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MSNBC 25 Mar 2020

Trump Lauds COVID-19 Response Amid Reports Of Dire Situations In Hospitals

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A defiant Trump patted himself on the back and attacked the media during a coronavirus briefing as a bipartisan chorus of governors cast doubt on his plans to open the country back up within a few weeks.
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>> "THE 11th HOUR" WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS STARTS NOW.
WILLIAMS STARTS NOW. >>> IT REMAINS A REMARKABLE
>>> IT REMAINS A REMARKABLE SIGHT.
SIGHT. A DESOLATE TIMES SQUARE IN AN
A DESOLATE TIMES SQUARE IN AN INCREASINGLY DESOLATE CITY OF
INCREASINGLY DESOLATE CITY OF NEW YORK.
NEW YORK. WELL, GOOD EVENING TO YOU ONCE
WELL, GOOD EVENING TO YOU ONCE AGAIN.
AGAIN. DAY 1,161 OF THE TRUMP
DAY 1,161 OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
ADMINISTRATION. 223 DAYS UNTIL OUR PRESIDENTIAL
223 DAYS UNTIL OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
ELECTION. AND THIS MARKS TWO WEEKS, 14
AND THIS MARKS TWO WEEKS, 14 DAYS SINCE THE WORLD HEALTH
DAYS SINCE THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE
ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE CORONAVIRUS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.
CORONAVIRUS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. AND WE HAVE NOW A SUGGESTED NAME
AND WE HAVE NOW A SUGGESTED NAME FOR THIS THING WE’RE ALL LIVING
FOR THIS THING WE’RE ALL LIVING UNDER, ESPECIALLY THE 170
UNDER, ESPECIALLY THE 170 MILLION GIVE OR TAKE OF US WHO
MILLION GIVE OR TAKE OF US WHO ARE UNDER SOME FORM OF HOUSE
ARE UNDER SOME FORM OF HOUSE ARREST.
ARREST. PEOPLE HAVE FLOATED OUT THE TERM
PEOPLE HAVE FLOATED OUT THE TERM THE GREAT ADAPTATION.
THE GREAT ADAPTATION. AND WE SHOULD ALL HOPE THAT’S
AND WE SHOULD ALL HOPE THAT’S ALL IT IS, BY THE WAY.
ALL IT IS, BY THE WAY. AND NOT A REFORMATION OF OUR
AND NOT A REFORMATION OF OUR COUNTRY OR OUR LIVES LONG TERM
COUNTRY OR OUR LIVES LONG TERM OR THE U.S. ECONOMY.
OR THE U.S. ECONOMY. "WASHINGTON POST" PUT UP SOME
"WASHINGTON POST" PUT UP SOME DRONES AND SENT OUT SOME CAMERAS
DRONES AND SENT OUT SOME CAMERAS TODAY TO RECORD JUST HOW
TODAY TO RECORD JUST HOW DESOLATE IT IS OUT THERE IN THE
DESOLATE IT IS OUT THERE IN THE CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES THAT
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN AND CHASED THE
HAVE SHUT DOWN AND CHASED THE PEOPLE INSIDE.
PEOPLE INSIDE. IT’S HISTORIC.
IT’S HISTORIC. IT HAS CHANGED OUR COUNTRY.
IT HAS CHANGED OUR COUNTRY. IT’S TAKEN PEOPLE FROM US.
IT’S TAKEN PEOPLE FROM US. AND SADLY, IT WILL TAKE MORE.
AND SADLY, IT WILL TAKE MORE. AND IT’S BEEN RAVAGING DIFFERENT
AND IT’S BEEN RAVAGING DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ON ITS WAY HERE.
COUNTRIES ON ITS WAY HERE. 467,000 CONFIRMED CASES AROUND
467,000 CONFIRMED CASES AROUND THE WORLD NOW.
