Why America’s Mayors Are Critical During Coronavirus | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Pete Buttigieg join Morning Joe to discuss the importance of mayors in the fight against the coronavirus and why testing is the way out of a closed economy. Aired on 4/16/2020.
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69 Comments on "Why America’s Mayors Are Critical During Coronavirus | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Barbara Bergstrom | April 16, 2020 at 1:09 PM | Reply

    Americans need the truth , and the facts. Governors are the ones I trust.

    • @Kshir Sagar I loved it, and understand your sarcasm clearly, lol.

    • @Tim McViking Snopes is a very unreliable source these days, for they lie. Trump did not dismantle that office, and in fact increased funds to it after Obama cut funds, speaking of Obama, he was the one that emptied the stockpile during the H1N1, and never restocked. If you are going to make statements here, you should at least get your comments fact related instead of CNN,MSNBC narrative talking points. Unless your that uninformed.

    • Do u trust the media tho

    • YouTube Moderator | April 16, 2020 at 6:17 PM | Reply

      Cool! Mike Pence was a governor and I trust him too!

    • you cant trust those Trumpa Lump aas kissers either.

  2. Kim Van Metre | April 16, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

    “People grew sick of the social distancing measures as they dragged on into the summer of 1918. When the great war finally ended in late November, people took to the streets to celebrate their good fortune. In the coming weeks, the second wave of the pandemic killed more people than the war. It’s not a game…”

  3. David Jimenez | April 16, 2020 at 1:13 PM | Reply

    Here come the Republican death panels!

  4. seattlegrrlie | April 16, 2020 at 1:32 PM | Reply

    The reason we have the “United States” and a federal government is to work together. Otherwise, we might as well be individual states

    • Crystal Giddens | April 16, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply


    • tell trump that

    • Please Don't Drink Bleach | April 17, 2020 at 12:23 AM | Reply

      Yep. This is it. Time to sift through state and local governments and see who is sold out or not.

    • @A K dumb azz CA contributes more than it takes.

    • You would respect the fact that some States with this Covid19 are worse off than others. So Yes, I understand we must be united, but we also must treat this matter sensitively and allow the Governors and the Mayors of States to work it out for that State. Gov. Cuomo is prime example of one who knew he had to protect that area of our Country aggressively. He stands up to whoever he has to because he is accountable, unlike trump who never has taken responsibility for his actions.

  5. It’s called Testing, Testing, Testing. But mr Tangerine man doesn’t want to know how many Americans have this virus or how many Americans have die at home. Because of the numbers may look bad. Now he wants to open up America when yesterday we had the highest death count since this virus come to America. SHAME on him and the Republicans who only care about money and not the American people. Please vote all of them out of office. If we are still alive. If trump wants to open up America have him go to hospitals unprotected.

    • I really can’t believe how silent Republicans are on Trump saying he had “total authority.” That’s the exact opposite of freedom.

    • Jeffrey Witty | April 16, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      China, china, china, they must reap what they have sowed. Turn their lands into GLASS! Better all of humanity is snuffed out challenging them rather than them gaining anything, if we cant win let them rule ashes

    • valerie foster | April 16, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      E W I love that name you gave him that will be a good title for a song

    • @Jeffrey Witty i understand what u r saying but most people in China r poor. It’s not their people who run or have a say in their government. Not like Americans who should have a say in r government. The Republicans r trying to shut down the USPS. So we can’t vote by mail. Before u people on the right start saying voter fraud. Most people who have voted by mail in the last 10 years or so have been Republicans. Only now that more Democrats r voting by mail r they calling voter fraud. Look it up mr Tangerine man .

    • Stop focusing on party politics look at the bigger picture. Yall been devided and conquered. This thing is an attack to reshape society, id2020 agenda 21 learn something new folks

  6. Trump 4 Prison 2020 | April 16, 2020 at 1:42 PM | Reply

    Fox News will soon join the 300 Million Americans on the Unemployment line 😷😢🇺🇸

    • @big jabaz Agree ! 100 % If they can shut down Alex Jones they can shut down Faux “News ” ! OR.. they should get a hefty fine EVERY time they say something blatantly, demonstrably FALSE .. Especially when it puts health, safety .. even lives at risk.. !

    • @Zach Addington Fox anchors salaries are in the millions

    • @sharon olsen jones wasn’t shut down he’s still on the air but tamed quite a bit but he’s still twisting the facts to fit the tiny little brain of his viewers

    • @Dave Schultz Its so funny how these low IQ liberal see the world they really believe Joe dementia Biden is a upgrade.

    • @big jabaz Ohhh… that is so unfortunate ! I thought he was shut down… * sigh * : [

  7. “The federal government isn’t a shipping clerk.”
    “The federal government doesn’t stand on corners doing testing.”
    “Our federal stockpile isn’t for the states to use.”
    So, what exactly is t’rump’s role here other than to ignore the risks and complain about not being thanked enough? 🤔🤣🤣

  8. General… Thank you! That simple opening statement clarifies America’s hope for a future…

  9. i live in cheyenne wyoming how can I support my mayor when he does not support the 63,000 people here? he has pulled a donald trump on the people most of the virus cases and all the deaths are here he has stranded the poor, disabled and elderly from getting food, meds and essential supplies how can i support a person with such a trumpian mind? and just like trump our governor cares more about the economy than the health and safety of the people but then again 99% of the people here gather in walmarts w/o masks to gossip these right wing trumpian republicans are of a class of stupid never seen before

    • @Mark Greenhowe it’s a trumpian republican thing egged on by right wing media but let them do it as long as they harm no one but themselves the world would be a better place without so many stupid people in it

    • Actual facts and more info online at Gate way pundit, shocking revelations

    • @Mark Greenhowe – I live in Michigan, which is super leftist, and as you know there’s a ton of protestors at the capitol this week.

