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MSNBC 24 Mar 2020

Rucker: Trump Worried About Coronavirus Harming Economy Before 2020 Election

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Philip Rucker of The Washington Post explains the concern inside the Trump White House and campaign that the effects of coronavirus on the economy has the president worried about his re-election. Aired on 3/24/20.


During a coronavirus briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses President Trump's tweets about a possible coronavirus treatment and how implementing it might work.
Trump 2020 campaign surrogate Julianne Thompson weighed in on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the elections while catching up with One America's Stephanie Myers in this exclusive interview.
Ashley Parker of The Washington Post discusses the frustrations inside the Trump White House over the effects coronavirus is having on the economy. Aired on 3/24/20.
Trump wants a pat on the back for the US coronavirus response. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

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PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIAL, AND SCIENTIST INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE
SCIENTIST INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE.
WHITE HOUSE. >> PHIL RUCKER, IT’S THE END OF
>> PHIL RUCKER, IT’S THE END OF THE DAY.
THE DAY. YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT.
YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. YOU’RE IN THE OVAL OFFICE.
YOU’RE IN THE OVAL OFFICE. YOU’RE IN THE RESIDENCE PERHAPS.
YOU’RE IN THE RESIDENCE PERHAPS. YOU NEED YOUR GO-TO ADVISERS TO
YOU NEED YOUR GO-TO ADVISERS TO GET ADVICE.
GET ADVICE. WHO DOES THIS PRESIDENT TURN TO
WHO DOES THIS PRESIDENT TURN TO ACCORDING TO YOUR REPORTING?
ACCORDING TO YOUR REPORTING? >> WELL, BRIAN, THERE’S AN ARRAY
>> WELL, BRIAN, THERE’S AN ARRAY OF PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT’S
OF PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT’S BEEN TALKING TO AS IS NORMALLY
BEEN TALKING TO AS IS NORMALLY THE CASE IN CRISES LIKE THIS.
THE CASE IN CRISES LIKE THIS. CERTAINLY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE
CERTAINLY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND JARED KUSHNER, HIS
AND JARED KUSHNER, HIS SON-IN-LAW AND SENIOR ADVISER,
SON-IN-LAW AND SENIOR ADVISER, ARE LEADING THE EFFORT INSIDE
ARE LEADING THE EFFORT INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION.
THE ADMINISTRATION. BUT THE PRESIDENT IS SEEKING
BUT THE PRESIDENT IS SEEKING ADVICE FAR OUTSIDE THE
ADVICE FAR OUTSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION AND BEYOND THE
ADMINISTRATION AND BEYOND THE EXPERTS LIKE DR. FAUCI.
EXPERTS LIKE DR. FAUCI. HE’S TALKING TO A LOT OF
HE’S TALKING TO A LOT OF BUSINESS LEADERS.
BUSINESS LEADERS. HE’S TALKING TO BUDDIES IN THE
HE’S TALKING TO BUDDIES IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND OTHER
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND OTHER SECTORS.
SECTORS. HE’S TALKING TO ALLIED
HE’S TALKING TO ALLIED CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN, HARDLINE
CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN, HARDLINE CONSERVATIVES WHO ARE LOYAL TO
CONSERVATIVES WHO ARE LOYAL TO HIM.
HIM. AND HE’S SEEKING INPUT ANYWHERE
AND HE’S SEEKING INPUT ANYWHERE HE CAN TURN.
HE CAN TURN. AND PART OF THE PROBLEM
AND PART OF THE PROBLEM ACCORDING TO MANY PUBLIC HEALTH
ACCORDING TO MANY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND EXPERTS AND
OFFICIALS AND EXPERTS AND SCIENTISTS IS THAT HE’S NOT
SCIENTISTS IS THAT HE’S NOT NECESSARILY TAKING WHAT
NECESSARILY TAKING WHAT DR. FAUCI AND DR. BIRX ARE
DR. FAUCI AND DR. BIRX ARE TELLING HIM ABOUT THE
TELLING HIM ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES HERE.
CONSEQUENCES HERE. IN FACT, HE’S MUCH MORE
IN FACT, HE’S MUCH MORE MOTIVATED TO FIX THE ECONOMY, TO
MOTIVATED TO FIX THE ECONOMY, TO GET THE STOCK MARKET BACK UP, TO
GET THE STOCK MARKET BACK UP, TO STAVE OFF DEVASTATING
STAVE OFF DEVASTATING UNEMPLOYMENT THAT THE
UNEMPLOYMENT THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS BRACING FOR IN

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