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MSNBC 1 Apr 2020

Rep. Schiff On Trump's Coronavirus Response: They Should Stop Making Excuses

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Rep. Adam Schiff is drafting a bill to create a 9/11-style commission to scrutinize the Trump administration's slow, unprepared response to fighting coronavirus. He tells Lawrence O'Donnell that Trump saying impeachment distracted from the pandemic is "an interesting acknowledgement that the administration has screwed up this response" but the president's delay in taking the virus seriously has had "catastrophic consequences."
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New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) delivers an update on the state's coronavirus response. The United States continued to far outstrip other nations in confirmed infections. The country's overall caseload reached 185,000, and the number of U.S. deaths neared 4,000.
The Biden campaign is out with a new ad on the president's response to the coronavirus. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Aired on 04/20/2020.
Georgia Congressman Rep. Doug Collins joins ‘Sunday Morning Futures.'

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Presidential historian Jon Meacham reacts to what he sees as Trump's failure to provide the nation with solace as the coronavirus death toll in America tops 56,000 people. Aired on 04/27/2020.

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PLANNING, THAT SHE HAS MANY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE COMMISSION
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE COMMISSION FOR POSSIBLE CHAPTER HEADINGS AS
FOR POSSIBLE CHAPTER HEADINGS AS SHE PUT IT.
SHE PUT IT. WHAT ARE THE MAINISH SHAW ISHSUE
WHAT ARE THE MAINISH SHAW ISHSUE WOULD THINK A COMMISSION LIKE
WOULD THINK A COMMISSION LIKE THIS WOULD BE LOOKING AT?
THIS WOULD BE LOOKING AT? >> WELL, WE OBVIOUSLY I THINK
>> WELL, WE OBVIOUSLY I THINK ARE VERY ILL PREPARED FOR THIS
ARE VERY ILL PREPARED FOR THIS PAN
PAN PANDEMIC.
PANDEMIC. I THINK WE KNOW ALREADY THE
I THINK WE KNOW ALREADY THE DISBANDING OF THIS PANDEMIC
DISBANDING OF THIS PANDEMIC OFFICE AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY
OFFICE AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSEL AND WHITE HOUSE WAS A
COUNSEL AND WHITE HOUSE WAS A PROFOUND MISTAKE AND WOULD BE A
PROFOUND MISTAKE AND WOULD BE A TRIP WIRE.
TRIP WIRE. WHEN IT BECAME A PUBLICLY KNOWN,
WHEN IT BECAME A PUBLICLY KNOWN, WHICH WAS AS EARLY AS LATE
WHICH WAS AS EARLY AS LATE DECEMBER AND THEN REPORTS
DECEMBER AND THEN REPORTS STARTED COMING INTO JANUARY OF
STARTED COMING INTO JANUARY OF THIS NEW RESPIRATORY VIRUS IN
THIS NEW RESPIRATORY VIRUS IN CHINA, WE LOST PRECIOUS WEEKS IN
CHINA, WE LOST PRECIOUS WEEKS IN GETTING THE TESTING RAMPED UP.
GETTING THE TESTING RAMPED UP. THERE WERE FLAWS IN THE ORIGINAL
THERE WERE FLAWS IN THE ORIGINAL TESTING.
TESTING. WE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE
WE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE GEAR.
GEAR. WE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH
WE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH VENTILATORS.
VENTILATORS. WE WERE ILL PREPARED BEFORE THIS
WE WERE ILL PREPARED BEFORE THIS CRISIS HIT.
CRISIS HIT. WHEN IT DID HIT, ADMINISTRATION
WHEN IT DID HIT, ADMINISTRATION MOVED VERY SLOWLY.
MOVED VERY SLOWLY. THE PRESIDENT EVEN INTO MARCH
THE PRESIDENT EVEN INTO MARCH WAS DOWN PLAYING THE
WAS DOWN PLAYING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS AND
SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS AND COMPARING IT TO THE ORDINARY FLU
COMPARING IT TO THE ORDINARY FLU AND TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE BEING
AND TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE BEING BACK IN CHURCH BY EASTER AND SO,
BACK IN CHURCH BY EASTER AND SO, YOU KNOW, THERE’S, I THINK A
YOU KNOW, THERE’S, I THINK A LONG LIST BUT IT’S IMPORTANT
LONG LIST BUT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THIS COMMISSION DO MORE
