‘We Want To Show Strength’: Trump Responds To Report That He Downplayed Coronavirus Threat | MSNBC

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President Trump spoke to reporters after a recording of him saying he wanted to play down the threat of coronavirus was released, claiming he did not want to cause panic. "We want to show strength," the president added while calling himself a "cheerleader" for the country. Aired on 09/09/2020.
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'We Want To Show Strength': Trump Responds To Report That He Downplayed Coronavirus Threat | MSNBC

90 Comments on "‘We Want To Show Strength’: Trump Responds To Report That He Downplayed Coronavirus Threat | MSNBC"

  1. Keith Etherington | September 9, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply

    Showing strength is owning up to your mistakes.

  2. Disgusting man!

    • Frogy ! y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 9, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      💟💝

    • Angel ! 22 y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 9, 2020 at 6:32 PM | Reply

      ❣❣💋💕

    • Carvella Khan – Good presidents don’t unnecessarily panic their citizens. The only reason the MSM chose to report this (nothingburger) story today is because today Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and they couldn’t let that stand without a smear.

    • microcontroller555 | September 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      Inhuman Trump worrys only for his Stocks and reelection . 200K deaths and more to come.

    • microcontroller555 – Intelligent informed people focus their anger at China. Morons make comments like yours.

  3. Almost 200k deaths sounds to be like a muted panic

    • @Drake Fire what question? It’s a national crisis and Trump is president? Trump downplaying the virus to avert panic was what any leader would do. Even New Zealand’s Adern downplayed it at the beginning. But what you need to look at is not what he said but what he did. He implemented every piece of advice and every strategy that Fauci and his advisors suggested. He gave the governors everything they wanted. He put a travel ban on China when the media and Pelosi were screaming rrrrrracist as per usual. Trump did what Trump had to do. Don’t fall for the election propaganda, dude.

    • @SainterSan There is a difference between downplaying a problem, and lying about it.

      Trump called it an outright hoax. That it would vanish overnight. Regularly spreads misinformation. Ignores experts. Forced states out of lockdown too early. While putting nessicary goods and services up to the highest bidder. He even attacks people wearing masks on a regular bases, while refusing to wear one himself.

      It’s strange. You tell me to look at Trump’s accomplishments, then spew lies.

      https://www.vox.com/2020/6/8/21242003/trump-failed-coronavirus-response

      Do I need to go on?

      PS: Most of our cases? They came Europe. Trump also prevented Chinese citizens from traveling. Surprise! US citizens? Just as likely to catch it.

    • @Drake Fire he didn’t call it a hoax nor did he lie about it, he downplayed it. Don’t waste my time son, I’ve been following it closely from the beginning, and I’m not even a Trump supporter or American but I know more about it than you. Being averse to wearing a mask is not LYING, calling the BS from the Democrats a hoax is not LYING… Not much can be done for you, you have a severe case of TDS. Now run along and play something else

    • @SainterSan Poor thing. Offended by what actually happened, I see.

      You really play your hand when you start sheirking about TDS, by the way. Of course, it wasn’t like you were subtle in the first place.

    • @SainterSan No.

  4. Traitor

  5. Q: Whats the difference between a trump/republican and Flying pigs
    A: The letter ‘F’

    • microcontroller555 | September 9, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      Inhuman Trump worry for his Stocks and reelection . 200K deaths and more to come.

    • microcontroller555 – TDS is treatable

    • @Matt Foley TDS is FAKE like your dear leader…..BUT APS is real AND YOU SHOW SYMPTOMS……..APS:
      Authoritarian Personality Syndrome =TRUMP SUPPORTERS………well documented Authoritarianism refers to the advocacy or enforcement of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom, and is commonly associated with a lack of concern for the opinions or needs of others. Authoritarian personality syndrome—a well-studied and globally-prevalent condition—is a state of mind that is characterized by belief in total and complete obedience to one’s authority. Those with the syndrome often display aggression toward out group members, submissiveness to authority, resistance to new experiences, and a rigid hierarchical view of society. The syndrome is often triggered by fear, making it easy for leaders who exaggerate threat or fear monger to gain their allegiance….in other words………FASCISM

    • sofakings2pid – I don’t humor the TDS-afflicted… it’s cruel.

    • @Matt Foley there is no such thing as TDS….so you should seek real help….you are in need

  6. Tyrone John Michael Rautahi | September 9, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

    Trump you are definitely a cheerleader for Russia.

  7. It’s really sad that some people are so scared of everything that they actually prefer to be lied to. I pity them – they clearly need psychiatric help.

    • Progressive Humanist | September 9, 2020 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      The will to believe (per William James) is, for most, preferable to the will to find out (or wish to find out, per Bertrand Russell).

