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New polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans don’t support reopening without better testing in place. Aired on 04/29/2020.
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108 Comments on "Trump’s Inability To Convince Public That It’s Time To Start Reopening Country | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. Andrew Rogers | April 29, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

    Forget Trump, he is worthless
    Our Governors must save this nation

  2. Donald Trump is the epitome of “The Ugly American.”

  3. If this isn’t a failed presidency, what is?

    • @BuellersBack 1. As President you are supposed to be reassuring.
      2. I’m not going to condemn anyone over a little mistake. My dad credited his long life to always cleaning his kitchen with bleach.
      3. The numbers are fake. The first person to die in my state officially, actually died in another state. He was in his late seventies and had other conditions.
      4. Sweden and Belarus did not go into quarantine.

    • BuellersBack | May 4, 2020 at 1:20 AM | Reply

      @Gary Lund Are you kidding? Trump is the least reassuring president ever. He says something completely out of left field, then denies having said it even if it’s on video. Lying constantly is NOT reassuring. And you are right, the numbers are fake. There are way more many cases then reported, but because Trump is doing his very best to limit testing, the published numbers are severely lower than in reality.
      I do realize Sweden did not quarantine. Great example! Did you know: Sweden’s figures are considerably more than in the rest of Scandinavia. While its population of over 10 million nearly doubles those of Denmark, Norway and Finland individually, its COVID-19 death toll was up to 17 times higher than those countries. So much for that plan!

    • @BuellersBack I did not know the death rate was 17 times higher. All life is valuable. On a friendly note, I would like to recommend you research selenium and viruses. I take an extra supplement of selenium each day to fortify my immune system.

    • BuellersBack | May 4, 2020 at 2:52 AM | Reply

      @Gary Lund Thanks, be safe and healthy

    • Deanna Ampudia | May 6, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      ❤️ ❤️

  4. ROGUE REPUBLICANS | April 29, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply


  5. He’s been claiming credit for a booming economy, which he inherited. Now is the time to show how he’s a genius.

    • Gary Cherwonick | May 3, 2020 at 2:58 PM | Reply

      Ian Alan “Fastest growing jobs” relative to what baseline? The US is far behind other industrialized nations in tech jobs. So any improvement mathematically is perceived as fantastic, when the baseline is so very low to start with. But the reality is that too many young Americans can’t shoulder the cost of College or handle the long-term debt for student loans, so they end up in low paying, min-wage jobs that have no stability or financial security for themselves, let alone a family. How many 20 and 30- somethings are living in their parent’s basements? Beware of carefully crafted stats and take note of the reality of the job market. Being a barista at Starbucks is not a career, but it does count as a “job”.

    • @Gary Cherwonick Hey Gary – Hope your day is well. As the post was about the American economy that is the baseline I’m using. You are correct that many of the jobs contributing to the job growth are lower paying jobs. None the less these are lower paying jobs that did not exist prior so surely we agree that is a good thing? While many in the media and pretty much all Democrat politicians are trying to downplay the lowest rate of unemployment in decades by saying they are all low paying menial jobs that simply is not true. The jobs with the highest growth rate in the last 3 years or so are good to excellent paying career positions. With that said I wish everyone could secure employment that at least was well above the poverty line. I’m not sure that is realistic though. Can we think of any civilization in history that did not have a menial work force of some type?

    • Gary Cherwonick | May 3, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

      Ian Alan To your last Q of course every great nation had/has a menial underpaid work force, but it doesn’t make it right. My concern is that they are so easy to forget and ignore. How many executives really take notice of the aging janitor mopping floors or the person sticking shelves at the supermarket, then go home, read a newspaper or watch TV and take great comfort that the stock market and the economy is doing well. Hopefully this medical crisis will PERHAPS give these now essential workers some more visibility and respect. Without them there would be rioting in the streets if there was no food on the shelves, no electricity or our toilets stopped flushing.

      Thanks for the feedback – it is a complex issue and I don’t profess to have a solution to the disparity amongst the citizenry.

    • @Gary Cherwonick Let us part then with this good sir: I love watching football but the fact an nfl player makes more in one year than many of these you mention in a life time, is not a reflection upon the player, but more so of the society we live in. I LOVE the fact these often overlooked workers (of which I am not far removed) are being recognized. My guess is we agree on much of that aspect but maybe not so much on what the governments role in it should be. You sound like a good decent American to me. Pleasure speaking with you.

    • Gary Cherwonick | May 3, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      Ian Alan You too, all the best. Cheers!

  6. Hamberder King | April 29, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Reply

    He hasn’t changed since he was 2 and learned nothing after that age.

