At one point on Friday, Donald Trump made the surprising move of thanking MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. This was rather surreal, considering Maddow has been leading the way in exposing Trump’s corrupt antics and unfitness for office. But Maddow had interviewed a military General the night before about the Army’s coronavirus response, and Trump seemed to like it.
Rachel Maddow, who is about five times smarter than Donald Trump, used it as an opportunity to educate people on Twitter about what’s really going on. She quoted Trump’s tweet and added this:
Hi, Mr. President — thanks for tweeting that interview. Gen. Semonite and the Army Corps are indeed doing great work, but at nowhere near the scale that is needed. We’re hundreds of thousands of hospital beds behind, months behind schedule, and we’re about to see the number of sick patients surge and hospitals overflow in multiple US sites at once. This is not an NYC problem or even just a city problem. The apex patient surges will not happen tidily, one after the other, they’ll flare up all over, overlapping.
Rachel Maddow actually kept at it for quite awhile longer. You can read her entire excellent response to Donald Trump here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report