On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mentioned that everybody however President Donald Trump had seen the coronavirus pandemic coming firstly of the yr.
‘Everybody saw this coming, everybody saw this coming in early January’ – Even Though Joe Scarborough Didn’t?
“Everybody saw this coming, everybody saw this coming in early January,” Scarborough claimed on his program “Morning Joe.”
Scarborough on Trump and the Coronavirus: Unlike him, “Everybody saw this coming in early January” pic.twitter.com/rB2ZZNgzb6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 1, 2020
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But there’s an enormous downside along with his assertion – even Scarborough wasn’t speaking about coronavirus in early January.
Trump 2020 Communications Director Matt Wolking tweeted, “Brazen lie from @JoeNBC. @Morning_Joe did not mention the coronavirus until Jan 24, when a guest said ‘we don’t need to be overly concerned yet in the U.S.’ and ‘Americans [should] take this as a wake up call for seasonal flu.’ Joe himself didn’t mention coronavirus until Feb 7.”
Brazen lie from @JoeNBC.@Morning_Joe didn’t point out the coronavirus till Jan 24, when a visitor mentioned “we don’t need to be overly concerned yet in the U.S.” and “Americans [should] take this as a wake up call for seasonal flu.”
Joe himself did not point out coronavirus till Feb 7 https://t.co/qECFnUBBJg
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) April 1, 2020
Coronavirus Wasn’t Even Mentioned on ‘Morning Joe’ Until January 24
Coronavirus was not talked about on “Morning Joe” till January 24, when cohost Mika Brzezinski learn a information report about China and the 26th dying occurring in Wuhan.
There have been only a few minutes of COVID-19 protection that day, with most reporting and political conversations focusing nearly completely on President Trump’s impeachment trial.
hilariously, Joe Scarborough @Morning_Joe now claims “everyone knew” scale of corona-crisis in EARLY JANUARY when he:
– by no means talked about it
– did not warn anybody
– instructed his viewers they need to fear extra about flu
– and obsessed about impeachment!
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) April 1, 2020
Just ten days earlier than this early report, the Chinese authorities together with the World Health Organization was nonetheless saying that the coronavirus was not transmissible from individual to individual.
Obviously we’ve since realized this isn’t true. We have additionally all realized collectively, whether or not Scarborough needs to confess it or not, pretending this was well-known again in January.
Left-Leaning Journalist Glenn Greenwald Calls Joe Out
The Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald took Joe to activity, tweeting, “Look what a pathological liar @JoeNBC is. Today he said about the coronavirus pandemic in the US: “Everybody saw this coming in early January.” Number of @JoeNBC tweets in January by matter: Impeachment – 29 Election – 11 Sports – 7 Coronavirus – 0″
Look what a pathological liar @JoeNBC is. Today he mentioned in regards to the coronavirus pandemic within the US:
“Everybody saw this coming in early January.”
Number of @JoeNBC tweets in January by matter:
Impeachment – 29
Election – 11
Sports – 7
Coronavirus – 0pic.twitter.com/qjhX11wguH
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 1, 2020
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Greenwald is true.
But Joe Scarborough’s function right here isn’t to inform the reality, however to harm the President. In that effort, any lie will do.