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95 Comments on "Velshi: The Gap Between America’s Richest And Poorest Has Only Grown During The Pandemic | MSNBC"

  1. Danell Fuck Fascism | August 2, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    CHINA told you to wear a MASK…. Long before Fox News told you the pandemic was a hoax…. Donald Trump shut down the pandemic task force… Right before the pandemic…

    • Investigative Audit | August 2, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      PLEASE READ My technical report (which took me 3 months to research & compile) on how Trump caused large number of deaths and infections by ignoring WHO’s warnings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGMtnXzOPB0&t=33s
      (Link to the PDF FORMAT of my reports is also available in comments section of the videos – there are more reports on my channel on propaganda & conspiracy theories, including WHO, HCQ, 5G, China, etc.)

    • Liar Facist

    • Biden told his donors: “nothing will fundamentally change “

    • Charles-A Rovira | August 2, 2020 at 5:38 PM | Reply

      @Paula Sparrow And they should drive those other cars.
      I agree that *Teslas* are expensive and should be used as *high-speed chase cars* only when necessary. 
      The problem is positioning them that they will be the closest vehicle when that kind of emergency happens. 
      Even at that a *Tesla* will be _cheaper to _*_operate_* than any ICE car and environmentally a sounder solution.

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  2. Isaiah Wilson | August 2, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    TRUMP IS OFFICIALLLY THE MOST CORRUPT MAN IN THE USA HISTORY

  3. Isaiah Wilson | August 2, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    TRUMP IS COMMITING CRIMES FASTER THAN THEY CAN BE INVESTIGATED!!!!

  4. And we’ll see more terrible things happening. You can only corner a large group of people for so long before they retaliate with nothing else to turn to.

    • Going to be a long hot summer… people with nothing to lose will do anything.

    • @Doug Lowe long? Doesn’t seem long anymore.

    • pisces031372aj | August 2, 2020 at 8:27 PM | Reply

      Brian… the funny thing is, I wonder how true that is, especially here in America. That whole bootstraps BS along with fear tactics against minorities and most of the public lack of education and understanding of how things work actually work against us. Everyday, people vote against their own self interest for a variety of reasons, most of which are untrue or just ignorant. Things will get a whole lot worse before they get better. And I hate to say this but most of these 55+ folks will need to die before we see any real change… and I’m 48.

    • If you host a nightly news show on Fox FOXA or MSNBC
      or anchor the news for a major network like CBS CBS or ABC,
      chances are you’re going to pull in Millions of dollars Annually

      Robin Roberts, a host of ABC’s Good Morning America, is currently the highest-paid female news anchor,
      Forbes estimates, with a salary of $18 Million a Year
      (still less than Matt Lauer’s $25 million for hosting Today and Bill O’Reilly’s $18.5 million for The O’Reilly Factor).
      Jan 3, 2017

      The mainstream media has fed us on Violence, Division and Hate for 2 Months

      I am saddened that our country is so divided.

      Can we do what the politicians and media will Not do.

      Acknowledge that Both Government parties
      in their Greed for Power
      have desperately failed the American people this year.
      And Divided us purely for political reasons.

      This Election has been the
      Nastiest,
      Most Divisive,
      Deadliest

      Masks turned into politics
      Republicans

      Color turned into politics —
      Democrats

      Armed protesters —
      Republicans and Democrats

      Violence against Americans, turned into politics —
      Democrats

      Trump supported armed militias during the COVID-19 protests.
      (They were Not white supremacists as MSN falsely labeled them.
      They had Both Black and White speakers at the courthouse rally)
      See video link below at
      0:26

      Armed protesters enter Michigan’s state capitol demanding end to coronavirus lockdown
      – YouTube
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zXXFf0Q2bcU

      The protest at the courthouse did no damage and didn’t turn violent.
      Though Guns have No Place in a Peaceful Protest!

      Democrats backed the Riots even when people were being shot, businesses vandalized, looted and burned down.
      Children have Died
      (It is juvenile after 2 Months of Mainstream Media and Democrats openly supporting the Riots to now blame Trump for the riots.
      The violence isn’t about color,
      it is about Violence!!
      When people deliberately damage property, burn buildings, or harm someone, they Normally get Arrested)

      Both sides are so set on winning Power through this Election
      (Presidential and Congress Majority)

      However, they have taken this out of the Debating Arena,
      And into the Everyday Lives of All of the American People!!

