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MSNBC 27 Feb 2020

Report: White House Locking Down Messaging From Federal Government On Coronavirus

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New York Times reporting finds that the White House is directing health officials and scientists to coordinate public statements with Vice President Pence's office. Aired on 2/27/2020.


Monica Alba reports from the White House on their response to former President Barack Obama's comments during a commencement where he criticized the administration's response to the coronavirus.
The White House is reportedly looking into serious allegations against China and the World Health Organization. One America's Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion has more.
New Jersey, the state with the second highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the nation, says the local economy is hurting and "we need the federal government right now, in a big way, to come in with direct cash assistance." Aired on 5/8/2020.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany pushes back on reports the briefings may be scaled back amid the president's criticism of the media; reaction and analysis on 'Outnumbered.'

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AND LEGAL ANALYST. AND ALSO JOINING US FROM "THE
AND ALSO JOINING US FROM "THE WASHINGTON POST" ROBERT COSTA.
WASHINGTON POST" ROBERT COSTA. I WALKED IN, WE’VE NEVER MET AND
I WALKED IN, WE’VE NEVER MET AND YOU SAID I’M NOT SHAKING HANDS
YOU SAID I’M NOT SHAKING HANDS ANYMORE.
ANYMORE. THIS IS A STORY THAT REALLY
THIS IS A STORY THAT REALLY TRANSCENDS WHAT WE USUALLY COVER
TRANSCENDS WHAT WE USUALLY COVER HERE, WHICH IS THE WHITE HOUSE,
HERE, WHICH IS THE WHITE HOUSE, THE ABNORMAL NATURE OF THIS
THE ABNORMAL NATURE OF THIS PRESIDENCY, THE NORM BUSTING AND
PRESIDENCY, THE NORM BUSTING AND THAT’S WHY THE INFORMATION
THAT’S WHY THE INFORMATION LOCKDOWN IS WHERE WE START.
LOCKDOWN IS WHERE WE START. I THINK WHAT’S ON MOST PEOPLE’S
I THINK WHAT’S ON MOST PEOPLE’S MINDS IS HOW DO THEY PROTECT
MINDS IS HOW DO THEY PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES?
THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES? >> I THINK WE NEED START
>> I THINK WE NEED START CHANGING CERTAIN HABITS LIKE
CHANGING CERTAIN HABITS LIKE SHAKING HANDS.
SHAKING HANDS. AS I SAID TO SOME OF THE OTHER
AS I SAID TO SOME OF THE OTHER FOLKS.
FOLKS. I DON’T MIND HUGGING ACTUALLY
I DON’T MIND HUGGING ACTUALLY BUT SHAKING HANDS, DEFINITELY
BUT SHAKING HANDS, DEFINITELY NOT.
NOT. YOU TOUCH YOUR FACE AND RUB YOUR
YOU TOUCH YOUR FACE AND RUB YOUR EYE.
EYE. >> I WANT TO GET A PEN AND WRITE
>> I WANT TO GET A PEN AND WRITE THIS DOWN.
THIS DOWN. >> THE OTHER COMMONSENSE THINGS
>> THE OTHER COMMONSENSE THINGS IS I WOULD HAVE AN ALCOHOL-BASED
IS I WOULD HAVE AN ALCOHOL-BASED HAND SANITIZER ON YOU AT ALL
HAND SANITIZER ON YOU AT ALL TIMES.
TIMES. THERE’S OTHER BRANDS.
THERE’S OTHER BRANDS. I THINK ANOTHER THING THAT MAY
I THINK ANOTHER THING THAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT
HAPPEN IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, A LOT OF THE INGREDIENTS
FUTURE, A LOT OF THE INGREDIENTS IN OUR DRUGS COME FROM CHINA.
IN OUR DRUGS COME FROM CHINA. I WOULD REACH OUT TO YOUR HEALTH
I WOULD REACH OUT TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND ASK IF YOU ARE
CARE PROVIDER AND ASK IF YOU ARE ON MEDICATIONS FOR REFILLS.