    • @mo if you like the far right wing crap go for it but you should know you are being lied to The Gateway Pundit is an American “” far-right[3][4] news and (opinion) website “”. It was founded prior to the 2004 United States presidential election,[5] according to its founder, Jim Hoft, to “speak the truth” and to “expose the wickedness of the left.”[6] In 2016, it provided favorable coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, after Trump’s election, was granted press credentials by the White House.[7] The website is known for publishing falsehoods and spreading hoaxes.[8]

      The Gateway Pundit expanded from a one-person enterprise into a multi-employee operation that is supported primarily by advertising revenue.[9][10] During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the site received https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gateway_Pundit

    • Graham Campbell | April 17, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

      Kdee13 I suppose you managed to join the dots to realise the Democratic states which were first to be infected are all points of entry to the USA. These states are all seaboard states with large populations and large airports. That’s why these states have large infection rates. Now, pay attention, sit back and track the spread of this virus! This virus will visit you and all the other knuckle heads in your red state in the very near future, especially if you have elected a knucklehead mayor or governor who thinks it’s all a Democratic joke or conspiracy. The sad kick in the head for you is your Republican masters have been busy defunding health care in your state for years, many rural hospitals are woefully unprepared. The reckoning will be upon you soon enough.

  10. We the American people cannot count on our president. Look where the Republicans have gotten us

    • @Ulf Narverud America first? Laugh out loud

    • @lucky C bro On track to having as many dead from covid-19 as the rest of the world combined. Making America great again! lol

    • trung nguyen hoang | April 18, 2020 at 12:37 AM | Reply

      @T. R. Campbell politely, what you listed ranged from not true (manufacturing, energy) to very lackluster half truth(prison reform). Energy uptrend is up to renewable sector which he has nothing to do with. Disregarding the external cost for pay to play mining and Trump is plainly not smart and empathetic enough to listen to many people to do prison reform.

    • T. R. Campbell | April 18, 2020 at 9:02 AM | Reply

      trung nguyen hoang Everything was true. Look at the trade publications, and the statistics, Prior to the Virus employment was at an all time high across all classes but most importantly Hispanic and black employment was never better. Black UNemployment was at an al time low. More importantly, lower end workers were receiving larger percentage wage increases than upper class workers.as reported in the WSJ. Employers were desperate for qualified employees. The construction companies in S. Dakota were actively seeking ex convicts. The trucking industry was looking for 6000 new drivers.
      Prison reform and Family leave are all well documented.
      While Renewable still receives subsidies, (remember, Warren Buffed said wind and solar would not be feasible without subsidies) oil (fracking) and natural gas are surging. Coal is slightly falling but should recover. Sadly, some still believe in wind and solar even though their failure to produce promised energy is well documented. All Fossil energy is needed to provide energy when solar and wind fail.

    • T. R. Campbell | April 18, 2020 at 9:08 AM | Reply

      lucky C bro Well, as a Democrat we must recognize that Trump dusted off our JFK tax cuts which supercharged the economy then and now. We can thank the Chinese Communists for the Virus and the world wide economic collapse. . However, because of actions by the Repubs and Democratics, those dying of virus are far below projections.
      I saw a recent Joe Biden campaign Ad entitled “what would you do“ and as it turned out he would have done everything that Trump did with the exception of closing off travel between China in the USA. When Trump did that he was called a racist and xenophobic by both Joe and Bernie but it is highly recognized now that stopping travel between China and the USA greatly reduced the threat of war Americans becoming sick.

  11. You will never get help from this fing administration!!

    • I don’t understand your statement, all he’s been doing is helping these states with their shortcomings. You need to get off the CNN Crack Pipe every once in awhile and see the light.

  12. cyrille de la Barre | April 16, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    more than half million cases, almost 34 thousand Death, 22 millions job less in a month…..what for a leadership !

    • USA USA nr1 highest Numbers best numbers

    • Could have been much worse if not for Trump, despite the criticism that he took from Pelosi, Schumer the media for taking quick action at the start! Pelosi is more interested in making decisions about chocolate and ice cream when it comes to serious issues facing the nation!

    • @TWS Van typical DEMS! Trump 2020!

  13. I see lots of mayors and governors with an amazing future in politics and many others that need to be flogged.

  14. “Industrial farms are super-incubators for viruses.” – Bob Martin, former executive director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Animal Farm Production

  15. Alison Jansink | April 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    Leadership, we have none at the Federal level, rather the exact opposite. Thank you Governors for standing up to Trump’s incompetence.

    • Please move to California with all the other idiots. Incompetent: not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully.

      The President is a very successful and intelligent individual. You just dislike his personality. THATS PURE HATE.

    • Leftists: Trump thinks he’s a dictator! Stop telling the states what to do!

      Also leftists: Trump is leaving everything up to the states! He needs to take charge!

      Incompetence you say?


    • @MICHGO1 – I watch whatever I want because this is America, numbskull!

  16. Raymond Payette | April 16, 2020 at 4:12 PM | Reply

    Being a commander must accept responsibility.

  17. Michael Talbot | April 16, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    Let’s hear it for the general I was always told that the NCOs are the backbone of any miliary outfit

  18. Nico van Gelder | April 16, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    Shrek: “Some of you may die, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take”. And this was only a fantasy, movie figure…………

  19. Shango Sankofa | April 16, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

    It’s times like this that make me extremely grateful to have been raised by good old fashioned country folks. They grew their own food and going to shop in town was maybe once or twice per month. #GetBackToMyRoots

  20. This virus has revealed how pathetic our society is.

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