      We the American People don’t count for anything except to be used like a bunch of sheep led to slaughter.

      COVID-19 is out of control in many areas especially where there were the largest protests and riots.
      Democrats were ok with large gatherings.
      And America therefore decided COVID-19 was over.
      No way to get most Americans to take COVID-19 seriously after 2 Months of Riots being ok.

      We can’t get our act together America,
      We can’t even decide if we want the violence to stop or not!!!!!
      Nor if we want to stop COVID-19 or not!!!

      All the Media wants is High Ratings.
      All the Politications want is Power.
      We the American People are considered Expendable to the Media and Both Political Sides!

      We were together as a Nation after 9/11

      We were together in early April
      To
      Flatten the Curve
      (Just 3.5 months ago, sadly it seems like years ago)

      We were together about the horrible murder of George Floyd.
      All Colors and all Nationalities Together.
      United.
      Peacefully.
      Respectfully.

      Just 2 Months ago.

      The Riots are what divided us.
      And no matter how much the media now spins it,
      There is plenty of footage of their approving, participating and encouraging the Riots as buildings burned, etc.

      The Democrats and media have set off violence and divisions throughout our Nation like no Enemy Terrorists could ever do.

      Our businesses were closed and then many were burned down just as they were trying to get back on their feet!!
      How is that good for America,
      besides the violence itself,
      It is also Jobs Lost, permanently!!

      Please THINK.
      Obama was President for 8 years. Biden was Vice President.
      If the Democrats were really concerned about racism,
      Obama and Democrats would have addressed this during Obama’s time in office.

      The Democrats would not be approving the Riots if a Democratic President was in office.
      This is about the Election and
      Biden getting the black votes,
      After he said if blacks didn’t vote for him they weren’t black.

      We the American People are being led in a Very Dangerous direction purely for political purposes.

      AMERICANS can All learn Together from
      Martin Luther King –
      His protestors carried no guns,
      Shot no one, killed no children,
      didn’t burn and loot businesses,
      didn’t damage and destroy property and terrorize neighborhoods.

      Please
      Read articles and see videos below:

      8 year old shot and Killed by Protesters https://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/news/crime/atlanta-city-council-on-secoriea-turner-shooting/85-0e68f37c-ad55-45c2-a15e-5402af46f206

      Police chief breaks down after fire crews blocked from burning Richmond home with child inside –
      YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AEncQKV8k_0

      George Floyd’s brother calls for peace instead of violence

      YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qS1-uUlfC80

      Raw: St. Louis police chief gets emotional talking about 4 officers shot during riots
      YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dAkY2tDQeGY

      ‘We will march with everybody’: Houston police chief tells George Floyd protesters
      – YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PaMLIEPdw8I

      Michigan sheriff puts down weapons and joins protesters in march
      | 7NEWS – YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fBo9E9Be_kw

      Elderly white man shoved by police
      – YouTube
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RB0GtiRJcRE

      Pennsylvania man saves cop despite history with police
      – YouTube
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=miA5bX-AmHE

      Seattle Police disperse protesters in occupied CHOP area after emergency order – CNN
      https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/01/us/seattle-chop-protesters/index.html

      Black firefighter who spent life savings on new bar loses it to Minneapolis looters
      | The Post Millennial – News, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle https://thepostmillennial.com/black-man-who-spent-life-savings-on-opening-sports-bar

      Black Firefighter Spent His Life Savings To Open A Bar. Then Minneapolis Looters Burned It Down
      | The Daily Caller https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/29/looters-minneapolis-george-floyd-firefighter-bar/

      How many think it is ok to end up having children killed because of protests?

