MSNBC's Chris Hayes Defines Trump’s COVID-19 Failings With Damning 4-Word Epithet

Written by on December 17, 2020

Chris Hayes on Wednesday summed up President Donald Trump’s catastrophic stewardship of the coronavirus pandemic with a 4-word epithet:

“We wish them contaminated.”

They’re the identical phrases utilized by former Well being and Human Companies science adviser Paul Alexander, a Trump appointee, in emails advocating for the Trump administration to pursue a herd immunity technique amid the general public well being disaster, Politico reported earlier within the day.

“Infants, youngsters, teenagers, younger folks, younger adults, center aged with no circumstances and so on. have zero to little danger….so we use them to develop herd…we would like them contaminated…” Alexander wrote, per the information outlet.

Hayes stated the emails have been “the smoking gun proof” that confirmed “the very folks on the heart” of tackling the virus needed COVID-19 to unfold.

“The factor to grasp about that’s it isn’t an accident and it isn’t bungling,” Hayes defined. “Donald Trump, his administration as backed by Republicans in his get together, in Congress, explicitly pursued a method that may result in extra People getting sick and extra People dying, they usually did this regardless of the very fact they saved denying they have been pursuing the so-called herd immunity method. It was all the time clear they have been.”

CNN’s Chris Cuomo was equally outraged on the content material of the emails.

“If that’s what they needed, is that the rationale behind what they did?” requested Cuomo. “Ignoring the truth of the pandemic, telling you it wasn’t actual, mocking masks, telling folks to come back collectively, holding the rallies?”

“It’s the stuff of a horror movie. Did Trump and co. actually sabotage security as a result of they needed folks sick?” the anchor continued. “It’s not me saying it. It’s one among theirs. Boy, it certain does clarify the response that Trump had.”

Watch Hayes’ monologue above and Cuomo’s feedback beneath:

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