THE WORLD NOW. THE NUMBER OF DEAD IN SPAIN HAS
THE NUMBER OF DEAD IN SPAIN HAS NOW SURPASSED THE DEATH TOLL IN
NOW SURPASSED THE DEATH TOLL IN CHINA.
CHINA. AS GREAT BRITAIN REMAINS IN
AS GREAT BRITAIN REMAINS IN LIMITED LOCKDOWN, WE LEARNED
LIMITED LOCKDOWN, WE LEARNED TODAY PRINCE CHARLES HAS THE
TODAY PRINCE CHARLES HAS THE VIRUS.
VIRUS. MILD SYMPTOMS.
MILD SYMPTOMS. HE’S SELF-ISOLATING.
HE’S SELF-ISOLATING. IN THIS COUNTRY OUR PRESIDENT
IN THIS COUNTRY OUR PRESIDENT USED TODAY’S WHITE HOUSE
USED TODAY’S WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING TO ACCUSE JOURNALISTS
BRIEFING TO ACCUSE JOURNALISTS SITTING BEFORE HIM OF WRITING
SITTING BEFORE HIM OF WRITING FAKE NEWS.
FAKE NEWS. HE WENT AFTER OUR ALLIES.
HE WENT AFTER OUR ALLIES. HE RELITIGATED HIS CASE AGAINST
HE RELITIGATED HIS CASE AGAINST NATO.
NATO. HE STILL SAYS HE WANTS TO GET
HE STILL SAYS HE WANTS TO GET PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT STARTING
PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT STARTING EASTER SUNDAY OR BEFORE, AS HE
EASTER SUNDAY OR BEFORE, AS HE ADDED TODAY.
ADDED TODAY. EVEN THOUGH SUCH DECISIONS WOULD
EVEN THOUGH SUCH DECISIONS WOULD BE MADE BY GOVERNORS AND MAYORS
BE MADE BY GOVERNORS AND MAYORS AND NOT MADE BY HIM, HE’S STILL
AND NOT MADE BY HIM, HE’S STILL TALKING ABOUT BEING ABLE TO
TALKING ABOUT BEING ABLE TO CLEAR LARGE SECTIONS OF THE
CLEAR LARGE SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY TO GO OUT AND ABOUT
COUNTRY TO GO OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN.
AGAIN. MANY SMART PROFESSIONALS FEAR
MANY SMART PROFESSIONALS FEAR THAT IS A SUICIDE MISSION.
THAT IS A SUICIDE MISSION. NO MATTER THAT THE PRESIDENT
NO MATTER THAT THE PRESIDENT THINKS PACKED CHURCHES ON EASTER
THINKS PACKED CHURCHES ON EASTER SUNDAY WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL
SUNDAY WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL THING.
THING. IN THE REAL WORLD OUR COUNTRY
IN THE REAL WORLD OUR COUNTRY HAS NOW PASSED 65,000 CASES, UP
HAS NOW PASSED 65,000 CASES, UP ROUGHLY 10,000 SINCE WE LAST
ROUGHLY 10,000 SINCE WE LAST SPOKE HERE.
SPOKE HERE. THE NUMBER OF DEAD AMERICANS IS
THE NUMBER OF DEAD AMERICANS IS INCHING TOWARD 1,000.
INCHING TOWARD 1,000. "WASHINGTON POST" SAYS THIS WAS
"WASHINGTON POST" SAYS THIS WAS THE DEADLIEST 24 HOURS THUS FAR.
THE DEADLIEST 24 HOURS THUS FAR. FOR CONTRAST HERE’S A LITTLE BIT
FOR CONTRAST HERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF THAT BRIEFING AT THE WHITE
OF THAT BRIEFING AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
HOUSE. >> SO IMPORTANT.
>> SO IMPORTANT. SOCIAL DISTANCING, SUCH AN
SOCIAL DISTANCING, SUCH AN IMPORTANT PHRASE.
IMPORTANT PHRASE. AND WE DO IT RIGHT NOW.