      PLEASE read and view ALL articles and videos before commenting

  5. ofcourse it has…just like in any recession it’s the poor being hit the hardest…they are the ones being fired after all…

    • Reuben Herrera | August 2, 2020 at 11:25 PM | Reply

      @jbknight311 There is blame on both sides. Yet it leans harder on our current Republican party. I have 6 rental properties. I bought two foreclosures in 09, and 11. All in one commercial, five residential. Recently I had two residential tenants who could not make rent; due to no fault of their own. With protections expired, moratoriums temp gone, to include forbearance, etc I have lowered my rent roll in half. Only those two units both single family residences. I gave them a new addendum for the balance of their lease agreement. 6 months at half rate, partial rent due date(s) in two parts. I can live with that and sleep at night. Total forgiveness of rent roll from last 3 months. I am not going to chase them. It is easy for me to have someone post a 3 day unlawful detainer after they default in 5 days. It is harder for me to file an eviction notice, and to have it enforced; then live with that. One tenant works in a bank as a teller and her hours were cut in half and has a daughter with no day care available. The other tenant is a caterers assistant in craft services in film and television and his wife a hairdresser; no work but their family back east is helping them out. I’ve done all I can. However I have a good life. I owe my tenants everything. Your telling me our government can’t do better? We bailed out the banks.

    • @Reuben Herrera Thank you for being a good landlord and a good human being, Reuben. 💙

      Retired in France, I own one condo in Seattle, and when this started I offered my tenant help if he needed it. Fortunately he has been able to work, but at least he knows he is not threatened if something happens to his job.

      Our country is being killed by people who refuse to look to the long-term effects of their actions, and care only for short-term profit, whatever the cost to society – and it is high.

      Landlords who care for them will have more loyal tenants, who will take better care of their properties. Employers who care for them will have more loyal employees, who will take better care of their customers or their projects/products.

    • Reuben Herrera | August 3, 2020 at 9:56 AM | Reply

      @chez moi Exactly. I am trying hard to stave off any eviction. I can hold out for 6 months maximum.

    • Hildebeast Clinton | August 3, 2020 at 10:25 AM | Reply

      Randy Phillips
      Poor people cost society https://youtu.be/cNzgM6u5M6M

    • ​@Reuben Herrera Fortunately I’ve owned the condo free & clear for about 30 years, and don’t rely on the rental income – it’s just a supplement to my SS & pension. Others are not so lucky. I can afford to rent it for a couple hundred under market, as well, as I am not a fan of pushing up Seattle’s exorbitant rental price averages. $1295 for 520 sf seems high already to me.

      My mgmt company would like me to charge more, but I prefer having a stable tenant who won”t be moving to find a cheaper home. My last tenant worked across the road at Childrens’ Hospital, and stayed with me until she retired – nearly fifteen years.

      Good luck through all this. Take care.

  6. Hannah Dyson | August 2, 2020 at 3:36 PM | Reply

    Pretty much the same in the UK , expect we have always been that way

    Welcome to the rigid class system

    • Nope, not in the post war period. For a short time capitalism hid its true face to prevent the spread of communism and give the people who risked death in war something to believe in. All down hill since then though.

  7. t’rump is playing golf today.
    Mitch is delaying the next aid bill because he’s fighting to get more protections for corporations.
    republicans want you to sacrifice your kids and re-open the schools.
    It’s almost as if they don’t even care you average working class voters. 🤔

    • David Dorn Say his name | August 2, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      @Leonie Romanes how many kids have died from the flu this year?

    • David Dorn Say his name | August 2, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      136 and in the same report it says that’s the highest number since 2009 then if you look up 2018 it says 185. So someone’s lying somewhere but hey you believe whatever you want to. And uh let me know how that vaccine shot works out for you. I’m not getting it.

    • Leonie Romanes | August 2, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @David Dorn Say his name why not, you’re ordering double of everything trump sells. Why not a trump recession/pandemic, to go with that purdy maga hat.

    • Leonie Romanes | August 2, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      @David Dorn Say his name well thanks to Donnie kids are going to die of COVID-19, AND the flu this year.

    • Chloe wilson | August 3, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

      Ro G They don’t care for America and it shows!

  8. Only reason im doing x ray school and then MRI, so I can make 30 plus an hour to live comfortable in this POS country.

