guys i’m afraid.

    • Jewie Stalin | May 27, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      no they shouldn’t

  16. Leslie Killam | May 27, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

    Trump can’t look ahead because he’s so busy covering his behind.

  17. Bruce Osman | May 27, 2020 at 8:23 PM | Reply

    In Jan. I told people I did not want to hear anyone claim ” no one could have seen this coming”

    • Robie Robertson | May 27, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      I seen it coming as soon as I found out he slashed the CDC from 1.5 billion + 2018 + 1.5 billion + 2019

    • Cultivating Curiosity | May 27, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      I was teaching ESL online to Chinese students, and even though I knew next to nothing about pandemics, I knew there was NO WAY it was going to stay contained to just Wuhan. Especially not after the holiday season, both US and Chinese. Just a ton of travel takes place world wide during holidays. How could it not spread like freaking wildfire?

    • Mermaidreviews469 | May 27, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      Same me an coworker talked about it was trying to ready and also his girl friend is from China and go to college there and we knew it travels

    • Geraldine Wheeler | May 27, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      My brothers and I were talking about the same thing in December 2019

  18. Current administration is serious threat to homeland security.

  19. World in Union | May 27, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

    The virus might have come out of Wuhan, but this is a Trump Pandemic.

  20. Captain Swag | May 27, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

    “I alone can fix it.”

    “I take no responsibility.”

    Vote Blue, 2020

    • Don’t worry.
      Although the economy is going back up quickly and although the COVID cases are still going down in the states that are reopening. We still have hope.

      Many of our Blue States are refusing to reopen. If we can block our blue states from opening up for another 2 months, the economy will go back down very quickly and people will be mad at Trump for it.

      Please remember, even though our states are still closed, us Blue folks have good jobs where we work from home. The Red folks do manual labor. So keeping our states closed only effects the Red folks.

      If we can somehow keep continue convincing people that staying closed helps, the economy will tank again and NO WAY TRUMP WILL GET ELECTED!!

      Just please continue argueing for lockdown as long as possible!

    • The only thing that is hurting our goals is stupid people like Cuamo & Whitmer.
      People like them are stupid, even though we are trying to not “let a good epidemic go to waste” (Nancy Pelosi), these idiots don’t know how to be discreet about breaking quarantine.

      If people like them stop getting caught going out, I think we can pull off keeping our states closed for just a couple of months.

    • Realistic Man | May 27, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

      vote for Biden because he is not a pathological liar who is psychopathic, narcissistic, rude, reckless stupid, irresponsible, delusional, racist, xenophobic, incest fantasizing… etc.

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