Trump Suggests Testing Is Overrated As Whistleblower Torches Virus Response | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Trump Suggests Testing Is Overrated As Whistleblower Torches Virus Response | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


“THE 11th HOUR” WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS WILL BE UP NEXT.>>>WELL, GOOD EVENING ONCE>>>WELL, GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN. DAY 1,211 OF THIS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. 173 DAYS UNTIL OUR NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THE PRESIDENT WONDERED ALOUD IN HIS PUBLIC REMARKS TODAY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS OVERRATED. HE SAID IT COULD BE OVERRATED. HE FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH, MAYBE IT IS OVERRATED. TODAY HE TOOK HIS MESSAGE ABOUT REOPENING THE ECONOMY TO PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE HE TOURED A COMPANY THAT MADE FACE MASKS AND OTHER PPE EQUIPMENT WHILE POINTEDLY NOT WEARING A MASK HIMSELF. TRUMP’S BEEN PRESSURING THE GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA, A DEMOCRAT, TO MOVE FASTER TO LIFT RESTRICTIONS. TONIGHT WE’RE LEARNING THAT NEW YORK’S GOVERNOR HAS EXTENDED THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOR SOME AREAS TILL JUNE 13th. THAT DIRECTIVE HADS BEEN LIFTED FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE, HOWEVER. LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES IN OUR COUNTRY SHOW OVER 36 MILLION PEOPLE ARE NOW OUT OF WORK SINCE THE SHUTDOWN STARTED ABOUT MID-MARCH. AS OF OUR AIR TIME TONIGHT, THE DEATH TOLL IN OUR COUNTRY IS 86,676. THE PRESIDENT SPENT MUCH OF HIS TIME IN PENNSYLVANIA TALKING UP HIS ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORTS TO RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC, PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO THAT SUBJECT OF TESTING.>>WE’VE BEEN DOING TESTING AT A LEVEL THAT NOBODY’S EVER DONE IT BEFORE. WE HAVE THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD. IT COULD BE THAT TESTING’S FRANKLY OVERRATED. MAYBE IT IS OVERRATED. BUT WHATEVER THEY START YELLING, WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE, YOU KNOW, THEY ALWAYS SAY WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOU CREDIT. DON’T FORGET, WE HAVE MORE CASES THAN ANYBODY IN THE WORLD. BUT WHY? BECAUSE WE DO MORE TESTING. WHEN YOU TEST, YOU HAVE A CASE. WHEN YOU TEST, YOU FIND SOMETHING IS WRONG. WITH PEOPLE. IF WE DON’T DO ANY TESTING, WE WOULD HAVE VERY FEW CASES. VARDS.>>JUST A POINT OF ORDER HERE, SO FAR, JUST OVER 10 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TESTED. A LITTLE MORE THAN 3% OF THE POPULATION THOUGH AS YOU HEARD, THE PRESIDENT HAS STARTED TO POINT OUT ROUTINELY THE ONLY REASON WE HAVE SO MANY CASES IS BECAUSE WE DO SO MUCH TESTING. JUST HOURS BEFORE TRUMP MADE THOSE REMARKS, DR. RICK BRIGHT, THE GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST WHO USED TO BE IN CHARGE OF DEVELOPING VACCINES FOR DISEASES LIKE COVID-19, GAVE CONGRESS A DAMNING AND NO HOLDS BARRED ASSESSMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC. DR. BRIGHT SAYS WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO CONTAIN THIS. HE IS THE FIRST FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIAL TO PUBLICLY CRITICIZE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON THIS ISSUE. HIS TESTIMONY COMES AT A CRITICAL POINT FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, JUST AS IT’S TRYING TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC TO RESUME LIFE AS IT WAS BEFORE THE OUTBREAK.>>WE NEED A NATIONAL TESTING STRATEGY. THE VIRUS IS HERE. IT’S EVERYWHERE. WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO FIND IT, ISOLATE IT, AND STOP IT. THERE IS NO MASTER COORDINATED PLAN ON HOW TO RESPOND TO THIS OUTBREAK. WE DON’T HAVE A STRATEGY OR PLAN IN PLACE THAT IDENTIFIES EACH OF THOSE CRITICAL COMPONENTS, AND WE DON’T HAVE A DESIGNATED AGENCY THAT IS SOURCING THOSE CRITICAL COMPONENTS. I’LL NEVER FORGET THE EMAILS I RECEIVED FROM MIKE BOWEN RECEIVED FROM MIKE BOWEN INDICATING THAT WE ARE — OUR MASK SUPPLY, N95 MASK SUPPLY, WAS DECIMATED. AND HE SAID, WE’RE IN DEEP SHIT. THE WORLD IS. AND WE NEED TO ACT. AND I PUSHED THAT FORWARD TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS I COULD IN HHS. I GOT NO RESPONSE.