President Donald Trump’s widely criticized managing of the federal reduction exertion following Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 was “the canary in the coal mine” foretelling how he would respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Hayes mentioned Thursday.
“Even ahead of the pandemic, there were times in the presidency of Trump the place all of it — the self-serving incompetence, the utter deficiency of empathy, the disregard of human lifetime, all of it — was laid bare,” observed the host of MSNBC’s “All In.”
Hayes recalled how Trump lashed out at the Puerto Rican persons “because the disaster produced him look bad” and relentlessly downplayed the death toll.
The president has made use of very similar tactics during the present general public wellbeing disaster that has now killed far more than 130,000 people in the United States by itself.
“That was the canary in the coal mine, a wake-up call that confirmed the correct nature of this gentleman, of this administration, what would materialize if another natural catastrophe have been to strike,” stated Hayes.
It foreshadowed Trump’s “callous and incompetent reaction to the coronavirus crisis,” he included.
Check out out Hayes’ monologue over.
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