  9. The rich are breaking away, leaving us in the dust. We will not only be eating cake but their dust as well. Dust on cake, wonder how good that is? 🤔

    • Investigative Audit | August 2, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      @Trailin’ Annie Look at the number of new Billionaires in last 4 years if you have familiarity with economics & finance!
      In US history till 2016 there were 470 billionaires; since 2016 330 more added!
      Trump already made his own and his business allies’ fortune during 4 years and specifically out of pandemic funds!
      My investigation report on how Trump spent $3 TRILLION ($3,000,000,000,000) stimulus funds that his administration received to combat coronavirus (including $100s of billions for testing, masks and other PPE). Yet 157K deaths, 4.7M infected and 40M jobless!
      Please read to see who got the most of $3 Trillion and for what.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbMl9DyzOMo&t=37s
      (Link to the PDF format of my reports is also available in comments section of the videos – there are more reports on my channel on Trump’s propaganda & conspiracy theories, including WHO, HCQ, 5G, China, etc.)

    • Trailin’ Annie they are DINO Democrats

    • @Trailin’ Annie same comment again? Lazy lazy lazy lol

    • Reuben Herrera | August 2, 2020 at 11:28 PM | Reply

      Not always. There is blame on both sides. Yet it leans harder on our current Republican party. I have 6 rental properties. I bought two foreclosures in 09, and 11. All in one commercial, five residential. Recently I had two residential tenants who could not make rent; due to no fault of their own. With protections expired, moratoriums temp gone, to include forbearance, etc I have lowered my rent roll in half. Only those two units both single family residences. I gave them a new addendum for the balance of their lease agreement. 6 months at half rate, partial rent due date(s) in two parts. I can live with that and sleep at night. Total forgiveness of rent roll from last 3 months. I am not going to chase them. It is easy for me to have someone post a 3 day unlawful detainer after they default in 5 days. It is harder for me to file an eviction notice, and to have it enforced; then live with that. One tenant works in a bank as a teller and her hours were cut in half and has a daughter with no day care available. The other tenant is a caterers assistant in craft services in film and television and his wife a hairdresser; no work but their family back east is helping them out. I’ve done all I can. However I have a good life. I owe my tenants everything. Your telling me our government can’t do better?

    • Chloe wilson | August 3, 2020 at 8:40 AM | Reply

      TheGP Later on in the day I will try the cake with dust and let you know. It will not be good. Thanks!

  10. Daily Reminder: Trump called Covid-19 a Democrat hoax that will magically disappear.

    • @Ariki Royal Some people never learn, so the cult leader might get reelected. Anyway, I couldn’t care less.

    • @TheMiket273 yeah, yeah and the left jumped all over him the he was over reacting, the party of hypocrites.

    • foreigner fan | August 3, 2020 at 8:55 AM | Reply

      In regards to them using it as a political tool. Correct. Cheers from Toronto

    • foreigner fan | August 3, 2020 at 8:57 AM | Reply

      @Grim Reefer Very incorrect. Cheers

    • @13bustah the criticism wasn’t that he was overreacting but that he reacted late and ineffectually, while attempting to downplay the severity of the coming epidemic. Disputing experts opinions while knowingly giving false information.

  11. Wolfram Stahl | August 2, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

    Can’t say it enough – we need to change how we measure wealth and economic success.
    More wealth benefits nobody if it accumulates only with people who already have more money than they can spend in a lifetime.

    • Investigative Audit | August 2, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      Who will do it? The whole system is corrupt. An example:
      My investigation report on how Trump spent $3 TRILLION ($3,000,000,000,000) stimulus funds that his administration received to combat coronavirus (including $100s of billions for testing, masks and other PPE). Yet 157K deaths, 4.7M infected and 40M jobless!
      Please read to see who got the most of $3 Trillion and for what.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbMl9DyzOMo&t=37s
      (Link to the PDF format of my reports is also available in comments section of the videos – there are more reports on my channel on Trump’s propaganda & conspiracy theories, including WHO, HCQ, 5G, China, etc.)

    • Your poor performance in life is only your fault

    • If you host a nightly news show on Fox FOXA or MSNBC
      or anchor the news for a major network like CBS CBS or ABC,
      chances are you’re going to pull in Millions of dollars Annually

      Robin Roberts, a host of ABC’s Good Morning America, is currently the highest-paid female news anchor,
      Forbes estimates, with a salary of $18 Million a Year
      (still less than Matt Lauer’s $25 million for hosting Today and Bill O’Reilly’s $18.5 million for The O’Reilly Factor).
      Jan 3, 2017

    • GORGEOUSGEORGE | August 3, 2020 at 2:54 AM | Reply

      👍👍👌

    • Investigative Audit | August 3, 2020 at 5:22 AM | Reply

      ​@Urban Stuff If you had a performance to show, though, you wouldn’t be ashamed of your own real name! You better first try to find your identify!