ON MEDICATIONS FOR REFILLS. MAYBE 90 DAYS INSTEAD OF 30
MAYBE 90 DAYS INSTEAD OF 30 DAYS.
DAYS. >> LET ME ASK YOU TWO MORE
>> LET ME ASK YOU TWO MORE THINGS NOT POLITICAL IN NATURE.
THINGS NOT POLITICAL IN NATURE. TWO PEOPLE TO ME SAID AMAZON’S
TWO PEOPLE TO ME SAID AMAZON’S OUT OF MASKS AND ANOTHER PERSON
OUT OF MASKS AND ANOTHER PERSON SAID I’M FLYING CROSS COUNTRY
SAID I’M FLYING CROSS COUNTRY AND CAN’T FIND A MASK.
AND CAN’T FIND A MASK. DO MASKS HELP?
DO MASKS HELP? >> THERE’S THE SURGICAL MASK WE
>> THERE’S THE SURGICAL MASK WE PUT ON PATIENTS WHO’VE HAD
PUT ON PATIENTS WHO’VE HAD SYMPTOMS AND THAT’S MEANT TO
SYMPTOMS AND THAT’S MEANT TO TRAP THE DROPLETS YOU COUGH AND
TRAP THE DROPLETS YOU COUGH AND SNEEZE OUT.
SNEEZE OUT. ER FOR IT’S TO PREVENT
ER FOR IT’S TO PREVENT TRANSMISSION TO OTHER PEOPLE AND
TRANSMISSION TO OTHER PEOPLE AND THEN THE 95 MASKS, WHICH ARE THE
THEN THE 95 MASKS, WHICH ARE THE RESPIRATORS WE USE IN THE
RESPIRATORS WE USE IN THE HOSPITAL.
HOSPITAL. OUR EXPOSURE IS VERY DIFRENT.
OUR EXPOSURE IS VERY DIFRENT. WHEN I SEE A PATIENT IN THE
WHEN I SEE A PATIENT IN THE BELLEVUE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT,
BELLEVUE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, THEY MAY HAVE SOILED THEIR
THEY MAY HAVE SOILED THEIR SHEETS.
SHEETS. DR. LEAVY WAS LITERALLY IN
DR. LEAVY WAS LITERALLY IN SOMEBODY’S FACE EXAMINING THEIR
SOMEBODY’S FACE EXAMINING THEIR EYES.
EYES. THAT’S A DIFFERENT DOSE OF
THAT’S A DIFFERENT DOSE OF EXPOSURE.
EXPOSURE. >> WE STARTED WITH THE RISK AND
>> WE STARTED WITH THE RISK AND IF ANYONE DISAGREES -- I THINK
IF ANYONE DISAGREES -- I THINK THIS IS A NATIONAL HEALTH
THIS IS A NATIONAL HEALTH CRISIS.
CRISIS. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS
THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS PEOPLE FEELING EVEN MORE ANXIETY
PEOPLE FEELING EVEN MORE ANXIETY THAN THEY DO ABOUT POLITICS.
THAN THEY DO ABOUT POLITICS. THE WHITE HOUSE LOCKING DOWN
THE WHITE HOUSE LOCKING DOWN SOMEONE LIKE ANTHONY FAUCI.
SOMEONE LIKE ANTHONY FAUCI. HE WORKED DURING THE BUSH
HE WORKED DURING THE BUSH PRESIDENCY, IN WHICH I SERVED.
PRESIDENCY, IN WHICH I SERVED. HE WORKED ON THE PREPARATIONS
HE WORKED ON THE PREPARATIONS AND I WAS PART OF A TEAM THAT
AND I WAS PART OF A TEAM THAT PREPARED FOR THE BIRD FLU
PREPARED FOR THE BIRD FLU PANDEMIC.