AND WE DO IT RIGHT NOW. THE MORE LIVES WE CAN SAVE AND
THE MORE LIVES WE CAN SAVE AND THE SOONER WE CAN EVENTUALLY GET
THE SOONER WE CAN EVENTUALLY GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK AS WE FIGHT
PEOPLE BACK TO WORK AS WE FIGHT TO PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES WE’RE
TO PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES WE’RE ALSO PROTECTING AMERICAN
ALSO PROTECTING AMERICAN LIVELIHOODS.
LIVELIHOODS. WE WANT TO GET EVERYBODY BACK
WE WANT TO GET EVERYBODY BACK WORKING.
WORKING. TOGETHER THIS $2.2 TRILLION
TOGETHER THIS $2.2 TRILLION LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE IS BIGGER
LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING I BELIEVE EVER
THAN ANYTHING I BELIEVE EVER PASSED IN CONGRESS.
PASSED IN CONGRESS. IT’S HARD NOT TO BE HAPPY WITH
IT’S HARD NOT TO BE HAPPY WITH THE JOB WE’RE DOING.
THE JOB WE’RE DOING. >> I’M NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING
>> I’M NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING RASH OR HASTILY.
RASH OR HASTILY. I DON’T DO THAT.
I DON’T DO THAT. BY EASTER WE’LL HAVE A
BY EASTER WE’LL HAVE A RECOMMENDATION AND MAYBE BEFORE
RECOMMENDATION AND MAYBE BEFORE EASTER, AND AT THE END OF THE
EASTER, AND AT THE END OF THE 15th DAY OR EVEN DURING THE 15th
15th DAY OR EVEN DURING THE 15th DAY I THINK WE’LL HAVE SOME KIND
DAY I THINK WE’LL HAVE SOME KIND OF A RECOMMENDATION.
OF A RECOMMENDATION. BUT OUR COUNTRY WANTS TO GET
BUT OUR COUNTRY WANTS TO GET BACK TO WORK.
BACK TO WORK. >> THE LONGER WE STAY OUT THE
>> THE LONGER WE STAY OUT THE HARDER IT IS TO BRING THIS
HARDER IT IS TO BRING THIS INCREDIBLE -- WE WERE HAVING THE
INCREDIBLE -- WE WERE HAVING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARS THAT WE’VE
MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARS THAT WE’VE EVER HAD IN THE HISTORY OF OUR
EVER HAD IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY.
COUNTRY. >> AND OF COURSE EXPERTS HAVE
>> AND OF COURSE EXPERTS HAVE POINTED OUT THIS VIRUS DOES NOT
POINTED OUT THIS VIRUS DOES NOT REPORT TO ANY CALENDAR.
REPORT TO ANY CALENDAR. AT THE PENTAGON THE SURGEON
AT THE PENTAGON THE SURGEON GENERAL FOR THE JOINT CHIEFS OF
GENERAL FOR THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF SOUNDED MUCH MORE CAUTIOUS
STAFF SOUNDED MUCH MORE CAUTIOUS ABOUT THIS EASTER DEADLINE.
ABOUT THIS EASTER DEADLINE. >> I JUST GOT AN UPDATE ON
>> I JUST GOT AN UPDATE ON MODELING FACTORS FROM A
MODELING FACTORS FROM A THREE-WEEK PERSPECTIVE BASED ON
THREE-WEEK PERSPECTIVE BASED ON THE PLANNING FACTORS THAT WE
THE PLANNING FACTORS THAT WE HAVE.
HAVE. WE THINK THAT WE’RE GOING TO
WE THINK THAT WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE THIS, NO
CONTINUE TO SEE THIS, NO SURPRISE, CONTINUE TO GROW.
SURPRISE, CONTINUE TO GROW. >> WE ALSO LEARNED THAT THIS MAY
>> WE ALSO LEARNED THAT THIS MAY JUST BE THE FIRST ROUND IN THE
JUST BE THE FIRST ROUND IN THE BATTLE WITH THIS VIRUS.
