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MSNBC 21 May 2020

Trump Refuses Mask In Public As U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 95,000

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Visiting a Ford facility in Michigan, Trump failed again to wear a face mask in front of the media as U.S. deaths from the coronavirus continue to increase. Aired on 05/21/2020.


On the day the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus reached the grim milestone of 100,000, the president spent his morning attacking his critics and more before heading to Florida and touring a NASA facility without wearing a face mask. Aired on 05/27/2020.
As the number of COVID-19 deaths surpass 92,000 in the U.S., President Trump continues to tout the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and intensifies the push to reopen the country. Aired on 5/19/2020.
Many states in the United States are reopening parts of their economies, despite public health experts warning it will lead to a surge in deaths from COVID-19.
Arizona is one such state, and some people are opposing the move.
To date, more than 620 Arizonans have died from COVID 19, and the number of new infections is still rising.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.
On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds a majority of voters support mandatory face masks in public in some capacity. 40% support it being mandatory in both indoor and outdoor public spaces while 28% say indoor only. Pollster and Ipsos director of research, Mallory Newall, explains public opinion on this issue while physician and health systems expert, Dr. Prabhjot Singh discusses how to bring face masks into American culture. This survey was conducted online within the United States from May 18-19, 2020 among 932 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.

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"THE 11th HOUR" WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS STARTS NOW.
>>> AND GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN.
>>> AND GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN.
DAY 1,218 OF THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION.
166 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
THE PANDEMIC HAS NOW CLAIMED
OVER 95,000 AMERICAN LIVES.
AND AS WE CONTINUE OUR EFFORT TO
ILLUSTRATE WHAT A DEATH TOLL OF
95,000 LOOKS LIKE, IT’S THE
EQUIVALENT OF LOSING EVERYONE
ONBOARD 613 BOEING 737 PASSENGER
JETS.
PUT ANOTHER WAY, THE EQUIVALENT
OF THE CRASH OF A 737 WITH 155
SOULS ONBOARD EVERY DAY FOR 613
DAYS.
AND AMONG THE MANY WAYS LIFE HAS
CHANGED FOR ALL OF US OVER THESE
PAST NINE WEEKS, THERE’S
CONTINUING CONTROVERSY NOW OVER
WHAT MANY AMERICANS ARE NOW
WEARING TO TRY TO KEEP THIS
VIRUS AT BAY.
TONIGHT THE PHOTO THE PRESIDENT
DID NOT WANT THE WORLD TO SEE
HAS SURFACED.
TRUMP WAS PHOTOGRAPHED
APPARENTLY UNKNOWINGLY DURING
HIS BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR AT
FORD MOTOR TODAY IN MICHIGAN.
THE WHITE HOUSE, OF COURSE,
RECOMMENDED FACE COVERINGS FOR
THE REST OF US OVER TWO MONTHS
AGO NOW.
THAT’S WHEN THE PRESIDENT TOLD
US HE COULDN’T SEE HIMSELF
WEARING ONE WHILE GREETING,
QUOTE, PRESIDENTS, PRIME
MINISTERS, DICTATORS, KINGS AND
QUEENS AT THE RESOLUTE DESK IN
THE OVAL OFFICE.
AND HERE’S THE PRESIDENT’S
EXPLANATION WHEN ASKED WHY HE
WENT WITHOUT THE MASK FOR THE
ENTIRETY OF HIS TOUR AT THE FORD
PLANT, DEFYING BOTH COMPANY
POLICY AND MICHIGAN LAW.