>>WHEN WOULD YOU BET THAT WE WOULD TIME WE WOULD HAVE A VACCINE?>>A LOT OF OPTIMISM IS SWIRLING AROUND A 12 TO 18-MONTH TIME FRAME IF EVERYTHING GOES PERFECTLY. WE’VE NEVER SEEN EVERYTHING GO PERFECTLY.>>DR. BRIGHT HAS FILED A FORMAL WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT ALLEGING HE WAS OUSTED, REASSIGNED TO ANOTHER GOVERNMENT JOB IN RETALIATION SPECIFICALLY FOR SPEAKING OUT AND REFUSING TO BUCKLE TO POLITICAL PRESSURE. THE WHITE HOUSE HAD THIS REACTION TO DR. BRIGHT’S TESTIMONY.>>HE’S NOTHING MORE THAN A REALLY DISGRUNTLED, UNHAPPY PERSON. I WATCHED HIM, AND HE LOOKS LIKE AN ANGRY, DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE WHO FRANKLY, ACCORDING TO SOME PEOPLE, DIDN’T DO A VERY GOOD JOB.>>EVERYTHING HE’S COMPLAINING ABOUT WAS ACHIEVED. EVERYTHING HE TALKED ABOUT WAS DONE. OH, AND BY THE WAY, WHOSE JOB WAS IT TO ACTUALLY LEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES? DR. BRIGHT. SO WHILE WE’RE LAUNCHING OPERATION WARP SPEED, HE’S NOT SHOWING UP FOR WORK TO BE PART OF THAT.>>ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HEALTH SECRETARY AZAR IS ON BOARD WERE ANSWERED WITH THAT TODAY. AS THE HEARING WAS UNFOLDING A LITTLE MORE THAN AN HOUR AFTER BRIGHT SAID THE WHITE HOUSE HAD NO PLAN FOR THE PANDEMIC, WE HEARD THIS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY.>>I JUST WANTED TO OUTLINE OUR PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS. THE OBAMA/BIDEN PLAN THAT HAS BEEN REFERENCED WAS INSUFFICIENT, WASN’T GOING TO WORK. SO WHAT OUR ADMINISTRATION DID UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS DO AN ENTIRE 1018 PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS REPORT. BEYOND THAT WE DID A HOLD EXERCISE ON PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR AND HAD AN ENTIRE AFTER-ACTION REPORT TOGETHER. WE’LL HAVE A FULL UPDATE TOMORROW FOR YOU GUYS AT THE BRIEFING LINE BY LINE OF HOW PREPARED WE WERE FOR THIS PANDEMIC.>>ALSO TODAY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL FINALLY POSTED ITS GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING COMMUNITIES ACROSS OUR COUNTRY AND SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES. AFTER SEVERAL A.P. REPORTS SURFACED ABOUT HOW THE WHITE HOUSE SHELVED AN EARLIER DRAFT AND ORDERED THE AGENCY TO REVISE IT. POLITICO REPORTING THE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS, QUOTE, WHICH APPEAR TO BE WATERED DOWN FROM PREVIOUSLY LEAKED VERSIONS, PROVIDE BRIEF CHECKLISTS MEANT TO HELP KEY BUSINESSES AND OTHERS OPERATING IN PUBLIC REOPEN SAFELY. THERE ARE ALSO DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER OR NOT U.S. SENATORS WHO RECEIVED BRIEFINGS JUST AS THE CORONAVIRUS WAS HITTING THE U.S. IN TURN USED THAT INFORMATION TO DUMP STOCKS TO STEM THEIR OWN FINANCIAL LOSSES. NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN SENATOR RICHARD BURR SAYS HE WILL STEP DOWN AS SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR ONE DAY AFTER FEDERAL AGENTS SEIZED HIS CELL PHONE AS PART OF AN INQUIRY INTO STOCK TRADES HE MADE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE OUTBREAK. THIS AFTERNOON BURR EXPLAINED WHY HE DECIDED TO STEP ASIDE.>>THIS IS A DISTRACTION TO THE HARD WORK OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE MEMBERS, AND I THINK THE SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY IS TOO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A DISTRACTION.>>CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN SAYS THE FBI ASKED HER QUESTIONS ABOUT HER STOCK TRADES, WHICH SHE SAYS WERE MADE BY HER HUSBAND H. GEORGIA REPUBLICAN SENATOR KELLY LOEFFLER’S OFFICE NOW SAYS THAT SHE HAS SENT HER INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS TO THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. AND THIS ALSO CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION. “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORTING TONIGHT FEDERAL RECORDS SHOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS PAID AT LEAST $970,000 TO THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION SINCE THE PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE. THAT NUMBER WOULD INCLUDE

