Sheekey: ‘President Is Clearly Ignoring’ Keeping People’s Livelihood Safe | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

Sheekey: ‘President Is Clearly Ignoring’ Keeping People’s Livelihood Safe | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC 1


A new coronavirus testing strategy from the Trump administration puts the responsibility on states. Kevin Sheekey has been tasked with contact tracing in New York and he joins Stephanie Ruhle to explain what needs to happen for it to be successful. Aired on 05/26/2020.
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Sheekey: ‘President Is Clearly Ignoring’ Keeping People’s Livelihood Safe | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

100 Comments on "Sheekey: ‘President Is Clearly Ignoring’ Keeping People’s Livelihood Safe | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Aaron Zovko | May 26, 2020 at 2:06 PM | Reply

    Something to consider regarding Trump’s failures.
    We have lost so many American’s at this point, you could FILL 338 Boeing 787-9 passenger jets with dead bodies. That’s is like losing almost 5 aircraft a day with all lives on board lost.
    Let that sink in. If any airline industry lost that many people/planes, they wouldn’t be in business any more and likely criminal investigations would start. So why does anyone think Trump should get another 4 years in the presidency, and not in jail?

    • henry rudolph | May 26, 2020 at 6:11 PM | Reply

      @Chrissy Runciman When male presidents like Trump are incompetent, irresponsible, greedy, and criminal (and there’s been a few.). It reinforces the future for a female president, people will get sick of corrupt males. Can’t wait for it to happen, America has had a black president, the next historical event is a female president. Just look at the number of females in politics as a result of misogynous Trump. 👍

    • Eyehayt Apricots | May 26, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      @Larry Garland YAY! For everyone who survives the Trump plague huh Trumpanzee?
      dumb as dirt.

    • @Chrissy Runciman I agree. Sometimes, I wonder how this would have turned out, in an alternate timeline.

    • You should ascribe all the deaths to your liberal governors

    • Mike Mckibbon | May 26, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      @Larry Garland you are a true orange man cult follower to not care about people dieing How do you sleep at night I dont understand

  2. Trump’s defense plan is the exact same strategy he used with his casinos.Trump thought he could just BS his way through the  presidency the same way he has BS’ed his way through life, and everything would be just fine. In the end, he really doesn’t care what happens to the country. It’s all just a game to him, and the objective of the game is for him to abstract as much personal wealth as he can before everyone finally realizes that he has no clue what he’s doing. He has done the exact same thing with his fake charity foundation , his fake university, and his casinos.

    Even as his casinos did poorly, Trump did well. He put up little of his own money, shifted personal debts to the casinos and collected millions of dollars in salary, bonuses and other payments. The burden of his failures fell on investors and others who had bet on his business acumen. And that is Trump in a nutshell. A narcissistic sociopathic con-man who only cares about himself, and will use others to achieve his own self-serving desires.

    In interviews with The Times, Trump acknowledged that high debt and lagging revenues had plagued his casinos. He repeatedly emphasized that what really mattered about his time in Atlantic City was that he had made a lot of money there.

    Trump assembled his casino empire by borrowing money at such high interest rates — after telling regulators he would not — that the businesses had almost no chance to succeed.

    His casino companies made four trips to bankruptcy court, each time persuading bondholders to accept less money rather than be wiped out. But the companies repeatedly added more expensive debt and returned to the court for protection from lenders.

    After narrowly escaping financial ruin in the early 1990s by delaying payments on his debts, Trump avoided a second potential crisis by taking his casinos public and shifting the risk to stockholders.

    And he never was able to draw in enough gamblers to support all of the borrowing. During a decade when other casinos there thrived, Trump’s lagged, posting huge losses year after year. Stock and bondholders lost more than $1.5 billion.

    Trump now says that he left Atlantic City at the perfect time. Well no sh’t. He left after he had ruined everything, and there was no more money for him to grift.  The record shows that he struggled to hang on to his casinos years after the city had peaked, and failed only because his investors no longer wanted him in a management role..

    He just did not put the equity into the projects he should have to keep them solvent,” said H. Steven Norton, a casino consultant.  “When he went bankrupt, he not only cost bondholders money, but he hurt a lot of small businesses that helped him construct the Taj Mahal.”

    In an interview with the Times, Trump said “Atlantic City was a very good cash cow for me for a long time.”  Like a true sociopath, Trump boasts about how he ravaged Atlantic City, without any regard for all the people and businesses he hurt along the way.

    Beth Rosser of West Chester, Pa., is still bitter over what happened to her father, whose company Triad Building Specialties nearly collapsed when Trump took the Taj into bankruptcy. It took three years to recover any money owed for his work on Trump’s casino” she said, and her father received only 30 cents on the dollar.

    “Trump crawled his way to the top on the back of little guys, one of them being my father,” said Ms. Rosser, who runs Triad today. “He had no regard for thousands of men and women who worked on those projects.”

    “He put a number of local contractors and suppliers out of business when he didn’t pay them,” said Steven P. Perskie, who was New Jersey’s top casino regulator in the early 1990s. “So when he left Atlantic City, it wasn’t, ‘Sorry to see you go.’ It was, ‘How fast can you get the he// out of here?’”

