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MSNBC 27 Mar 2020

Kentucky Governor On Increasing Number Of Coronavirus Cases In His State

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Watch Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear join Stephanie Ruhle to address the rising number of coronavirus cases in his state and whether he agrees with the president on relaxing social distancing. Aired on 3/27/2020.


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GOVERNOR ANDY BESHEAR. THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US.
THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US. AT A TIME LIKE THIS, AUDIO CAN
AT A TIME LIKE THIS, AUDIO CAN BE A LITTLE BIT CHALLENGING.
BE A LITTLE BIT CHALLENGING. TAKE US TO YOUR STATE BECAUSE
TAKE US TO YOUR STATE BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT KEEPS SAYING THAT
THE PRESIDENT KEEPS SAYING THAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING HIM, THEY
PEOPLE ARE TELLING HIM, THEY WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK.
WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK. IS THAT WHAT YOUR CONSTITUENTS
IS THAT WHAT YOUR CONSTITUENTS WANT TO DO?
WANT TO DO? >> WELL, WHAT WE ALWAYS START IN
>> WELL, WHAT WE ALWAYS START IN OUR STATE EVERY DAY AT 5:00 WHEN
OUR STATE EVERY DAY AT 5:00 WHEN WE GET TOGETHER IS BY SAYING
WE GET TOGETHER IS BY SAYING THAT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS,
THAT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS, AND WE WILL GET THROUGH IT
AND WE WILL GET THROUGH IT TOGETHER.
TOGETHER. BUT WE IN KENTUCKY KNOW THAT WE
BUT WE IN KENTUCKY KNOW THAT WE ARE ONE STATE, AND IN FACT, THAT
ARE ONE STATE, AND IN FACT, THAT WE ARE ONE COUNTRY, AND IT’S US
WE ARE ONE COUNTRY, AND IT’S US AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS.
AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS. THIS VIRUS DOESN’T CARE ABOUT
THIS VIRUS DOESN’T CARE ABOUT STATE LINES OR COUNTY LINES.
STATE LINES OR COUNTY LINES. AND WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE
AND WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE TAKING THE STEPS EVERYWHERE
ARE TAKING THE STEPS EVERYWHERE TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS NOT
TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS NOT SPREADING, AND WHERE WE DON’T
SPREADING, AND WHERE WE DON’T SEE AS MANY CASES OF THE
SEE AS MANY CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS, IT IS --
CORONAVIRUS, IT IS -- OUR LIVES AND THE HEALTH OF SO
OUR LIVES AND THE HEALTH OF SO MANY PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT DEPEND
MANY PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT DEPEND ON IT.
ON IT. SO WHAT I TELL OUR PEOPLE EVERY
SO WHAT I TELL OUR PEOPLE EVERY DAY IS BE STRONG, BE READY.
DAY IS BE STRONG, BE READY. IT’S GOING TO TAKE AS LONG AS IT
IT’S GOING TO TAKE AS LONG AS IT TAKES BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO
TAKES BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO DEFEAT IT.
DEFEAT IT. BUT WE ONLY DO IT BY ALL OF US
BUT WE ONLY DO IT BY ALL OF US EVERY DAY ENGAGING IN THAT
EVERY DAY ENGAGING IN THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING, BELIEVING
SOCIAL DISTANCING, BELIEVING THAT IT IS OUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN
THAT IT IS OUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND OUR
OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND OUR PATRIOTIC DUTY AS AN AMERICAN
PATRIOTIC DUTY AS AN AMERICAN NOT TO SPREAD THIS VIRUS.
NOT TO SPREAD THIS VIRUS. >> HOW DO YOU SQUARE OFF WITH --
>> HOW DO YOU SQUARE OFF WITH -- YOU’VE GOT GOVERNORS IN
YOU’VE GOT GOVERNORS IN NEIGHBORING STATES WHO ARE
NEIGHBORING STATES WHO ARE SAYING, NO, NOT OUR STATE.
SAYING, NO, NOT OUR STATE. WE’RE GOING TO BE OKAY.
WE’RE GOING TO BE OKAY. LAST I CHECKED, THERE WEREN’T
LAST I CHECKED, THERE WEREN’T ANY WALLS THAT DIVIDED STATES OR
ANY WALLS THAT DIVIDED STATES OR CITIES OR COUNTIES.
CITIES OR COUNTIES. >> WELL, IT IS A CHALLENGE.
>> WELL, IT IS A CHALLENGE. WHEN OTHER STATES HAVEN’T TAKEN
WHEN OTHER STATES HAVEN’T TAKEN AS AGGRESSIVE OF STEPS AS WE
AS AGGRESSIVE OF STEPS AS WE HAVE.