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100 thoughts on “Trump Suggests Testing Is Overrated As Whistleblower Torches Virus Response | The 11th Hour | MSNBC”

  • Legendary Force says:

    Trump is right again. The more you test, the more positive results you will get. So what? We need antibody testing, which shows that this virus that everyone is so afraid of is way more common than what democrats want to admit.

  • Rebecca Mumford says:

    Sweet mercy I can't believe I just heard the President of the United States say something so…. moronic.

    I once developed stomach ulcers that bled internally without me knowing about it. And soon I developed anemia but didn't really realise it until I finally got sick enough to wind up in the local hospital ER. According to Trump if I hadn't have had a blood test taken then I'd have been fine because I wouldn't have had a case of anemia. Nevermind I was pale as a corpse and so sick I couldn't even keep water down. I just…

    I have no words to properly describe this idiocy.

  • The Doran Williams Show *Subscribe* says:

    Fun fact about these tests:
    There are 36 strands of Coronavirus
    A) All of them are non-lethal, for healthy individuals
    B) We have all been exposed to them for our entire lives
    C) They can remain dormant our bodies for years
    I) Meaning we can test positive, but have zero symptoms
    II) Also there's 10 types [Or degrees]
    of tests. You can be positive for
    one, but test negative for the rest.
    III) This could be detrimental if you
    are misdiagnosed with a "killer
    disease have to miss work or even
    worse, separated from loved ones
    for something that had been in our
    body before puberty.
    D) It cannot spread from human to human. It can only mutate inside of your bloodstream if you have bad health (Which is why me and my children can feed The Homeless hand to hand and not
    even get as much as a cough)

    The point is, the tests are useless and will do more harm than good.

  • Jason Castillo says:

    Our government is an embrassment. You can't trust anything they say, they continue to placate the man child that is the president. Caring more about their careers and nothing about the people THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING. This ain't right we most unit. When the government fails the people, the people need to raise up.

  • Trump is right: USA must forget about the tests and immediately, by magic, all concerns related to the Coronavirus will disappear. And so, already everyone in the world of Alice and her wonders, will go out into the street and return to work without any worries. Who feel sick in the next few weeks, must assume that they have gotten any other disease, except coronavirus.

  • IslandGal 500 says:

    If leaders and department heads would quit blaming and pointing a finger at each other and work together, they might get to a logical plan of action faster. Stop being so childish and wasting precious time. Get on with it! They are acting like a bunch of stupid bullies on the playground.