>> I DID WEAR -- I HAD ONE ON
BEFORE.
I WORE ONE IN THIS BACK AREA,
BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE THE
PRESS THE PLEASURE OF SEEING IT.
BUT, NO, I HAD IT IN THE BACK
AREA.
I DID PUT A MASK ON.
I DID.
I HAD GOGGLES AND A MASK RIGHT
BACK THERE.
AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE.
HERE.
>> WHY WOULD YOU NOT SHALL
WEARING IT --
>> BECAUSE IN THIS AREA -- NOT
NECESSARY HERE.
EVERYBODY’S BEEN TESTED AND I’VE
BEEN TESTED.
IN FACT, I WAS TESTED THIS
MORNING.
[ INAUDIBLE ].
>> THAT’S THEIR CHOICE.
I WAS GIVEN A CHOICE.
>> WHAT ABOUT THE EXAMPLE IT
SETS FOR OTHER AMERICANS?
>> I THINK IT SETS AN EXAMPLE
BOTH WAYS.
>> ONCE TRUMP LEFT, FORD MOTOR
ISSUED THIS STATEMENT, AND WE
GOAT.
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN BILL FORD
ENCOURAGED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO
WEAR A MASK WHEN HE ARRIVED.
HE WORE A MASK DURING A PRIVATE
VIEWING OF THREE FORD GTs FROM
OVER THE YEARS.
THE PRESIDENT LATER REMOVED THE
MASK FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
VISIT.
MICHIGAN, BY THE WAY, HAS WELL
NORTH OF 53,000 CORONAVIRUS
CASES.
THAT NUMBER STILL RISING.
NOT LONG AGO, RACHEL MADDOW
ASKED MICHIGAN’S GOVERNOR ABOUT
TRUMP’S CASUAL APPROACH TO
WEARING A MASK.
>> IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT
ANYONE WITH A PLATFORM HAS A
RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT
THEY MODEL PRECISELY WHAT WE’RE
ASKING EVERYONE ELSE TO DO.
THIS IS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH, NOT
ONE PERSON’S OR ANOTHER.
THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF US, AND
ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER
AND RESPONSIBILITY I HOPE
EMULATES AND DOES PRECISELY WHAT
THEY’RE ASKING EVERYONE ELSE TO
DO.
>> WHILE IT IS TRUE OF WHATEVER
HE DOES OR SAYS OR ANYWHERE HE
GOES, THERE WERE PLENTY OF
POLITICAL UNDERTONES TO TRUMP’S
MICHIGAN TRIP TODAY.
BEFORE VISITING THE FORD PLANT,
THE PRESIDENT HELD A ROUNDTABLE
WITH LOCAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN
LEADERS, COVERED QUITE A FEW
TOPICS.
>> PEOPLE FROM DETROIT AND
FRIENDS FROM THE AREA HAVE SAID
IT’S INCREDIBLE, THE JOB THAT
WE’VE DONE.
WE’VE MADE A LOT OF GOVERNORS
LOOK VERY GOOD.
I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH
CDC, AND I TALKED ABOUT
CHURCHES.
I SAID I WANT THE CHURCHES TO
OPEN, AND THE PEOPLE WANT THE
CHURCHES TO OPEN.
AND I THINK YOU’LL HAVE
SOMETHING COME DOWN VERY SOON
FROM CDC.
WE WANT TO GET OUR CHURCHES
BACK.
YOU HAVE A LOT OF UNFORTUNATELY
IN THIS CASE DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS.
I THINK THEY THINK IT’S GOOD
POLITICS TO KEEP IT CLOSED, BUT
WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
THEY’RE HURTING THEMSELVES.
I THINK THEY LOOK AT IT AS A
POSSIBLE NOVEMBER QUESTION.
IT’S NOT A NOVEMBER QUESTION.
IT HAPPENS TO BE VERY BAD FOR
THEM.
>> THE SPEECH TRUMP LATER GAVE
AT THE FORD PLANT, COMPLETE WITH
ATTACKS ON HILLARY CLINTON AND
JOE BIDEN, SOUNDED TO A LOT OF
FOLKS LIKE A CAMPAIGN SPEECH.
AND WHILE IN MICHIGAN, A KEY
SWING STATE, LET’S NOT FORGET,
HE CONTINUED HIS UNFOUNDED
ATTACKS ON VOTING BY MAIL.
>> WHAT WE WANT IS WE WANT GOOD,
STRAIGHT, HONEST VOTING, OKAY?
HONEST VOTING.
AND BY THE WAY, IF THAT COULD BE
HONEST, WHICH OBVIOUSLY IT CAN’T
BE.
YOU GET A BALLOT, YOU’RE SITTING
IN YOUR BEDROOM SIGNING IT, WHO
KNOWS WHO’S SIGNING IT?
WHO KNOWS THAT IT EVER GETS TO
YOUR HOUSE?
WHO KNOWS THAT THEY DON’T
PIRATE?
YOU KNOW, THEY PIRATE THESE