PANDEMIC. I’M NOT SURE HE HAS EVER BEEN
I’M NOT SURE HE HAS EVER BEEN CONSTRAINED IN TERMS OF BEING
CONSTRAINED IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT PUBLIC
ABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES.
HEALTH ISSUES. DOES THAT WORRY YOU?
DOES THAT WORRY YOU? >> I’M EXTREMELY CONCERNED
>> I’M EXTREMELY CONCERNED BECAUSE THAT MEANS THE WHITE
BECAUSE THAT MEANS THE WHITE HOUSE IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT
HOUSE IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT POLITICAL MESSAGING.
POLITICAL MESSAGING. FAUCI HAS SERVED UNDER RONALD
FAUCI HAS SERVED UNDER RONALD REAGAN AND WAS NEVER PREVENTED
REAGAN AND WAS NEVER PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING OUT IN THIS WAY.
FROM SPEAKING OUT IN THIS WAY. DURING THE HIV EPIDEMIC, HE WAS
DURING THE HIV EPIDEMIC, HE WAS ABLE TO SAY WHAT HE NEEDED TO
ABLE TO SAY WHAT HE NEEDED TO SAY TO BRING IT UNDER CONTROL.
SAY TO BRING IT UNDER CONTROL. >> YOU’VE GOT A STORY OUT AT THE
>> YOU’VE GOT A STORY OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK THAT PUT
BEGINNING OF THE WEEK THAT PUT IN BLACK AND WHITE, THE DEGREE
IN BLACK AND WHITE, THE DEGREE TO WHICH DONALD TRUMP IS RELYING
TO WHICH DONALD TRUMP IS RELYING ON THE STRENGTH OF THE STOCK
ON THE STRENGTH OF THE STOCK MARKET FOR HIS OWN RE-ELECTION.
MARKET FOR HIS OWN RE-ELECTION. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE
WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT HOW THEY
WHITE HOUSE ABOUT HOW THEY THOUGHT LAST NIGHT LOOKS AND
THOUGHT LAST NIGHT LOOKS AND STANDING SHOALEDER TO SHOULDER
STANDING SHOALEDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE PRESIDENT AND TODAY’S
WITH THE PRESIDENT AND TODAY’S EFFORT TO PUSH IT ALL THROUGH
EFFORT TO PUSH IT ALL THROUGH MIKE PENCE?
MIKE PENCE? >> THERE HAS BEEN DEEP CONCERN
>> THERE HAS BEEN DEEP CONCERN FOR DAYS.
FOR DAYS. IT’S CLEAR THAT THE DOW JONES
IT’S CLEAR THAT THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE AND NASDAQ
INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE AND NASDAQ AND OTHER INDICATORS ARE PART OF
AND OTHER INDICATORS ARE PART OF THE RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
THE RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. AND PUTTING VICE PRESIDENT PENCE
AND PUTTING VICE PRESIDENT PENCE IN CHARGE TOO, USE PRESIDENT
IN CHARGE TOO, USE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WORDS IS ABOUT MAKING
TRUMP’S WORDS IS ABOUT MAKING SURE THIS ONE MESSAGER FOR THE
SURE THIS ONE MESSAGER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, REGARDLESS OF
ADMINISTRATION, REGARDLESS OF THE CRITICISM THEY’RE FACING
THE CRITICISM THEY’RE FACING ABOUT THAT DECISION, THEY’VE
ABOUT THAT DECISION, THEY’VE FELT LIKE POLITICALLY AND FROM A
FELT LIKE POLITICALLY AND FROM A MANAGEMENT POINT, THEY WANTED TO
MANAGEMENT POINT, THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE WHITE HOUSE IS IN
MAKE SURE THE WHITE HOUSE IS IN CONTROL.