  • Sherry Morris says:

    'We been doing the most tests' ??? Maybe in The White House. I don't see 'most' in other areas. Plus, it's already proven The White House tests are invalid & present false negatives. Trump needs a new testing comedy line.

  • Carl Hammill says:

    If its overrated then why is Trump and everyone in white house getting tested daily? We heard this same line of non-sense from CDC early in outbreak when they said mask don't really help in prevention of getting virus – then why has medical field been wearing mask for last 100 years? My advice is question everything that is said by Trump or CDC and see if it passes common sense test.

  • Grace Bertrand says:

    They SURE pulled that Pandemic report together all of a sudden after destroying Obama's…. Problem…are the page empty?😂

  • David Renwick says:

    "Death, while I am President is over-rated." "These deaths did not occur and the figures are fake." The USA testing is currently ranking 38th per capita in the world's countries and that has not changed in a month.

  • anna martinez says:

    NO!!! Your a Bimbo and (you) can't seem to learn ANYTHING!!!! It's bad because YOU said it was a hoax and you can't seem to remember what you're saying. You have been disgruntled at the beginning and what do you think those that who locked Dr Bright out and his email were going to say. In other words they did a Drumpf hide their sht from the public. Now all of a sudden another bimbo suddenly has a preparedness plan, IN MAY. They are all fumbling around, obviously to try to disparage one of the best Presidents in the world president Obama

  • If you look over the FBI files – you will find a lot of statistical information – a lot of data numberd that you can reference to in one of your research papers or in defending your thesis. – Great but this information becomes available because they are reported. – Testing for the virus is going to act like information reporting which will make the present known cases count numbers increase. Flunkies do not want the number of cases to go up because it shifts the statical norm and much of the standard deviation of each of the variables used in any statistical testing of the human population.

  • Punishing whistle blower will make more casualties out of American lives due to ignorance and taking action on virus risks.

  • Day 1211 of this "Fake-Presidentsy" 173 more days til we oust this fat bag of sand….GET HIM OUT…LOCK HIM UP 🚨🚨🚨

  • timothy deflice says:

    I know I like the phrase painted face horror, but serious lady way too much Orange. You got the blend in your makeup. Didn't your sister or mom ever teach you that.

  • cliff tucker says:

    MSNBC….Your hilarious ….i switch from over from the real news Fox to you guys for entertainment and get a good laugh…you guys remind me of the soap operas my mother use to watch with a dash of Bevis and Butt head….keep up the entertainment …..TRUMP 2020

  • Douglas Wong says:

    He didn't know him
    He never meets him, never talks to him
    But, he is an angry disgruntled???
    Sounds like that Trump know that him very well

  • Anybody know where trump goes on that helicopter he runs as a backdrop at his briefings? Does he have to commute somewhere a car can’t go?

  • It would not surprise me if #45 has a vaccine( from China), and would not say so or share it with the U.S.A. ,because #45 his selfish ego-brat of so-called person, also because #45 is such good friends with the China leader for life, as #45 has said,and trust him wholeheartedly

  • So much preparedness that over 90,000 people died already but we are so prepared…please make trump resign!

  • mistercohaagen says:

    I can't wait to fight through the withdrawals of my outrage addiction after this guy is dead and buried.

  • No one has done testing like this before because it's the 1st time America gki g through a world pandemic you dumb F**k Trump. Why you always bragging for? You not doing anywhere good during this National crisis you piece of 🌰 so called President.

  • Keith Dickerson says:

    BEST ECONOMY IN YEARS TO SEE HOW AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO JUST WANTED MONEY . HOW WE DOING FOR TIME BEING KILLED EVERY SINGLE DAY AND FOR WHAT SOMEONE ELSE MAKING MILLIONS AND LOOK AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL OF DEAD

  • Tango in the Night Band says:

    He's possibly doing the US and the world a favour by not wearing a mask himself… fingers crossed!!

  • Lynwood de Hoedt says:

    Why test? It only provides results and information. How can you win an election with those numbers in the public forum?

