MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: Coronavirus Has a 'Silver Lining,' it Will Hurt Trump
Host accuses President of 'lying' and 'ignoring' scientists
Leftist MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace suggested the devastation that the deadly coronavirus has caused has a "silver lining" because it will damage President Donald Trump.
Wallace said that Trump's "first three years catch up with him" during a panel discussion, causing him of lying and contradicting scientists.
"There is something both tragic, and pathetic, and ironic about the fact that it took a, you know, color-blind, gender-blind, you know, state-line-blind virus to sort of have all of the president’s sins from his first three years catch up with him," Wallace said.
"You can’t stand there and lie. You can’t contradict your scientists because they’re the ones that stand at 66 and 68 percent public trust, not you."
"He’s down at 38 percent. Pence is lower than him."
"I mean, he needs those people whether he likes what they say or not and I wonder what you think about whether or not there’s some silver lining there, that some of the things that, that we’ve been talking about for three years may be finally catching up with him?"
Former Ebola czar under Obama, Ron Klain, saying a leader would "tell the American people the truth."
He then went on to tout Obama's supposed honesty of "bad news" that was ahead during the Ebola outbreak.
"When President Trump stands up yesterday and says 'There will not be a second wave,' he is denying the inevitable," Klain said.
"If you look at the history of epidemics, there's always a second wave and a third wave," he added.
"The idea that there's a smooth curve up and a smooth curve down is wrong."
He later added:
"And so when the disease comes back this fall, will President Trump try to tell us again, 'No one saw it coming, who could have possibly foreseen that?" he asked.
Nicolle Wallace Sees 'Silver Lining' to Deadly Virus—It's Hurting Trump https://t.co/Lmwgff2FBu #CoronavirusOutbreak @NicolleDWallace @RonaldKlain #PresidentTrump @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/dYs6w0RFwS— Mark Finkelstein (@markfinkelstein) April 23, 2020
"That argument, which is a false argument now, is going to look like a ridiculous argument in the fall when he stood in the briefing room and tried to spar with his own health officials about the scientific indefinability that this virus will be back."
Anti Trump MSNBC faced fire from the White House last month for cutting away from the Trump administration's daily coronavirus task force briefing.
The actions of the news outlets were described as "disgraceful" by the White House.
White House spokesman Judd Deere tweeted at the time:
"Pretty disgraceful that @CNN and @MSNBC have both cut away from this @WhiteHouse briefing with @realDonaldTrump and @Mike_Pence during a global pandemic. Thank you to @FoxNews for keeping Americans informed. #COVID19."
Earlier this month, MSNBC praised China for its response to the coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak, essentially parroting the communist nation's propaganda.
Host Rachel Maddow, unquestionably drank the communist Chinese government's 'official' statistics on deaths from the virus, despite skepticism from many experts and even the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned of the country's propaganda.