Why Trump Is ‘Losing To Mother Nature’ On Coronavirus | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Why Trump Is 'Losing To Mother Nature' On Coronavirus | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


Pulitzer Prize-winning The New York Times columnist Tom Friedman joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss the coronavirus and federal response. “This is really the first time that mother nature has had the whole wide world in her hands,” Friedman says, arguing that Trump's focus on money – and his shortcomings regarding adaptation and humility – have hobbled his virus response. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 5/26/2020.
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Why Trump Is 'Losing To Mother Nature' On Coronavirus | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

79 Comments on "Why Trump Is ‘Losing To Mother Nature’ On Coronavirus | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. No matter what people say. Trump destroys everything he touches….proof is in his history.

    • @tomasito292 The hitler style propaganda machine has transformed your brain !! That reminds me the democrats joined the teams of slavery that killed and caused over 200 mil bl ack lives as many went down in ships still in chains. They have one big one up on Hitler as his slaughter was only 6 mil

    • Captain Where shall we start,Comey? Fired.Mueller? Humiliated.Russia hoax? Just that.Clinton? Defeated and humiliated.Impeachment? I’m sure you watched the outcome.How many Supreme Court appointments? I’m sure you can count.Schiff? Lost like a fart in the wind.Pelosi? Lmao.Waters? Who cares.Avenatti? Fkd for life.Stormy? Fkd all the way around.Biden? Going nowhere fast.Yes sir,the democrats have everyone fooled.

    • Dr ZenHammer | May 27, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      Whatever happened in Haiti?

    • How come Trump is a success an D MP is a failure?

    • @Robert Jordan yeah.100.000.dead&15.per.cent.jobless.

  2. Jonathan Quinones | May 27, 2020 at 12:29 PM | Reply

    I’ll go shopping in 2021

    • Long Range Rifle | May 27, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      @Jonathan Quinones Why?

    • Jonathan Quinones | May 27, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      @Long Range Rifle not that much of a big shopper in stores

    • Long Range Rifle | May 27, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      @Jonathan Quinones I don’t shop on-line much. Probably bought 3 or 4 things over the internet in my life. I like seeing what I’m buying and being able to take it back immediately if necessary.

    • Jonathan Quinones | May 27, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @Long Range Rifle when I walk in to a store I know what I’m looking for but they don’t have it so I shop online

    • Long Range Rifle | May 27, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      @Jonathan Quinones What could you possibly be looking for that you can’t find in a store?

  3. Carlos Velasco | May 27, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    History: don’t mess with Mother Nature
    trump: my fantasy is the truth
    Mother Nature: NOPE
    Science: ditto

  4. The Earth is a living being. Mankind is the parasite.

    • so true.

    • @Hungry Knight Maybe that would be to take it too literally. The effect we have is like a plague or virus. We need to realise that before we can change. I don’t think anyone would be advocating wiping out the human race as you would a plague or treating people like parasites. But still the truth is especially in first world countries that’s how most civilizations are. I agree we are all living beings and I hope most are kind, moral and wanting a better world for all living beings but we must acknowledge our failings before we can fix them. Truth is hard to hear sometimes. It doesn’t mean we cant have hope. Just my thought, it may not be for everyone.

    • Long Range Rifle | May 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      DR Factor; illegal aliens and democRats are parasites.

    • @meghnac78 it’s true, for environment protection there should be done much more – but he can’t do everything at once. The White House was infiltrated by persons (from the enemy side) who were hindering his work (it should be cleansed by now), see also the cause Dr. Fauci.. Who knows the truth about the Deep State? Let’s assume that they created the virus in collaboration with China (and it was used also against the president – everybody blames him for everything.. for that alone he should find out the truth). It’s obviously that the democrats do everything possible to avoid that he wins the elections.. So far my point of view concerning your questions.. people just should think about it. (Hope my English is good enough to understand..)

    • @Johanna R. No. I said that regulations protecting the environment has already been rolled back. I wasn’t saying that Trump has to do something to protect the environment. Here are some of the regulations which were rolled back during the Trump administration. His de-regulations doesn’t protect and already fragile environment. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/#close
      The Trump administration also granted import of wildlife hunting trophies to the United States. Before that, the Endangered Species Act had made it unlawful to import trophies so that those species could be protected in their natural habitat. Trump’s own sons have hunted endangered species with zero ramifications https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/trump-administration-grants-first-trophy-import-permit-tanzanian-lion-2019-09-12/
      Calling the Democrats the enemy who infiltrated the White House is straight out of a dictator playbook. Disagreeing with the President is not a crime. If you think they are the enemy, it’s a step away from becoming Idi Amin, Duterte, Kim Jong Un.
      If this virus was created in a lab to be used against the President, why was it spread worldwide? In countries where there are no Democrat or Republican parties? In countries which has zero effect on the US presidential elections? In countries where the population could care less who was POTUS? Over 300, 000 people have died worldwide. Trump or anyone for that matter does NOT preside over the whole world. So, no I don’t think it was created just to blame the President. And if he has time to tweet and retweet about several different things at once, he can definitely do other things together at the same time as well. He is the President for crying out loud.