  • Many states attempting to reopen their economies have no “circuit breakers” in their plans — no benchmarks that would require them to reimpose restrictions if infections spike. That's already proving problematic in Texas, which reported its highest single-day death toll two weeks after it began to reopen.

  • Beyond_artists A says:

    Is that mean we have more Covid-19 deaths than any other country because more people have been tested?🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️. Someone need some days off.

  • Carolyn Ross says:

    https://youtu.be/d9GbVZOcT18 this is all to divide and conquer the world not just the two American parties….although it's the US economy that the new world order is trying to ruin….Trump was right about his information regarding hydroxychloroquine, vitamin C/D and zinc and to remind you….there has NEVER been a vaccine for covid in decades and never will be effective even if they say they have found one

  • John Townsend says:

    trump refuses to wear a mask, presumably because it’s a sign of weakness. The mask is not for his protection … it’s for protecting people around him from him. His refusal is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of negligent disregard for people around him. It's also a grim but apt metaphor for trump's reckless insipid attitude towards the pandemic disease enveloping the nation and the world!

  • Look at the way trump peacocks at the 5:23 mark, man trump loves to have his boots licked, I know trump would love to have a rally right now…

  • Lilac Lizard says:

    For anyone who doesn't know, the number that matters in showing if testing is adequate is the percentage of tests returning a positive result. To contain the virus, it's generally accepted that you need no more than 1% of tests to be positive (eg South Korea). America's current rate is 13% of all tests positive, putting the US at 94th place on testing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_testing (half way down the page for chart)
    That 1% is the minimum just to stop it growing further, to eradicate needs a much higher, as yet undefined number of tests per positive case found. Vietnam is the largest country so far with eradication & no dispute over authenticity of numbers, they are at 0.12% of tests positive So America is doing very poorly on testing!

  • Brenda Zorros says:

    Trump is wayyyy oves rated!! He makes no sense he is dangerous…. Not listening to EXPERTS. Worse then a third world country!!! We need a REAL LEADER!!!

  • Jazetta Williams says:

    Is this another joke. There is no plan. The white house never had a plan since this pandemic began.Only thing they're concerned of is a fast track to a vaccine. But there are no checks on this administration so they do whatever.

  • joseph bodden says:

    TRtUMP; hey look at me! I have unlimited tests available for ME and the WH staff so everyone is TESTED DAILY so I don't wear a mask! (THE FORCE IS STUPID IN THIS ONE)

  • joseph bodden says:

    iF THE unnecessary deaths are a result of intentional actions then they are not mere neglect, they are murders.

  • Angela FInch says:

    The testing is overrated…….AND YET he states he get tested everyday that's why he doesnt wear a mask!!!🤔. Does he realize he's in the "elderly" group??🥴

  • Revealing Serendipity says:

    Trump is stealing America blind right in front of our very eyes. He has ruled that he is above the law and he can do whatever he wants with our country, our government, our taxpayer money, etc. etc. He has become our American "Putin".

  • So everybody going to act like they didn't hear him say Trump is renting his own rooms at the cost of nearly a million dollars

  • Gary Witherspoon says:

    Someone give Trump the virus. See how he handles it? People are saying he is immune. Maybe is maybe isn’t .. we just don’t know.

  • Trail Hopper says:

    And now we have, "operation warp speed, that means (are you ready stupid people) that means BIG and that means FAST" VRRRROOMM. Thanks for today's studies lesson.

  • A time where we see FAR too many examples of how integrity has sadly become more like some rare gems…. rather than the norm! Imho, be afraid… be very afraid! =/ Stay safe, show compassion & be well.

  • David Delane Snow says:

    please stop the blame game and stop pretending you all care; when a 'loved one' of Trump's dies – maybe he'll awake up it's not a ego race

  • Just replay that little speech at the PA factory. That tells us all about his level of competence. When you test, you find cases. If no one has the virus, then no matter how many times you test, there will be no cases. And that crock of BS from McEnaney–ridiculous. If both of those reports were done in 2018 and 2019, then we would not be in this position.

  • yvonne whitehouse says:

    theres not enough tests to save american lives. The chump and his family and cronies use them every day

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