Chris Hayes on Wednesday summed up President Donald Trump’s catastrophic stewardship of the coronavirus pandemic with a 4-word epithet:
“We would like them contaminated.”
They’re the identical phrases utilized by former Well being and Human Providers 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 situations and so forth. have zero to little threat….so we use them to develop herd…we would like them contaminated…” Alexander wrote, per the information outlet.
Hayes mentioned 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’s not an accident and it’s not bungling,” Hayes defined. “Donald Trump, his administration as backed by Republicans in his celebration, in Congress, explicitly pursued a method that may result in extra Individuals getting sick and extra Individuals dying, they usually did this regardless of the actual fact they stored denying they have been pursuing the so-called herd immunity method. It was at all times 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 explanation behind what they did?” requested Cuomo. “Ignoring the fact of the pandemic, telling you it wasn’t actual, mocking masks, telling folks to return 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 in every of theirs. Boy, it certain does clarify the response that Trump had.”
Watch Hayes’ monologue above and Cuomo’s feedback beneath:
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