    • @Larry Garland Sounds like you live with a great bunch of idiots Larrrrry.

    • @Warm Violet Please go back to Faux news feed and turn it to max volume. Good, now do you feel better? Let those idiots tell you that you are alright.

    • Warm Violet | May 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      @Never Again << U r foolish if U believe the reports from Communist China ( they have over 1/2 million deaths )

    • Warm Violet | May 26, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      👀see thru the Leftists Manipulation and #WALKAWAY from the Democrats Socialist Plantation, #WALKAWAY

    • Never Again | May 26, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      @Warm Violet did hannity give that estimate? OK, but what about the rest of the world? People are dying we need to be serious and respectful.

  3. Just looked it up: Now it is over 100.000 people dead. And Trump still doesn‘t care…. 😢

  4. Trump’s “wish it away” strategy didn’t work and he has no plan moving forward other than blaming the states.

    • myko freder | May 26, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

      The answer is it doesn’t help him get reelected, it is the only thing he can do with a staff consisting of Jerad and Pence. To do anything substantial that isn’t already baked in to agencies like wall building, tariffs, tornado responses you have to bring experts and staff into the Whitehouse, and they will see the ignorant chaos of the oval office and it will leak out. All Trump has left are sycophants who keep their heads down to keep current and more important future money flowing into their pockets, so they sit around and watch Trump try to fix a national disaster with his mouth.

    • henry rudolph | May 26, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply


    • Echo chamber I see

    • He blame the states but took credit when their approvals goes up because they did their job the right way.

    • @Light23K Democrats are just STUPID MORONS

  5. “There’s no unified message”….gee, and that from a country based on greed and selfishness….go figure…..!!

    • Veronica Valencia | May 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

      Ellis McPickle what’s up pickle? That was a pretty spot on statement. This administration and his followers value money, power and greed over life. Fact is fact 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • @Ellis McPickle I did, and having lived in your country, which form my point of view is a still a country based on greed and selfishness….you know an excelent starting point during a pandemic, you must be so proud of the way your “government” is handling this…..

    • Annie Fannie | May 26, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

      Think everyone should realize by now that Trump “supposedly” handed over authority to the states and governors. However, all he did was left the states with the mess of trying to get ventilators, masks, tests, etc. The fact that these states are “opening up” so fast again is because Trump is really “controlling everything”! He told those Governors to “open up” or he would cut off federal funding to their state. That, of course translates to “total authority” but no responsibility! We have a half man that had 6 personal Bankruptcies “controlling everything”! Just maybe this “sociopathic monster” in the White House just gets a “real high” off 100,000 people dead and the fact that he is “destroying” the economy and America just like he “destroyed ” every company that he was the controlling person of!

    • Claudia Nuss Schulte | May 26, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      republicans care for on greed only

    • @Ellis McPickle truth hurts? You’ve got the President you deserve? Feel sorry for the majority ‘thinking’ US Americans, not the other 40%.


    • CIA can’t do it but the Republican Congress had the chance and blew it. They still could invoke the 25th any day now but I’m not holding my breath.

    • Yes Chinese influenced Democrats need arrested for sedition & Treason

    • @bspmaxx Renegade AKA #ObamaGate

    • Gorden Cornelius | May 26, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      @JC X Look into the mirror There is where you will find a stupid person as well as an ignorant one.

    • David Primeau | May 26, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      Maybe the CIA can illegally spy on Trump again?
      Maybe just Democrat supporting agents so that it can be covered up if need be.
      This guy on MSNBC is lying, and only 32 seconds in. I live in Canada and there is no contact tracing here, yet, so not all nations are doing testing, contract tracing, and quarantine as he states.
      He says every nation has a national strategy except the USA which is also not quite true. In Canada the provinces have their own strategies which are not national since each province has its own health care. The same is true in the USA where each state has its own health care agency. He also does not mention that every nation’s strategy are different because nobody knows what to do. Does this guest suggest a Sweden strategy, France’s, or Australia’s? He is clearly a propagandist and most, if not all, propagandists on MSNBC are anti Trump.
      I find it hilarious that in one MSNBC show they say Trump is a dictator and then in the next they say he is not taking control.
      I must say though that this guy is better than many on MSNBC but think his praise of Cuomo is ridiculous. How can he praise him when most Covid deaths have been in New York?


    • Mike Mckibbon | May 26, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      @Larry Garland trump is turning on fox news and Twitter watch its neat

    • Mike Mckibbon | May 26, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      @Rob Ceriani heck Cuomo did know what was coming his way and trump didnt do his job to help Those 100,000 deaths are on trumps hands He is supposed to act like a president He knows how to put on a show

    • Sheri Parkhurst | May 26, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      I’ve noticed that too but they’re not too busy to tweet ridiculous unfounded and outright lies abt democrats!

    • Sheri Parkhurst | May 26, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      Larry Garland huh? Ur comment doesn’t make any sense!!

    • Sheri Parkhurst | May 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      Rob Ceriani trumps family doesn’t no how to console ANY1 bc they r all psychopaths and psychopaths have no empathy! I bet ur a psycho too or just completely stupid like I said b4!!!!