APPLICATIONS.
THEY PRINT NEW VOTING FORMS, AND
THEN THEY SEND THEM AROUND.
PEOPLE SIGN THEM, OR ONE PERSON
SIGNS THEM WITH DIFFERENT PENS
AND A DIFFERENT SIGNATURE EVERY
TIME.
IT’S -- IT’S OBVIOUSLY THERE’S
GOING TO BE FRAUD.
WE’RE NOT BABIES.
THERE’S TREMENDOUS FRAUD.
>> TONIGHT POLITICO REPORTS ONE
OF TRUMP’S ELECTION FRAUD
CONSPIRACY THEORIES AS
COLLAPSED.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW
ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCED IT FOUND
NO WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD IN THE
2018 RACES FOR SENATE AND
GOVERNOR THERE.
TRUMP HAD COMPLAINED LOUDLY
ABOUT FRAUD AND THEFT AND
DEMOCRATIC-RICH BROWARD AND PALM
BEACH COUNTIES.
NONE WAS FOUND.
THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM THIS
PANDEMIC VIRUS CONTINUES TO BE
DEVASTATING AS MORE AMERICANS
CONTINUE TO LOSE THEIR JOBS.
FINDING WORK IS NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE FOR SO MANY.
2.4 MILLION MORE WORKERS FILED
FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK.
THAT MEANS MORE THAN 38 MILLION
AMERICANS HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS
THAT WE KNOW OF OVER THE PAST
NINE WEEKS.
THERE’S DEEPENING CONCERN ABOUT
WHETHER THERE WILL BE ANOTHER
RELIEF PACKAGE AND WHAT IT WILL
CONTAIN.
WELL, TODAY TRUMP SAID THERE’S
MUCH MORE THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO
TO HELP.
>> THE COUNTRY’S GOING TO BE IN
A VERY GOOD PLACE, VERY GOOD
PLACE.
THERE’S A LOT OF AMMUNITION LEFT
IN THE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF THE
FED AND THE TREASURY AND ALL THE
PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING ON IT.
WE HAVE A LOT OF AMMUNITION
LEFT, UNLIMITED AMMUNITION IF WE
NEED IT.
BUT WE WON’T NEED IT.
>> EARLIER ON THIS NETWORK,
HOWEVER, CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE
DINGELL, THE DEMOCRAT WHO
REPRESENTS THE AREA IN MICHIGAN
THAT THE PRESIDENT VISITED
TODAY, SPOKE ELOQUENTLY ABOUT
THE NEW REALITY FOR SO MANY
AMERICANS.
>> I STILL HAVE FRIENDS DYING.
I HAVE A MEMORIAL, DROP-BY
MEMORIAL WHEN I’M THROUGH WITH
THIS INTERVIEW, AND I HAVE A
FUNERAL TOMORROW.
MY FRIENDS ARE STILL DYING, AND
PEOPLE ARE SCARED.
THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT -- THEY
DON’T WANT TO GET COVID.
IT’S STILL REAL.
IT’S STILL OUT THERE.
BUT THEN THEY’RE ALSO WORRIED
ABOUT THEIR JOB.
THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT HOW
THEY’RE GOING TO PUT FOOD ON THE
TABLE.
CAN THEY PAY THEIR RENT AND
MORTGAGE?
HOW ARE THEY GOING TO TAKE CARE
OF THEIR KIDS?
THIS IS A REAL FEAR THAT WORKING
MEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY
ARE FEELING.
>> ONE MORE THING FROM THE
PRESIDENT.
AS HE LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE AND
ULTIMATELY FOR MICHIGAN THIS
MORNING, HE OFFERED AN UPDATE ON
HIS OWN EFFORTS TO AVOID
CATCHING COVID-19.
SEE IF YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS.
HE IS TALKING ABOUT TESTING AND
HIS OWN TEST RESULTS.
>> HOW LONG DO YOU EXPECT TO
TAKE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE?
>> I THINK IT’S ANOTHER DAY.
I HAD A TWO-WEEK REGIMEN OF
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, AND I’VE
TAKEN IT, I THINK, JUST ABOUT
TWO WEEKS.
I THINK IT’S ANOTHER DAY.
AND I’M STILL HERE.
I’M STILL HERE.
AND I TESTED VERY POSITIVELY IN
THE ANOTHER SENSE.
>> NEGATIVE?
>> YEAH.
I TESTED POSITIVELY TOWARD
NEGATIVE, RIGHT?
NO, I TESTED PERFECTLY THIS

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