It is getting harder and harder to find a mainstream media outlet that doesn’t still prioritize attacking President Donald Trump over all else.
That trend continued on Monday when former White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci blasted Trump on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” not only calling Trump a “virus,” but suggesting Trump should be placed in a “verbal communication quarantine to help out the rest of the nation.”
Playing the blame game
Scaramucci took his appearance on national TV as an invitation to initiate a partisan screed against Trump.
He attacked Trump’s handling of the markets during coronavirus crisis, saying that “the market does know … that Donald Trump is actually the virus and he’s replicated throughout the executive branch and has more or less decapitated their ability to handle this crisis.”
Scaramucci declared that a “group intervention” is required to “explain to [Trump] what he is doing in terms of telling people we’ve got it under control, and this litany of 18,000 or 20,000 lies at this point.”
“So, to me, step one, quarantine the president. Get him off of Twitter. Get him away from a television camera, and then, step two, bring people in like Dr. Fauci to explain what’s going on and take immediate and aggressive action here. You have to overcompensate for the mistakes that have been made, but we need to do it immediately.”
Now, to put all this into perspective, Scaramucci has never been a mayor, governor, or elected to any other office. Scaramucci has no medical experience. His education consists of a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Harvard University.
He is regularly touted as former White House staffer, but his time at that position lasted all of 11 days. Point being, he is hardly qualified to critique the administration on its response to a nearly unprecedented pandemic.
Setting the record straight
Both MSNBC and Scaramucci look absurdly foolish because everything he says should be put into play was already in the works when he did his interview.
This was just as bad as Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden putting up a web page about his response to the coronavirus and citing measures the Trump administration had already put in place.
The 15-day shutdown had already made national headlines as well a congressional stimulus package to help those most affected by the shutdowns.
Trump has regularly deferred to Dr. Fauci and the rest of the coronavirus task force to address the crisis. Additionally, he has given VP Mike Pence all the credit for running this task force and also regularly defers to him when they are at the podium. Trump’s response hasn’t been perfect, but it’s undeniable that by this point, his response is in line with the actual experts’ recommendations.