  5. Robert Jordan | May 27, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    “The right for me to punch you in the face ends, where your nose begins.” Can’t remember who said that. But my Civics teacher 20 years ago used to say it all the time.

  6. nand nicarrabla | May 27, 2020 at 12:38 PM | Reply

    When you try to spread herd immunity, do it without involving members of your family. Some of them would likely not be able to make it.

  7. Unstable Genius | May 27, 2020 at 12:42 PM | Reply

    COVID-19 loves people who believe in personal freedom.

    • Dr ZenHammer | May 27, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      ​@Teresa S Okay. pretty sure just staying home for lengthy amounts of time lowers the immune system but whatever.

    • Katy Stewart | May 27, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      You can believe in personal freedom and also protect others. The Lock down was to protect others not to protect yourself. Social distancing is to protect others. Watching the USA has been a revelation as the constant lack of concern for the vulnerable in your society. The virus is not political nor nationalistic. No bias other than the basic bias in your society between rich and poor.

    • Katy Stewart | May 27, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      @Dr ZenHammer Oh rubbish. Quarantine is to protect others from sickness. Restricting the movement of healthy people means that less people become sick.

    • @Katy Stewart You quarantine the sick and protect the vulnerable population. This lock down was and new idea and the first time it was ever tried – all it achieved was to destroy a thriving economy and a bunch of businesses.

    • Katy Stewart | May 27, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @t1tacal Why are you so nasty. This is about working together , looking after each other, love thy neighbour in the Christian sense. Why do Americans seem to hate each other so much. This crises should bring you all together instead it seems to be you are all tearing apart. Perhaps you should define what you mean by freedom. If it means putting others at risk, the old, the sick, your vulnerable communities perhaps you all need to redefine freedom. Personally as a Nurse my life has been to protect others. It saddens me to see this amount of rank stupidity in the name of “My rights” and my freedoms rather than “my responsibilities”. Ask not what my country can do for me, but what I can do for my country.J F K Balancing rights and responsibilities is part of being an adult.

  8. The United States is fighting two viruses: Covid -19 and the Trump Virus.

    • Long Range Rifle | May 27, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      Jot Singh; We are fighting virus & cancer.
      The virus; from Commie China known as Wuhan Flu and Covid19.
      Cancer; communist democRats are a disease like cancer. It could be fatal to our great country.

    • Magnetron33 | May 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      @D Ben Last name Dover?

    • Abram Carroll | May 27, 2020 at 10:03 PM | Reply

      @#j G Trump has committed more crimes than any other person in US history.
      Capone was an alter boy, next to Trump.

    • Brenda Richards-Kernes | May 27, 2020 at 10:08 PM | Reply

      Mistake. Apologies

    • @Abram Carroll hahaha. Name one this is going to be easy debunking your donkey @ss. Tell me what crime he has done since in office ! And if you have all night i can tell you crimes from the lib tards !!

  9. Patrick Kingfisher Kennedy | May 27, 2020 at 12:46 PM | Reply

    America has NEVER had a president FAIL so terribly in a crisis and so DERELICT in his duty.

    • Matthew Huszarik | May 27, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      Johanna R. It is you believing fake news. Anything that comes out of Trump’s mouth if more likely to be a lie than any other source. Even compared to Fox propaganda.

    • @Everything Shih-Tzu so it is! Most people here are manipulated from the democrats and their fake news – it’s sad to see so much hate and disinformation..

    • Matthew Huszarik | May 27, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      Tazmagor Trump daily briefing didn’t kept anyone informed. In fact more often than not he put out information contrary to what the experts were telling him. Many times it was even dangerous advice.

    • @Greg Murray your president cares much more about his people than the previous ones all together..

    • @Everything Shih-Tzu yes and worldwide..

  10. Chris Iapetus | May 27, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

    Non-partisan Logic!!! It’s so beautiful.

  11. First round: Corona Virus. Coming Soon: Hurricane season

    • Denver Hays | May 27, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      @Elizabeth notthe queen thank you. Thank you. All rights reserved. Trade mark JDH.