  7. Trump demands that meat processing plants stay open and work through the virus…..but when it came to Vietnam….he bailed!

    • arlene irvine | April 29, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      cowardly opportunist, without human compassion

    • patricia lafountain | April 30, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      It ran in the family, His grandfather came to the U.S. because he was dodging the German draft…He also dodged the U.S. draft His father never joined the military either, he dodged the drafts as well. Then Trump and his sons never joined the military. IT’S A FAMILY THING!! . BUT TRUMP KNOWS ALL ABOUT WARS MORE THAN ANYONE…WHAT A GENIUS HE IS…LMFAO

    • K653 Planet Dark Matter | May 2, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      If Trump wants meat processing plants to stay open, the he and his entire family should work in one for at least 5 days. Then drink Clorox & Lysol, if they get the virus.

    • bill t He got five (5) deferrals . 4 bone spurs medical deferments 1 college deferment.

    • @bowblizz I know guys whoi played professioinal sports for years with bone spurs….so don’t give me that excuse……I was in that draft….college was not a deferrent

  8. thegr8rambino | April 29, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

    we have the most deaths and cases ever and you people want to reopen the country? exactly how sick are you in the head?

    • panther moon | April 30, 2020 at 5:28 AM | Reply


    • thegr8rambino
      These people have the mental intellect to go and congregate amongst the masses, just like lots of others, think that the virus won’t affect them. Truly enough, those who have that mindset are the ones who become stricken right away. It’s like them standing in front of a fire, knowing it’s hot, touch the flames to prove their point.

    • About the level of “Guy who can’t close an umbrella is a great president” level of sick?
      Donnie wife just had given birth to their son, when he was cheating with a pornstar on her (who wasn’t into Donnie either) and then had her silenced and send a goon to threaten the wellbeing of her child. And that guy is hailed by supposed christians as second coming of christ. About that level of sick.

    • Russell Newton | April 30, 2020 at 8:51 AM | Reply

      hector heck they are opinions, they are not decision makers. Data from the Spanish flu, points to lockdowns being more successful than no lockdowns or states slow to react to a pandemic tend to have done worse than the ones that reacted quicker.
      The other problem is, when you have people one paycheque away from disaster and your government doesn’t help or protect you, you have a problem. My answer would be, less money on bombs to protect you and more money on state and social care, bombs can’t protect a society from a invisible attack of a pandemic.

    • Terry Robinson | May 1, 2020 at 5:29 AM | Reply

      hector heck As long as it takes. For myself but most of all for everyone else, especially our Doctors and nurses, not to mention the unsung heroes, the transit drivers, the grocery store workers, the meat packers, police, firemen. All those who risk their lives to ensure that the rest of us can sit at home and try to wait this out until we have a vaccine or at least get our numbers down low enough that it is safe to congregate again. Financially it’s very hard and it’s really time for the federal government to step up. But if you’re running the government for the wealthy and the corporations maybe you don’t care if the rest of us die. After all it’s only about 1% of the population who will die anyway. What’s the loss of 3,750,000 people? Or maybe it is more like a really bad flu. That would be about 675,000 people, based on the last bad flu that we didn’t have a vaccine or natural immunity to.

  9. The Commander-in-Bleach is a total failure.

  10. James Mullen | April 29, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

    It just goes to show you how hard-headed a conservative outlook can be. Death, or people dying doesn’t change it.

    • Wake up, the hospitals are empty, people can be responsible about going out in public, and we can keep an eye on places if they become a hot spot and shut it down. They are finding that a large number of people have already built up antibodies for Covid-19.

    • John DeMarco | May 1, 2020 at 3:00 AM | Reply

      @Ron G yeah but you’ll never see cnn reporting.that kind of information. Thats why they keep being labeled “fake news”…

    • @Ron G There is no evidence that antibodies for Corona 19 give immunity from getting it again. No evidence.

    • Anne Liesveld | May 2, 2020 at 11:19 PM | Reply

      Yea bit antibody negative talking is fake news.

    • John DeMarco | May 2, 2020 at 11:34 PM | Reply

      @Anne Liesveld what?

  11. White Centaur | April 29, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

    tRump has zero credibility.
    He lies with every breath.

  12. Remember he wanted to drop a nuclear warhead in the eye of a hurricane to stop it in it’s tracks.

  13. Trump n Pence should go work a shift at these meat processing companies

  14. he keeps calling the virus “the invisible enemy”, but you know how we can make it more ‘visible’? through widespread testing and contact tracing! and he *still* refuses to prioritize those things!

