During Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough sounded off President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Scarborough said the fight against the virus is akin to war, arguing more people could die from the outbreak “than every war combined.”
“I’ll just tell you right off the top there, that when the President of the United States is saying that Governor Cuomo shouldn’t be asking — and I’m sure Republicans and Democrats alike, especially that are watching this and understand the humanitarian crisis, unparalleled health crisis coming to New York City, when they hear the governor of that state begging for help for their residents, this is a war,” Scarborough stated. “And, again, more people could die from this than have died in every war combined, according to a study the White House was at least concerned about last week. This is like a general under fire knowing that the enemy is approaching from all sides and begging for help for the sake of American people, for the sake of seniors. And the president in that moment there seemed dismissive, almost contemptuous of that.”
The MSNBC host then likened the coronavirus to a hurricane, urging Trump to recognize that the storm is coming.
“Friends, as much as I hate to say this, it’s coming to the United States,” Scarborough declared. “The hurricane is coming.”
“So, the storm is coming. Mr. President, please, for the sake of senior citizens from Florida to Arizona, across America, in New York City, for the sake of people struggling even now in New York City, our doctors and our nurses on the front lines, Mr. President, please, recognize that storm is coming and stop telling people they’re going to go out on their sailboats on Easter Day with a Category 5 hurricane luring onshore,” he concluded.