BATTLE WITH THIS VIRUS. HERE IS WHAT DR. TONY FAUCI SAID
HERE IS WHAT DR. TONY FAUCI SAID DURING TODAY’S WHITE HOUSE
DURING TODAY’S WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING.
BRIEFING. NOTABLY, THIS WAS AFTER THE
NOTABLY, THIS WAS AFTER THE PRESIDENT HAD EXITED THE ROOM.
PRESIDENT HAD EXITED THE ROOM. >> WHAT WE’RE STARTING TO SEE
>> WHAT WE’RE STARTING TO SEE NOW IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE,
NOW IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND IN THE
IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE COUNTRIES,
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE COUNTRIES, IS THAT WE’RE HAVING CASES THAT
IS THAT WE’RE HAVING CASES THAT ARE APPEARING AS THEY GO INTO
ARE APPEARING AS THEY GO INTO THEIR WINTER SEASON.
THEIR WINTER SEASON. AND IF IN FACT THEY HAVE A
AND IF IN FACT THEY HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL OUTBREAK, IT WILL BE
SUBSTANTIAL OUTBREAK, IT WILL BE INEVITABLE THAT WE NEED TO BE
INEVITABLE THAT WE NEED TO BE PREPARED THAT WE’LL GET A CYCLE
PREPARED THAT WE’LL GET A CYCLE AROUND.
AROUND. IT TOTALLY EMPHASIZES THE NEED
IT TOTALLY EMPHASIZES THE NEED TO DO WHAT WE’RE DOING IN
TO DO WHAT WE’RE DOING IN DEVELOPING A VACCINE, TESTING IT
DEVELOPING A VACCINE, TESTING IT QUICKLY, AND TRYING TO GET IT
QUICKLY, AND TRYING TO GET IT READY SO THAT WE’LL HAVE A
READY SO THAT WE’LL HAVE A VACCINE AVAILABLE FOR THAT NEXT
VACCINE AVAILABLE FOR THAT NEXT CYCLE.
CYCLE. >> AND BY THE WAY, NBC NEWS
>> AND BY THE WAY, NBC NEWS COUNT HAS 18 STATES AND NOW THE
COUNT HAS 18 STATES AND NOW THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NOW WITH
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NOW WITH SOME FORM OR FASHION OF
SOME FORM OR FASHION OF RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT OR
RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT OR LARGE GATHERINGS.
LARGE GATHERINGS. AND TODAY IT WAS CLEAR SOME
AND TODAY IT WAS CLEAR SOME LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE IN NO HURRY
LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE IN NO HURRY TO ROLL THOSE BACK.
TO ROLL THOSE BACK. >> THIS THING IS NOT GOING TO
>> THIS THING IS NOT GOING TO EVEN PEAK WE DON’T THINK UNTIL
EVEN PEAK WE DON’T THINK UNTIL MAY 1.
MAY 1. SO I DON’T WANT TOTO MISLEAD
SO I DON’T WANT TOTO MISLEAD ANYBODY.
ANYBODY. THIS IS NOT GOING TO OCCUR
THIS IS NOT GOING TO OCCUR OVERNIGHT.
OVERNIGHT. >> IF WE SEE GATHERINGS, WE WILL
>> IF WE SEE GATHERINGS, WE WILL SHUT THEM DOWN.
SHUT THEM DOWN. PERIOD.
PERIOD. THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY.
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY. AND NO DAY WILL BE JUST ANOTHER
AND NO DAY WILL BE JUST ANOTHER DAY UNTIL WE’RE ON THE OTHER
DAY UNTIL WE’RE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS VIRUS.
SIDE OF THIS VIRUS. >> AND WE’VE BEEN HEARING A LOT
>> AND WE’VE BEEN HEARING A LOT FROM THE PRESIDENT LATELY ABOUT
FROM THE PRESIDENT LATELY ABOUT THE SWIFT IMPROVEMENT IN
THE SWIFT IMPROVEMENT IN CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN OUR
CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN OUR COUNTRY COMPARED TO, SAY, SOUTH
COUNTRY COMPARED TO, SAY, SOUTH KOREA WHERE THEY WERE FAST TO
KOREA WHERE THEY WERE FAST TO DEPLOY TESTING, UNLIKE US.