CONTROL. THEY’RE ALREADY SEEING TENSION
THEY’RE ALREADY SEEING TENSION PRESIDENT DAY ONE AND THERE ARE
PRESIDENT DAY ONE AND THERE ARE TENSIONS INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE
TENSIONS INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT WHETHER VICE PRESIDENT
ABOUT WHETHER VICE PRESIDENT PENCE IS PREPARED FOR THE
PENCE IS PREPARED FOR THE ONSLAUGHT OF CRITICISM ABOUT HIM
ONSLAUGHT OF CRITICISM ABOUT HIM BEING THE HEAD.
BEING THE HEAD. >> YOU KNOW, THE OTHER THING
>> YOU KNOW, THE OTHER THING THAT CAME TO MY MIND IS IT SEEMS
THAT CAME TO MY MIND IS IT SEEMS LIKE HE CAN GO DOWN THE PATH JIM
LIKE HE CAN GO DOWN THE PATH JIM MATTIS WENT WHERE HE RESIGNED
MATTIS WENT WHERE HE RESIGNED WHEN THERE WAS A POLICY HE
WHEN THERE WAS A POLICY HE DISAGREED WITH.
DISAGREED WITH. OR DON McGAHN BUT WHEN IT CAME
OR DON McGAHN BUT WHEN IT CAME TO COOPERATING OR RESPECTING
TO COOPERATING OR RESPECTING ROBERT MUELLER, HE SPENT MORE
ROBERT MUELLER, HE SPENT MORE THAN 30 HOURS ANSWERING
THAN 30 HOURS ANSWERING QUESTIONS.
QUESTIONS. ALL THE PEOPLE THAT FALL IN LINE
ALL THE PEOPLE THAT FALL IN LINE AND SEEM TO REVERT TO TRUMPISM,
AND SEEM TO REVERT TO TRUMPISM, WHICH INCLUDES LIES AND
WHICH INCLUDES LIES AND DISTORTIONS AND SMEARS.
DISTORTIONS AND SMEARS. ANY SENSE OF WHERE THE PENCE
ANY SENSE OF WHERE THE PENCE WORLD IS IN TERMS OF THE HIGH
WORLD IS IN TERMS OF THE HIGH WIRE ACT THIS REPRESENTS FOR HIS
WIRE ACT THIS REPRESENTS FOR HIS POLITICAL FUTURE?
POLITICAL FUTURE? >> I CLOSELY COVERED VICE
>> I CLOSELY COVERED VICE PRESIDENT PENCE FOR YEARS AND
PRESIDENT PENCE FOR YEARS AND BEEN ON THE ROAD WITH HIM AND
BEEN ON THE ROAD WITH HIM AND OTHERS IN HIS CIRCLE.
OTHERS IN HIS CIRCLE. IT’S CLEAR HE’S A LOYALIST.
IT’S CLEAR HE’S A LOYALIST. HE’S A LOYALIST TODAY.
HE’S A LOYALIST TODAY. HE’S LOCK STEP WITH PRESIDENT
HE’S LOCK STEP WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON EVERY PART OF THIS
TRUMP ON EVERY PART OF THIS RESPONTANEOUS.
RESPONTANEOUS. AND PART OF PUTTING HIM IN IS
AND PART OF PUTTING HIM IN IS THERE WAS CONCERN IN THE
THERE WAS CONCERN IN THE PRESIDENT’S INNER CIRCLE ABOUT
PRESIDENT’S INNER CIRCLE ABOUT SECRETARY AZAR.
SECRETARY AZAR. WOULD HE GET ON A LIMB?
WOULD HE GET ON A LIMB? >> THAT, DAVID JOLLY, IS THE
>> THAT, DAVID JOLLY, IS THE MOST DISCONCERTING THING I’VE
MOST DISCONCERTING THING I’VE HEARD IN A WEEK OF DISCONCERTING
HEARD IN A WEEK OF DISCONCERTING NEWS.
NEWS. AND BOB COSTA KNOWS THIS WEST
AND BOB COSTA KNOWS THIS WEST WING AND THE CIRCLE AROUND MIKE
WING AND THE CIRCLE AROUND MIKE PENCE THAT HE WANTS THE WORLD TO
PENCE THAT HE WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW TODAY OF ALL DAYS HE’S A
KNOW TODAY OF ALL DAYS HE’S A LOYALIST IS A SCARY THOUGHT.