  15. Nina Kupchenko | April 29, 2020 at 8:10 PM | Reply

    I’m not eating in a restaurant or going to the movies or concerts. I will save my money too

    • @Chef Buzye Shemlise Stay on the safe side, around the globe we continue to fight to control the Covid-19 pandemic as an Army reserve officer here in the Philippines called up to serve in frontline to ensure the security of our community we put the safety of our people first above everything as our government strictly enforced the lockdown rules and thankfully the death rates here is among the lowest in the world which is less than 600 and recoveries are at 1,050 and people getting infected are at 8,800 out of the population of 100 million. It’s better to wait until everything is ok to make sure that no one will get infected, in the meantime stay at home and stay safe.

    • KUUIPO PAKALOLO | May 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM | Reply

      I dig that. I would rather be at home safe. My kitchen & living room makes a fancy eatery
      Aloha folks

    • Speed Racer | May 1, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      This is the time to work part time as a delivery driver for food outlets . Make good tips

    • @Speed Racer they do here in the Philippines deliveries and take aways are only allowed this time social distancing and wearing of facemasks are strictly enforced non – compliance to the rules means not be served and face stiff penalties.

    • Bobbi Laval | May 3, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

      Admittedly I’m a fast food junkie, since I have been staying and cooking at home I’m amazed how much money I have been saving. For me this has been a net benefit to my health and finances.

  16. He lost his credibility long before this…

  17. R.F. Hopkins | April 29, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

    My Advice to Everyone “IS” Definitely DO NOT TAKE TRUMP’S ADVICE, it could cost you your life.

    • hector heck | May 1, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      @Adventure54 “Trump said disinfectant referring to…” So when you sawTrump say disinfectants, YOU thought he meant bleach and all of those things or did you see it/hear it in the media first? I’m trying to understand how anyone with an IQ above 40 would misconstrue disinfectants in a medical context to home disinfectants that we all know not to drink since we were tiny children.

    • Adventure54 | May 1, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      @hector heck Don’t try sooooo hard to understand, you might hurt yourself. I never accused Trump of saying bleach. i heard him say disinfectant while looking at Dr. Birx & recommended that they look into it as procedure for combating COVID 19. Just the fact that the POTUS is musing about ingesting or injecting disinfectant or blasting the inside of the body with powerful lights is the lunacy you should be focused on instead of cherry picking what he did or did not say or whatever you thought I might have heard. Trump was actually trying to find an equivalency between bleach & other disinfectants used on non-porous surfaces to disinfect as recommended by his own guidelines as he alluded to during that bazar presser. We know what he said because they’ve playing it over & over again ad nauseam & as reported, the calls to hospitals & hotlines increased related to the use of disinfectants to cure COVID 19. That too was reported by the CDC in addition to a statement from the makers of Lysol making it clear that their products are NOT for human consumption. Yeah, Trump’s statements propted those responses. After the blowback he walked it back saying he was being ” sarcastic, very sarcastic to the reporters”. Yeah, right! GET A CLUE!

    • hector heck | May 1, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      @Adventure54 OK, so YOU weren’t confused but possibly believe you’re in the upper echelon of intelligence and are afraid other dumb people (who are not as smart as you) might?
      I agree Trump should leave medical stuff to medical people, but is it responsible reporting to report he said “bleach and household cleaners” when he clearly didn’t? If you’re unclear and you want to report accurately, do you run with “bleach and household cleaners” or do you clarify what he meant? If you want to make Trump look bad, which option do you choose?

      Any chance if the media had just played what he said without their hyperbolic and dangerous spin on it, that most people might have just thought, “I don’t know exactly what he’s talking about, but it’d be great if we could”? That’s what I thought. It’d be great if something like that would work!

      Isn’t it true Cedar-Sinai in LA, a very prestigious medical center, is actually testing using long UV light to disinfect the body internally. It’s new and not approved yet, but that’d be awesome if it actually works someday.

      For the record- when the media reports on calls to the Poison Centers are up, note what they’re not saying. They’re not saying calls have been up since March long before Trumps briefing. Why? Well, we’ve all been using and exposed to more chemicals and cleaners lately than probably ever before. But it’s convenient to just say the calls are up and it must be because of Trump. Peace.