    • Following hurricanes and the season is a hobby of mine. I totally nerd out on it. Anyway, so right you are! And this year mother nature has a real doozy lined up for us. I expecting 3 to 4 major hurricanes to hit us this year, thanks to super climate-change heated water and the La Nina setting up in the Pacific, among several other factors. In fact, it hasn’t looked this bad since 2005 which brought us 15 hurricanes (7 major including Katrina) and killed 3,912 people and cost us approximately $172 billion in damage. Now imagine that this year with the COVID issue… One way or the other, humans WILL stop burning fossil fuels regardless of politics because, otherwise, there won’t be any humans left alive.

    • @Abram Carroll I hope that one hits Mar a Lago and someone tosses Trump roll of paper towels as he surveys the wreckage saying “Clean it up”.

    • Byron Young | May 27, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      Let’s HOPE for the GREATEST DISASTERS and Loss of Life to Stick it to Donald DUMP!!!!!!

    • Byron Young | May 27, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      @Sally Stearns Let’s HOPE for the GREATEST DISASTERS and Loss of Life to Stick it to Donald DUMP!!!!!!

  12. Tom’s discussion is always so insightful and good to listen to. Thank you, Ari and Tom, for the interview. Peace & Abundant Blessings to y’all.

  13. They are not making $20 an hour… however, everything else this guy said is accurate.

  14. Michael Bennink | May 27, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

    You dont make 15/20 dollar a hour stocking a shelf… how out of touch is this fool?!

    • Michael Bennink | May 27, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

      I know. Im Dutch and here in Europe we (retail workers) have fairly reasonable wages, and I make 11 euro a hour. I need rent and health insurance subsidies provided by the government to be able to pay rent and have healthcare. Luckily, I live in a society, that values low wages workers and provides them with a system that makes sure they have decent, affordable housing and universal healthcare. I follow US bases news sources (because your current political and economic landscape is very interesting to me and has far reaching consequences for people like me living in Europe) and your peoples predicament is devastating to a liberal, central/left leaning, open minded individual like myself!

    • Col. Indiana Longnuts | May 27, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      Here in Jersey the supermarkets start you at 14 an hour.

    • Julie Giroux | May 27, 2020 at 6:35 PM | Reply

      In Massachusetts these places start you around $13 and maybe more if you have a moderate amt of experience.

    • Caliban Crinkle | May 27, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      You label this very intelligent man “a fool” because he made an wrong estimate on something he admitted he really has no knowledge and on something that had no bearing on his very real and sincere argument. I think you mistook the fool for the one in your mirror.

    • Ginger Nightmare | May 27, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      A restaurant manager at Waffle House makes $15 an hour, line cook $7.50, waitress/cashier $2.75.

  15. ” . . . believe in common sense”? It’s been proven, all sense ‘ain’t common. Let’s pray.

  16. Timothy Bryant | May 27, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

    Shelf stockers don’t make 15-20 dollars per hour. They make minimum wage. Checkers make more. Btw

  17. Yes! I agree that humans must adapt to nature. We are not rulers over nature.

    • Byron Young | May 27, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      Let’s HOPE for the GREATEST DISASTERS and Loss of Life to Stick it to Donald DUMP!!!!!!

    • were not the rulers of nature, but we’re single handedly responsible for heating up the planet!!!?!? or so gretta says.

  18. urban rewilding | May 27, 2020 at 2:18 PM | Reply

    Good time to start biking, gardening, simplifying our lifestyles.

    • nebojsa borkovich | May 27, 2020 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      Who has a yard or a house to star gardening??And then HOA comes and says “Not up to code,we have a complaint” hehe.What country do you think you live in?

    • awakeningspirit20 | May 27, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      Amen! I love the simplicity now, much less stress. I sort of needed this lockdown to relax a little

    • Long Range Rifle | May 27, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      Time for life to go back to what was normal.

    • Juan Hernandez | May 27, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      urban rewilding as long as you follow CDC guide lines and wear a mask and keep your distance you should be ok.

    • nebojsa borkovich | May 27, 2020 at 10:26 PM | Reply

      @Juan Hernandez There is “urban rewilding” all over America Juan.Everywhere you look.Especially people.Like wild animals.

  19. Great Spirit | May 27, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

    They aren’t making $20.00 an hour! They are making $7.25/hr.

  20. lionharehart | May 27, 2020 at 3:11 PM | Reply

    Respect?? Americans are notorious for being the least respectful society in the world. They have the worst reputation the world over.

    • Jim Battersbee | May 27, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      They are a failed society built on greed, racism, and hypocrisy. The USA is one of the worlds great shitholes.

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