LOYALIST IS A SCARY THOUGHT. >> HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED ANYMORE
>> HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED ANYMORE THAN DONALD TRUMP CAN.
THAN DONALD TRUMP CAN. DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO
DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO ENDANGER AMERICAN LIVES FOR
ENDANGER AMERICAN LIVES FOR REASONS OF HIS PERSONAL EGO AND
REASONS OF HIS PERSONAL EGO AND POLITICAL FORTUNES.
POLITICAL FORTUNES. WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE SAID TO THE
WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE SAID TO THE NATION YESTERDAY IS WE BELIEVE
NATION YESTERDAY IS WE BELIEVE THE CORONAVIRUS POSE AS GLOBAL
THE CORONAVIRUS POSE AS GLOBAL HEALTH RISK AND I’VE USED ALL
HEALTH RISK AND I’VE USED ALL THE RESOURCES TO ADDRESS THE
THE RESOURCES TO ADDRESS THE SPREAD AND THE RESEARCH RESPONSE
SPREAD AND THE RESEARCH RESPONSE TO IT, AND AS PRESIDENT, I’M
TO IT, AND AS PRESIDENT, I’M ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO DO
ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO DO THEIR PART TO ENGAGE IN CERT
THEIR PART TO ENGAGE IN CERT BEENHAVIORS THAT YOU WOULD
BEENHAVIORS THAT YOU WOULD TYPICALLY ASK YOUR FAMILY TO DO
TYPICALLY ASK YOUR FAMILY TO DO WHEN THERE IS A HEALTH RISK.
WHEN THERE IS A HEALTH RISK. DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T DO THAT AND
DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T DO THAT AND I THINK WHAT THE NATION SEES IN
I THINK WHAT THE NATION SEES IN MOMENTS LIKE THIS IS SOMEONE HE
MOMENTS LIKE THIS IS SOMEONE HE IS ALWAYS ON THE DEFENSIVE,
IS ALWAYS ON THE DEFENSIVE, SEEMING TO CARRY THE BURDEN OF
SEEMING TO CARRY THE BURDEN OF HIS OWN PERSONAL BRAND, NOT THE
HIS OWN PERSONAL BRAND, NOT THE BURDEN OF A NATION THAT IS
BURDEN OF A NATION THAT IS FEARFUL.
FEARFUL. DONALD TRUMP’S PREDECESSORS
DONALD TRUMP’S PREDECESSORS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE NATION FELT
UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE NATION FELT FEAR.
FEAR. IF IT WAS AROUND A SHOOTING A
IF IT WAS AROUND A SHOOTING A DEATH, A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE,
DEATH, A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE, THEY HAD AN EMPATHY AND
THEY HAD AN EMPATHY AND UNDERSTOOD FEAR AND HOW TO
UNDERSTOOD FEAR AND HOW TO ADDRESS IT.
ADDRESS IT. YES, CONFIDENCE AND SAYING WE
YES, CONFIDENCE AND SAYING WE HAVE MARSHALLED THE RESOURCES
HAVE MARSHALLED THE RESOURCES NECESSARY BUT REALISTICALLY
NECESSARY BUT REALISTICALLY UNDERSTANDING THE ANXIETY OF THE
UNDERSTANDING THE ANXIETY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
AMERICAN PEOPLE. DONALD TRUMP REFUSES TO
DONALD TRUMP REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE THAT FEAR AND THERE’S
RECOGNIZE THAT FEAR AND THERE’S A GROWING CHASM BETWEEN WHAT
A GROWING CHASM BETWEEN WHAT DONALD TRUMP AND MIKE PENCE HAVE
DONALD TRUMP AND MIKE PENCE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND HOT
TO SAY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND HOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT IT.
IT. AND THE FRUSTRATION YOU’RE

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