      For my part, I’ve always preferred to know the truth in all things, even harsh/cold truths that are hurtful, sometimes deeply so (such as when my mother died of ovarian cancer young she was truly gone forever, a girlfriend was cheating on me, a friend stole money from me, etc.). Ultimately I find reality more empowering however; what you don’t know can definitely hurt you, especially in circumstances you can take steps to ameliorate the harm.

    • It is easy to fool someone that believes in an invisible sky daddy.

    • NANCY ! 24 y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 9, 2020 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      🧡🍑😍❣

    • Delly ! y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 9, 2020 at 5:56 PM | Reply

      💚💗💛

    • microcontroller555 | September 9, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      Inhuman Trump worry for his Stocks and reelection . 200K deaths and more to come.

  8. Keith Etherington | September 9, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

    They drove up the prices on everything anyway.

  9. america’s biggest mistake 45

    • ChimpCube chimpcube | September 9, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      @Michael Marceau when liberals race bait, it just shows, (although most people already knew) how racist you really are 🙂 keep trying to divide, its not working 🙂 #MAGA

    • Chimp cube is probably a Russian troll or bot fulfilling their mission to sow discord amongst Americans, together we stand, vote blue💙Blessings, Love is the answer

    • Michael Marceau | September 9, 2020 at 5:58 PM | Reply

      @ChimpCube chimpcube it’s gotta be race. Do you resent Obama because of the healthcare plan? The stimulus plan? Were you a fan of Osama Bin Laden? Veterans choice? Banking reforms? What on earth could it be? Hmmmm.

    • @ChimpCube chimpcube Did you say race baiting? Well” that’s what trump does all the time…

      Donald Trump is a Race Baiting Xenophobic Religious Bigot…
      Lindsey Graham;) Yes, one of your own knows exactly what trump is…😎

    • microcontroller555 | September 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      Inhuman Trump worrys only for his Stocks and reelection . 200K deaths and more to come.

  10. people don’t want to see “strength”…..people want to stay alive, ffs.

  11. Sad part is Trump couldn’t be Trump without the CORRUPT GOP.

  12. GOP and Trump have failed this nation. Vote BLUE, Early. We do not want 4 more years of this corruption.
    He knew the virus was lethal in Feb. And he wants to send children (except his) to school.

  13. He’s panicking. Hence the over use of the word.

  14. Michael Richmond | September 9, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

    His lies killed more than 911 and yet people still support him, brainwashed anti-american cultists.

    • Here are some scary numbers when you consider the death total after just 7 months.
      😷 __*U.S. DEATHS DUE TO TRAGEDY per President since 1900*___________________
      45• Trump · COVID-19: 193,119 (as of Sept 9) … projection est. 300,000 (by Dec 1) + Afghanistan Conflict: ???
      44• Obama · Iraq War withdrawal: 124 + H1N1/Swine Flu: 12,469 + Ebola: 2 + Afghanistan Conflict: 1,749
      43• W. Bush · 9/11: 2,977 + Hurricane Katrina: 1,200 + Iraq War: 4,497 + Afghanistan Conflict: 947
      42• Clinton · WTC bombing: 6 + Waco, TX: 75 + Battle in Somalia: 18
      41• Bush Sr. · Gulf War: 383
      37• Nixon · ‘Nam: 21,194
      36• Johnson · ‘Nam: 48,399
      33• Truman · Korean War: 54,246
      32• FDR · WWII: 419,400
      28• Wilson · WWI: 116,516 + the 1918 Spanish Flu: 675,000

  15. Republicans senators in February was dumping stock that would be effected by the virus THE WHOLE PARTY IS CORRUPT

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    • Don’t forget about Feinstein from California

    • microcontroller555 | September 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      Inhuman Trump worrys only for his Stocks and reelection . 200K deaths and more to come.

    • Gary totally agree with you..the whole Republicans senator are disgusting and most of them are corrupted…well what I should say is those voter who vote him into the wh are mostly uneducated and good luck to all of them..
      So don’t complain..God bless America and the good citizens Amen!!!

  16. t’rump: “I don’t want people to be frightened.”
    Also t’rump: “Mobs are going to destroy your homes and you’ll be living in a lawless society if Biden wins!!”

    🤔😅😂🤣

  17. This so-called President really doesn’t have a conscience

  18. Isn’t that nice. He didn’t want us to worry, instead we get to die.

    • Well…..yeah.
      You can’t worry (anymore) once dead.

    • Trump was referring to the markets, where his friends take a big slice of the whole pie before the scraps are all that is left. Trump causes panic and fear every time he holds a beer hall rally.

  19. tRump: “We have to show leadership.”
    American: We’re waiting…

  20. “I didn’t want to cause panic”….. on the stock market.

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