  8. Biggus Dickus | May 26, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

    Trump’s presidency is a foreign engineered hoax.

  9. Carol Cooke | May 26, 2020 at 2:23 PM | Reply

    Are we going to continue to let this corrupt president lead or rather lack of leadership stay in office? Dump Trump November 2020

  10. Now he wants kids to go back to school with no real government guidelines or oversight…SMH

    • @David Wilson Larry Garland loves to bait people like you. He’s a few French fries short.

    • Claudia Nuss Schulte | May 26, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Reply

      yes we now see hate crimes in school now we now have children hating and hurting girls we have hate crimes on our children by trump hate lives in our boys

    • Sheilah Thomas | May 26, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

      I’m not sending my children or grandchildren back to school until there is a new potus

    • TAMMY WALLACE | May 26, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply

      If he’s going to downplay the seriousness of this then so will the walking dead who follow him! Guidelines are necessary, not to restrict but to inform! We haven’t been here before so don’t you walking dead-heads start pretending like 100K+ dead people in these here United States of America within the span of 3-4 months is normal! It ain’t!

    • @TAMMY WALLACE facts…

  11. Phillip MJ Bacon | May 26, 2020 at 2:24 PM | Reply

    The strategy is to shift responsibility & blame and not even provide the resources to do so…

  12. Our commander-in-chief is guilty of dereliction of duty. His actions serve only his self-interest. The miserable, deplorable story of Trump’s entire life.

    • Larry Garland | May 26, 2020 at 3:26 PM | Reply


    • China wants you

    • Sheri Parkhurst | May 26, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Boy have u got that right!!

    • Phantom Mensa | May 26, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      If Trumpty Dumpty is Commander-in-Chief of the military and is guilty of Dereliction of Duty, then he should be Court Martialed by the Joint Chiefs.


    • Mike Mckibbon | May 26, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      If he is guilty it should be of doing nothing when people was dieing and calling it a hoax Then when it got bad it was chinas fault which dont care if we live or die Its the president’s job to watch out for us He dont care if you live or die

  13. Lisa Barnes | May 26, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    Chump needs to go. Vote him out. This is his fault for not being a real leader. Nov is coming!

  14. Colin Matheson | May 26, 2020 at 3:19 PM | Reply

    If anyone hadn’t already realised they should now, Trump is incapable of “planning”. His whole presidency has been one of chaos and knee jerk reactions. He’s corrupt and incompetent

    • Patti Fearon | May 26, 2020 at 5:59 PM | Reply

      He will be 74 in June and maybe his mind is less sharp than it already “wasn’t”

    • @bidmcms3 Yeah, what did President Cuomo ever do for America?

    • The Insane Shecklador | May 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM | Reply

      Trump supporters often talk about him playing a game of 4d chess. I’ve always felt like he is playing whac-a-mole.

    • Teresita Uy | May 26, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      DC means, I agree . He will do anything in his power to get reelected, by hook or by crook..
      This coming election is going to be a big dirty mess . The thugs will be out and about . God help us !

    • Warm Violet | May 26, 2020 at 6:17 PM | Reply

      💡 such a constant antiTrump, False Narrative “news” outlet = years ago DJ Trump POINTED OUT to the World that MSNBC was Unbalanced, pro-Leftist , and Phoney 👀 ….. AND NOW ; MSNBC proves DONALD right 👍 every day !

  15. mike mann songs | May 26, 2020 at 3:26 PM | Reply

    we will not be able to
    solve the covid problem
    until we solve
    the trump problem.

  16. It’s rumored that the most serious threat to democracy in this country will occur sometime between November 3rd
    and January 20th, 2021. After losing the election, the Russian stooge in the White House, by claiming the election was
    “rigged”, will attempt to incite his followers (the “fifth column”) to an armed takeover of the United States. The Republican
    Senate and the Republican-dominated Supreme Court will do nothing to prevent it. Our democracy will depend on the patriotism of the

    • Paul Wilson | May 26, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      Do you really think trump will let the election go ahead in November I think he will make some excuses to postpone it .

    • Uniquely Lily | May 26, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      Do you really think our military and veterans will allow that to happen? Not gonna happen, not in this lifetime

  17. Bert And Ernie | May 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM | Reply

    The stench trump emits is overwhelming.

  18. Nancy M Ross | May 26, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

    Obama had a national response to viral threat. As a result, there was no national emergency. Obama had the presence of mind to leave a pandemic response for the next president to mitigate the effect of the next pandemic. Trump dismantled it because of hatred of anything Obama did, probably out of jealousy. In doing so, he left the country vulnerable to this pandemic. In short, the TRUMP HAS BECOME A MASS MURDERER. ONLY FOOLS WILL DENY THIS.

  19. scarlet holguin | May 26, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply


  20. The real tragedy is how most people are 3 months behind on bills and rent! Our “leaders” gave people $1200 and acted like that was enough. What will people do when the eviction freezes stop and they have to come up with 3 months worth of rent AND pay their current bills? That’s going to be the REAL pandemic.

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