Scarborough Furious Trump Took 'Risks With Other People's Lives' at Rally

“You look at all the people in the crowds and there’s not one of them that would get the type of medical treatment that he got,” Joe Scarborough says of Florida attendees

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough railed against President Donald Trump’s in-person Florida campaign rally, furious the president took risks with other people’s lives after his COVID-19 hospitalization.

The “Morning Joe” host said Trump’s decision to campaign in-person Monday night violated everything from American custom to religious teaching because leaders, in his mind, should put their wants and needs behind other people’s.

“Here you have Donald Trump saying, ‘As president, you have to take risks.’ Here’s the problem: Donald Trump’s not taking a risk with his life. You look at all the people in the crowds and there’s not one of them that would get the type of medical treatment that he got. If they got sick and their oxygen level went low, they wouldn’t be rushed out to a helicopter and flown to one of the best medical facilities in the world and have a presidential suite where doctors are giving them a treatment that literally nobody else on the planet has ever gotten for this virus,” he fumed, referencing Trump’s own special medical treatment after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

Rally-goers who might get sick, Scarborough said, would instead be nervous about their families and jobs.

“Donald Trump doesn’t think about that because he never thinks about anybody but himself so no, a president doesn’t have to take risks with other people’s lives for his own political gain and if they do then they are unworthy of your vote, they are unworthy of the presidency, they are unworthy of anybody’s respect,” he concluded.

Watch above via MSNBC.

12 Trump Tweets About the Coronavirus That Are Super Awkward Right Now (Photos)

  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, which makes looking back on some of his tweets over the past 10 months pretty… ironic. 

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  • On Jan. 24, the president was sure “it will all work out well.” He even personally thanked China’s President Xi.

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  • On March 18, he assured us that he “always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously.”

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  • On May 24, he said mail-in ballots would create a “rigged election… Trying to use Covid for this Scam!”

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  • On May 25, he claimied “great reviews” on his handling of COVID-19, “sometimes referred to as the China Virus.”

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  • Here’s a gem from May 28: “All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad ‘gift’ from China, marches on. Not good!”

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  • On June 15, he complained that the “Far Left Fake News Media” is trying to “Covid Shame us on our big Rallies.” This topic came up again few months later, at the first presidential debate, when Trump bragged that there has been “no negative effect” from his 35,000-40,000 person, largely-maskless, mid-pandemic outdoor rallies.

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  • Months before the U.S. deaths surpassed 200,000, Trump tweeted on June 25, “Coronavirus deaths are way down. Mortality rate is one of the lowest in the World.”

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  • On July 5, Trump was still blaming the rise in COVID-19 cases to “massive testing” and that death numbers are down “low and steady,” whatever that means.

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  • On July 6, Trump lamented that the “Lamestream Fake News Media REFUSE to say that China Virus deaths are down 39%.” In September, the country reached 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus. 

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  • Eight days after wearing a mask in public for the first time, he declared that “many people say that it is very Patriotic” to wear a mask on July 20.

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  • This one is particularly ironic. On Sept. 3, Trump criticized “Sleepy Joe Hiden'” for sitting back “in his basement and criticizes every move we make on the China Virus. DOING GREAT JOB!” 

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  • On Sept. 18, Trump bragged that he had done “an incredible job” with the “China virus” than Biden did with the Swine flu pandemic in 2009.

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The President and first lady tested positive for the virus Friday

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, which makes looking back on some of his tweets over the past 10 months pretty… ironic. 

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