HAVE. AND WE HAVE A SOUTHERN BORDER
AND WE HAVE A SOUTHERN BORDER WHERE WE ARE SEEING MORE CASES
WHERE WE ARE SEEING MORE CASES THAN I’D LIKE TO SEE IN SOME OF
THAN I’D LIKE TO SEE IN SOME OF OUR COUNTIES BECAUSE RESTAURANTS
OUR COUNTIES BECAUSE RESTAURANTS AND BARS AND CERTAIN BUSINESSES
AND BARS AND CERTAIN BUSINESSES ARE OPEN JUST OVER THE BORDER.
ARE OPEN JUST OVER THE BORDER. WHAT WE’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND IS
WHAT WE’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND IS THOSE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS, TOO.
THOSE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS, TOO. EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT BE
EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT BE RESIDENTS OF ANOTHER STATE.
RESIDENTS OF ANOTHER STATE. AND WE ALL HAVE TO DO OUR DUTY.
AND WE ALL HAVE TO DO OUR DUTY. I’M TELLING MEMBERS OF MY STATE.
I’M TELLING MEMBERS OF MY STATE. DON’T GO.
DON’T GO. JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS OPEN
JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS OPEN ACROSS THE BORDER, DON’T GO
ACROSS THE BORDER, DON’T GO BECAUSE THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS.
BECAUSE THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS. SPREADS QUICKLY.
SPREADS QUICKLY. AND JUST BECAUSE YOU GO TO
AND JUST BECAUSE YOU GO TO ANOTHER STATE DOESN’T MEAN YOU
ANOTHER STATE DOESN’T MEAN YOU WON’T BRING IT BACK AND THAT YOU
WON’T BRING IT BACK AND THAT YOU COULD SPREAD IT TO SOMEONE WHO
COULD SPREAD IT TO SOMEONE WHO THEN WALKS INTO A NURSING HOME
THEN WALKS INTO A NURSING HOME WORKING THERE AND THEN LOOK AT
WORKING THERE AND THEN LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS.
WHAT HAPPENS. IT TAKES ALL OF US, AND I HOPE
IT TAKES ALL OF US, AND I HOPE PEOPLE REALLY SEE THAT THIS IS A
PEOPLE REALLY SEE THAT THIS IS A CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME.
CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME. THIS IS A CHALLENGE OF THIS
THIS IS A CHALLENGE OF THIS GENERATION AND A TEST OF OUR
GENERATION AND A TEST OF OUR HUMANITY.
HUMANITY. DO WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER
DO WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER ENOUGH TO PUT OUR LIVES ABOVE
ENOUGH TO PUT OUR LIVES ABOVE THE BOTTOM LINE IN THE SHORT
THE BOTTOM LINE IN THE SHORT TERM?
TERM? AND DO WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER
AND DO WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER ENOUGH TO STAY HOME?
ENOUGH TO STAY HOME? TO STAY HEALTHY AND TO MAKE SURE
TO STAY HEALTHY AND TO MAKE SURE WE’RE NOT SPREADING THIS VIRUS?
WE’RE NOT SPREADING THIS VIRUS? I BELIEVE WE DO.
I BELIEVE WE DO. AND I BELIEVE WE’RE SEEING IT IN
AND I BELIEVE WE’RE SEEING IT IN KENTUCKY.
KENTUCKY. >> IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ALL
>> IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ALL BEING IN THIS TOGETHER, HUMANITY
BEING IN THIS TOGETHER, HUMANITY AND WORKING AS ONE, I WANT TO
AND WORKING AS ONE, I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING ELSE THE
SHARE SOMETHING ELSE THE PRESIDENT SAID LAST NIGHT ABOUT
PRESIDENT SAID LAST NIGHT ABOUT YOUR FELLOW GOVERNORS.
YOUR FELLOW GOVERNORS. WATCH THIS.
WATCH THIS. >> WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
>> WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. THIS IS NOT A QUESTION OF THAT.
THIS IS NOT A QUESTION OF THAT. AND I GET ALONG WITH MOST OF THE
AND I GET ALONG WITH MOST OF THE GOVERNORS.
GOVERNORS. I DON’T LIKE IT, THOUGH, WHEN
I DON’T LIKE IT, THOUGH, WHEN SOME GOVERNORS, I MEAN, I
SOME GOVERNORS, I MEAN, I MENTIONED TWO OF THEM, BUT SOME
MENTIONED TWO OF THEM, BUT SOME OF THESE GOVERNORS, THEY TAKE,
OF THESE GOVERNORS, THEY TAKE, TAKE, TAKE AND THEN COMPLAIN.