THAT THIS COMMISSION DO MORE THAN FOCUS ON THE PRESIDENT’S
THAN FOCUS ON THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS OR FAILURE TO ACT BUT
ACTIONS OR FAILURE TO ACT BUT LOOK BROADLY HOW THE COUNTRY WAS
LOOK BROADLY HOW THE COUNTRY WAS PREPARED.
PREPARED. WE’RE REVIEWING FOR EXAMPLE PART
WE’RE REVIEWING FOR EXAMPLE PART OF THE OVERSIGHT FUNCTION WHEN
OF THE OVERSIGHT FUNCTION WHEN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE KNEW
THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE KNEW AND WHAT IT WAS REPORTING EARLY
AND WHAT IT WAS REPORTING EARLY ON AND I THINK WE’RE GOING TO
ON AND I THINK WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO EXAMINE DOES THE
HAVE TO EXAMINE DOES THE INSDWRENLS COMEINTEL
INSDWRENLS COMEINTEL INTELLIGENCE NEED TO GIVE
INTELLIGENCE NEED TO GIVE GREATER ATTENTION TO HEALTH
GREATER ATTENTION TO HEALTH THREATS WHEN IT’S TRADITIONALLY
THREATS WHEN IT’S TRADITIONALLY FOCUSED MORE ON HARD TARGETS, ON
FOCUSED MORE ON HARD TARGETS, ON TERRORISM AND I THINK THAT’S
TERRORISM AND I THINK THAT’S JUST ONE SMALL PIECE OF IT.
JUST ONE SMALL PIECE OF IT. BUT THE COMMISSION OUGHT TO LOOK
BUT THE COMMISSION OUGHT TO LOOK AT THE OVERALL WHOLE OF
AT THE OVERALL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSE, LACK OF
GOVERNMENT RESPONSE, LACK OF PREPAREDNESS AND HOW WE CAN
PREPAREDNESS AND HOW WE CAN ASSURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN IN
ASSURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN IN THE COUNTRY AGAIN.
THE COUNTRY AGAIN. >> MITCH MCCONNELL SAID THAT HE
>> MITCH MCCONNELL SAID THAT HE BELIEVES THAT THE IMPEACHMENT
BELIEVES THAT THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN THE SENATE SLOWED DOWN
TRIAL IN THE SENATE SLOWED DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC.
RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC. WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT?
WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> YEAH, THE PRESIDENT SAID
>> YEAH, THE PRESIDENT SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR, WHICH, YOU
SOMETHING SIMILAR, WHICH, YOU KNOW, WAS AN INTERESTING ACRE
KNOW, WAS AN INTERESTING ACRE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THE ADADMINISTRA
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THE ADADMINISTRA SCREWED UP THIS RESPONSE AND THE
SCREWED UP THIS RESPONSE AND THE FACTS ARE CLEAR THE PRESIDENT’S
FACTS ARE CLEAR THE PRESIDENT’S WEEK’S LONG DELAY TAKEN THIS
WEEK’S LONG DELAY TAKEN THIS SERIOUSLY HAD CATASTROPHIC
SERIOUSLY HAD CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES THAT ARE ONLY NOW
CONSEQUENCES THAT ARE ONLY NOW BEGINNING TO SEE THE SCOPE OF
BEGINNING TO SEE THE SCOPE OF BUT THEY SHOULD STOP MAKING
BUT THEY SHOULD STOP MAKING EXCUSES.
EXCUSES. THE PRESIDENT FOUND PLENTY OF
THE PRESIDENT FOUND PLENTY OF TIME EVEN DURING THE IMPEACHMENT
TIME EVEN DURING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND THE PERIOD TO PLAY
TRIAL AND THE PERIOD TO PLAY GOLF, GO ON VACATION AT
GOLF, GO ON VACATION AT MAR-A-LAGO AND GO CAMPAIGN
MAR-A-LAGO AND GO CAMPAIGN RALLIES.
RALLIES. HE WASN’T DISTRICTED FROM DOING
HE WASN’T DISTRICTED FROM DOING THE THINGS HE WANTED TO DO BUT
THE THINGS HE WANTED TO DO BUT THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS AFTER THE
THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS AFTER THE TRIAL WAS OVER, THE PRESIDENT
TRIAL WAS OVER, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUED FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS TO
CONTINUED FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS TO SAY THIS IS NO PROBLEM.
SAY THIS IS NO PROBLEM. HE’S GOT IT UNDER CONTROL.
HE’S GOT IT UNDER CONTROL. HE’S GOT IT CONTAINED AND THIS
HE’S GOT IT CONTAINED AND THIS ISN’T GOING TO HAVE A BIG IMPACT
ISN’T GOING TO HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE COUNTRY.
ON THE COUNTRY. OF COURSE, HE WAS IGNORING
OF COURSE, HE WAS IGNORING ADVICE OF THE HEALTH EXPERTS,

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