  12. Welcome to the Trump greatest biggest best Depression in history.
    So much winning… MAGA right??

    • Yeah instead of winning people are dropping by the millions.

    • Investigative Audit | August 2, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

      Trump care about Trump and his business allies only!
      My investigation report on how Trump spent $3 TRILLION ($3,000,000,000,000) stimulus funds that his administration received to combat coronavirus (including $100s of billions for testing, masks and other PPE). Yet 157K deaths, 4.7M infected and 40M jobless!
      Please read to see who got the most of $3 Trillion and for what.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbMl9DyzOMo&t=37s
      (Link to the PDF format of my reports is also available in comments section of the videos – there are more reports on my channel on Trump’s propaganda & conspiracy theories, including WHO, HCQ, 5G, China, etc.)

  13. Until America can take care of every American citizen and not let people die because they can’t afford to live, it will never be truly great

    • Reuben Herrera, if the whole country were like you America would be a better place; you should be president, half of this stuff is not rocket science!🌞🙏🏻🍀

    • @Reuben Herrera I admire a man who puts morals and decency ahead of money. Unfortunately, there are not enough people like you out there. You could teach other landlords lessons in how to be a good person and be reasonable, not greedy. Unless you’re one of the top 10%, times are tough right now for everyone. We need to look out for each other.
      It’s an honor to know that someone like you is out there. Bless you. Stay safe and healthy.
      😊😷

    • Reuben Herrera | August 3, 2020 at 11:35 AM | Reply

      @Toni Shafaf I just cannot evict. There is enough positive income on those two units to lower it.

    • @Reuben Herrera Face it. You’re a good human being.
      Please do your best to pass some of that goodness around to others. 😊😷❤

    • Reuben Herrera | August 3, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      @Toni Shafaf THX

  14. Football Nerd | August 2, 2020 at 3:44 PM | Reply

    As the US GDP shrunk by 33% in the second quarter, Trump played golf at HIS resorts on numerous occasions.

    Of course these golf trips are funded by taxpayer money. But the fact they’re at his resorts, means it’s all going straight into his own pockets!!

    Think about that the next time you miss your rent payment.

  15. The wealthy are drooling to buy up peoples homes at half the money. I call that Trump world.

  16. Ah, Trump says “Try something new!” like being a “tracer” who spies on and stalks your fellow Americans.

    • mike boultinghouse | August 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      We Deplorables are locked and loaded ready for war when you traitors rig the election. the only reason our martyrs arent using their truck bombs right now is because you haven’t overthrown the government..YET

    • Trailin' Annie | August 2, 2020 at 6:02 PM | Reply

      bella roja FYI: 8 of the 10 richest billionaires in America are DEMOCRAT!!! Your issue is with Congress which makes tax laws, NOT TRUMP!! But, by all means, keep up the hate!!!

    • mike boultinghouse | August 2, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      @Trailin’ Annie Annie? how much ammo do you have, and when is the last time you fired your gun at the range, and do you have a helmet? these are the questions you should answer now

    • Trailin' Annie | August 2, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      mike boultinghouse Been ready!! Revolution seems to be the only way to take back our country!!!

    • Leonie Romanes | August 2, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @mike boultinghouse when the majority of voters kick bunker boy out. We will arrest any terrorist who attacks the American people. There is a large and extensive prison system, already waiting for losers like you.

  17. Philosopher of Nonsense | August 2, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

    “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members”
    –Mahatma Ghandi

  18. Brandon Christopher | August 2, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

    This should be the only message on these shows for 24 hours straight. Almost everything is tied to the wealth gap and wages

  19. The yuuuugest most tremendous bigliest Depression, the likes of which nobody has ever seen. Courtesy of the Deplorable Impotus 45.

  20. The poor pay for everything twice.

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