TAKE, TAKE AND THEN COMPLAIN. THEY TAKE AND YOU DO A GREAT
THEY TAKE AND YOU DO A GREAT JOB.
JOB. YOU BUILD THEM A HOSPITAL.
YOU BUILD THEM A HOSPITAL. YOU DO -- AND THEN THEY’RE
YOU DO -- AND THEN THEY’RE ALWAYS COMPLAINING.
ALWAYS COMPLAINING. SO I --
SO I -- >> IT SHOULD JUST BE ALL
>> IT SHOULD JUST BE ALL AMERICANS VERSUS THIS
AMERICANS VERSUS THIS CORONAVIRUS.
CORONAVIRUS. AND LET’S UNDERSTAND, WE’RE ALL
AND LET’S UNDERSTAND, WE’RE ALL UNDER PRESSURE.
UNDER PRESSURE. THAT WE ARE ALL FEELING ANXIETY.
THAT WE ARE ALL FEELING ANXIETY. EACH AND EVERY FAMILY IN
EACH AND EVERY FAMILY IN KENTUCKY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY
KENTUCKY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS FEELING MAJOR ANXIETY.
IS FEELING MAJOR ANXIETY. SO IT IS A TIME WHERE WE’VE GOT
SO IT IS A TIME WHERE WE’VE GOT TO BE KINDER TO EACH OTHER.
TO BE KINDER TO EACH OTHER. WHERE WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE
WHERE WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE COMPASSION AND MORE
COMPASSION AND MORE UNDERSTANDING THAN CERTAINLY ANY
UNDERSTANDING THAN CERTAINLY ANY TIME IN MY LIFETIME.
TIME IN MY LIFETIME. WE ARE ALL OUT THERE FIGHTING
WE ARE ALL OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
EQUIPMENT. EVERY DAY I SPEND MOST EVERY DAY
EVERY DAY I SPEND MOST EVERY DAY ON THE PHONE TRYING TO BUY AS
ON THE PHONE TRYING TO BUY AS MUCH AS I CAN FOR MY PEOPLE.
MUCH AS I CAN FOR MY PEOPLE. EVERY DAY WE’RE OUT THERE
EVERY DAY WE’RE OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR TESTS SO WE CAN
FIGHTING FOR TESTS SO WE CAN HAVE MORE ROBUST TESTING AND
HAVE MORE ROBUST TESTING AND BETTER PROTECT OUR PEOPLE.
BETTER PROTECT OUR PEOPLE. AND, YES, IT WOULD BE BETTER IF
AND, YES, IT WOULD BE BETTER IF WE WEREN’T LIVING AT A TIME WHEN
WE WEREN’T LIVING AT A TIME WHEN WE WERE COMPETE WITH OTHER
WE WERE COMPETE WITH OTHER STATES AND THE FEDERAL
STATES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH OFTEN BUYS IT
GOVERNMENT WHICH OFTEN BUYS IT OUT FROM UNDER US.
OUT FROM UNDER US. BUT THAT’S OUR REALITY ON THE
BUT THAT’S OUR REALITY ON THE GROUND.
GROUND. SO MY REALITY IS TO SHOW UP
SO MY REALITY IS TO SHOW UP EVERY DAY TO DO THE BEST I CAN
EVERY DAY TO DO THE BEST I CAN TO PROTECT OUR PEOPLE AND TO
TO PROTECT OUR PEOPLE AND TO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THAT WE’RE
MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR THEM EVERY DAY.
FIGHTING FOR THEM EVERY DAY. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IT’S
BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IT’S NOT JUST GOVERNMENTS DUTY.
NOT JUST GOVERNMENTS DUTY. IT’S EVERY AMERICAN’S DUTY.
IT’S EVERY AMERICAN’S DUTY. CUT YOUR CONTACTS.
CUT YOUR CONTACTS. IF YOU ARE THE PERSON OUT ON THE
IF YOU ARE THE PERSON OUT ON THE BASKETBALL COURT WITH TEN OTHER
BASKETBALL COURT WITH TEN OTHER PEOPLE, YOU ARE SPREADING THE
PEOPLE, YOU ARE SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS, AND YOU ARE
CORONAVIRUS, AND YOU ARE FRUSTRATING THE EFFORTS OF
FRUSTRATING THE EFFORTS OF EVERYONE WHO SHUT DOWN THEIR
EVERYONE WHO SHUT DOWN THEIR SMALL BUSINESS.
SMALL BUSINESS. ALL THOSE KIDS THAT AREN’T IN

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