DEPLOY TESTING, UNLIKE US. WELL, TODAY THE PRESIDENT WAS
WELL, TODAY THE PRESIDENT WAS ONCE AGAIN BOASTING ABOUT THE
ONCE AGAIN BOASTING ABOUT THE TESTING EFFORTS.
TESTING EFFORTS. >> I’M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN.
>> I’M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN. WE TESTED FAR MORE THAN ANYBODY
WE TESTED FAR MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
ELSE. WE DID IN EIGHT DAYS MORE THAN
WE DID IN EIGHT DAYS MORE THAN SOUTH KOREA DID IN EIGHT WEEKS.
SOUTH KOREA DID IN EIGHT WEEKS. THAT’S A BIG NUMBER.
THAT’S A BIG NUMBER. >> REMEMBER, WE LOST ABOUT EIGHT
>> REMEMBER, WE LOST ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS IN THIS FIGHT BY NOT
WEEKS IN THIS FIGHT BY NOT TESTING.
TESTING. AND BOTH "USA TODAY" AND NPR ARE
AND BOTH "USA TODAY" AND NPR ARE DEBUNKING THE PRESIDENT’S LAST
DEBUNKING THE PRESIDENT’S LAST CLAIM THERE.
CLAIM THERE. OUR POPULATION IS SIX TIMES THAT
OUR POPULATION IS SIX TIMES THAT OF SOUTH KOREA.
OF SOUTH KOREA. THEY TESTED A MUCH LARGER
THEY TESTED A MUCH LARGER PROPORTION OF THEIR POPULATION.
PROPORTION OF THEIR POPULATION. THERE WAS ALSO THIS FROM OUR
THERE WAS ALSO THIS FROM OUR PRESIDENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
PRESIDENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. "THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA IS THE
"THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA IS THE DOMINANT FORCE IN TRYING TO KEEP
DOMINANT FORCE IN TRYING TO KEEP ME TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY CLOSED AS
ME TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY CLOSED AS LONG AS POSSIBLE IN THE HOPE
LONG AS POSSIBLE IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO
THAT IT WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO MY ELECTION SUCCESS."
MY ELECTION SUCCESS." AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, HE WAS
AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT AT TODAY’S
ASKED ABOUT THAT AT TODAY’S BRIEFING.
BRIEFING. HERE’S HOW HE RESPONDED.
HERE’S HOW HE RESPONDED. >> THE MEDIA WOULD LIKE TO SEE
>> THE MEDIA WOULD LIKE TO SEE ME DO POORLY IN THE ELECTION.
ME DO POORLY IN THE ELECTION. I THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE
I THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE IT NOT TO OPEN
THAT WOULD LIKE IT NOT TO OPEN SO QUICKLY.
SO QUICKLY. I THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE
I THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE IT TO DO
THAT WOULD LIKE IT TO DO FINANCIALLY POORLY BECAUSE THEY
FINANCIALLY POORLY BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY GOOD AS
THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY GOOD AS FAR AS DEFEATING ME AT THE
FAR AS DEFEATING ME AT THE POLLS.
POLLS. AND I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S SO,
AND I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S SO, BUT I DO THINK IT’S SO THAT A
BUT I DO THINK IT’S SO THAT A LOT OF -- THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE
LOT OF -- THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR PROFESSION THAT WOULD
IN YOUR PROFESSION THAT WOULD LIKE THAT TO HAPPEN.
LIKE THAT TO HAPPEN. I THINK IT’S VERY CLEAR THEY
I THINK IT’S VERY CLEAR THEY WOULD LOVE TO SEE ME FOR

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