    • Adventure54 | May 1, 2020 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      @hector heck Therein lies the problem. Trump says stupid things then his followers/enablers say we misunderstood what he meant. It’s been almost five years of that behavior. Trump, unfortunately is the POTUS & his words matter. Everyone heard what he said, knew what he meant & so do you. Trump” “i was being sarcastic, very sarcastic”…that excuse doesn’t even make sense but he said it. The media DID NOT report about the calls….the CDC reported about the increase in calls inquiring about using disinfectant to treat COVID 19 right after it was floated by Trump at his COVID 19 briefing…….something they never dealt with before. The majority of adults know injecting or ingesting disinfectant is pure lunacy & deadly until Trump floated it. The media simply reported what the CDC had already put out on their site to include the twitter feed of the CEO of Lysol disavowing Trump’s Bat Crazy statement. It would be laughable if the results wasn’t so deadly. Bleach & household cleaners all come under the heading of “disinfectants”. That’s what they do, disinfect.🤡 Have fun cherry-picking….I won’t be responding to anymore of your childish babble.

    • hector heck | May 1, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      @Adventure54 Why would the media potentially endanger people by reporting erroneously Trump said Clorox and Lysol, when we know he clearly didn’t say that?

      The CEO’s of the brands had to make statements to cover their a55e5 thanks to the media, intentionally reporting the wrong and dangerous information. Why would they do that? Why would they lie, potentially endangering people? Because they wanted to make fun of Trump and make him look bad? Is that why?
      If people drink household cleaners because the media gave them bad information, is that Trump’s fault?

  18. KaiserSchnitzel | April 29, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

    I’m still in shock he had an ability to get anybody to vote for his flabby, flaccid, fatuous and farcical self.

    • John DeMarco | May 2, 2020 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      I read up on that story. No evidence was ever presented. Many lawsuits and out of court settlements. Many minorities seek lawsuits againt wealthy property owners. Much more to the story. His company policies were not necessarily his policies. Giving you the benefit of the doubt…racism is not acceptable. I am not in any way defending him. If he discriminated then that is wrong. But innocent until proven guilty. That being said in my mind it has no bearing on the current situation. The past is gone. Let’s move on to what really matters now. We all have mistakes in our past. Your reference has made me think twice though…

    • Mark Campbell | May 3, 2020 at 2:15 AM | Reply

      Dennis I think they say that a fish rots from the head down. At this time the good old USA is down, up to us as a country to get back up. Remember 3 million more Americans voted for Hillary, Trump won the electoral college only. Let’s ignore Trump, that’s for the history books. Lucky for us , a lot of people are doing good things. You see it all over, this is a big deal, and it will pass. This has changed the world. It all ,started with a bat.

    • Mark Campbell | May 3, 2020 at 2:21 AM | Reply

      John DeMarco There is a long way to go. I like the National Geographic for a straight science view of this subject. One last thought, I think all media is failing to talk about and show the dead. A lot of protesters and complaints would stop if they understood how painful the pandemic is today. Be safe

    • @Mark Campbell We are hopeful here in the Philippines and the rest of the World that the US can be rebuilt from the ground up after this tempestuous period in your country’s history, this is your home and you have nowhere else to go to. There is goodness still left among many Americans so don’t give up, ask God for his divine guidance and work together regardless of race, religion or background to bring your country back to its feet and those nonsense theories and ideologies are no more. It is you the people will make the change to restore the dignity and respect, institute reforms to make the US a better nation that is well respected throughout the world like never before not just today but for the future. Make sure that the chaos that brought your country to its knees shall never happen again. That’s the way to make a great nation. Sorry about the stinging rebuke I made in my comment.

    • Mark Campbell | May 3, 2020 at 8:39 AM | Reply

      Dennis look you are not wrong. To much Happy talk is not healthy. Yes it’s Trump, but there are a lot of us Americans that don’t want to hear harsh words. I hope my country gets back up.

  19. He’s lost all of that credibility once he suggested injecting Lysol or Clorox get real

    • @hector heck okay excuse me disinfectants

    • Bryce Daniel | May 1, 2020 at 4:00 AM | Reply

      &Tina McGann also in the video itself he was looking at doctors to see if that would be a viable option he never once said to inject them. And if you think I’m wrong please prove me wrong with solid evidence thanks 😁

    • AndresStopmo | May 3, 2020 at 3:18 AM | Reply

      @Bryce Daniel he literally said “by injection” lol cant make this up

    • Bryce Daniel | May 3, 2020 at 3:26 AM | Reply

      @AndresStopmo when he said that he was asking a question if it was possible as he was looking to doctors trying to bring hope and new ideas to the table, isn’t that what a leader is supposed to do?

    • Victoria Godley | May 3, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      Tina McGann what credibility?

  20. Don From Mpls | April 29, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

    When you have a 74 year old man that can’t even apply orange clown makeup, yeah, we’re not going to take him seriously.

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