Rachel Maddow tore into ex-president Donald Trump on Monday for keeping his vaccination a secret from the American individuals, suggesting that his cover-up value American lives.
“Now we discover out that he additionally took the vaccine however stored it secret,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “At a time when merely being straight with individuals about that may have saved hundreds of American lives, or extra.”
Maddow mentioned Trump’s fixed COVID cover-ups – from downplaying his personal expertise with the virus to hiding his vaccination – precipitated hundreds of pointless deaths.
“Doing that value hundreds of individuals their lives,” she mentioned. “What for?”
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When he went to Walter Reed, some officers anticipated that he would must be placed on a ventilator when he bought there. That’s how sick he was. None of that info was given to the general public on the time. We solely came upon months later, after he was out of workplace. Once more, had the White Home, had the president simply been sincere about his private expertise of Covid, what number of Republicans and individuals who love that president for no matter cause would have lastly believed that Covid is a severe factor that may kill even massive robust individuals who you want? However they stored that from the American public till he was out of workplace. And now we discover out that he additionally took the vaccine however stored it secret. At a time when merely being straight with individuals about that may have saved hundreds of American lives, or extra. I imply, it’s simply unbelievable. Who did that profit? Doing that value hundreds of individuals their lives. What for? Your pleasure? … It’s unbelievable.
Trump’s legacy of mass demise
After the lethal occasions of Jan. 6, it’s typically straightforward to neglect that Donald Trump presided over the most deadly year in American historical past.
The staggering demise toll was, after all, the results of a virus that Trump spent a lot of 2020 both ignoring, downplaying, or spreading. His lies and incompetence actually value lives.
Donald Trump tried to make a comeback this past weekend in a lie-filled speech at CPAC, however his legacy will endlessly be tarnished by mass demise.
Sean Colarossi presently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical insurance protection.