Rachel Maddow was unloaded on Donald Trump on Thursday, not only because she had ushered in an economic and constitutional breakdown, but also because she had completely waved the white flag of surrendering a deadly virus that continues to soar across the United States.
The MSNBC host pointed out that every nation around the world that took hard steps to stop the spread of the corona virus had economic consequences. The difference is that the US, unlike other countries, didn't use this time to contain the disease.
For this reason, there has been an increase in cases in more than half of the United States in recent weeks, even if European countries appear to have the virus under control.
"Everyone has had economic success, but look at what they got for their time," said Maddow. "They got their pandemics under control. We do not have."
Maddow said the number of crises in the United States – economy, rule of law, and health – is directly related to the fact that Donald Trump is simply not suitable for this job.
"This level of multivariate, yet existentially threatening, mass catastrophe – we have," she said.
Rachel Maddow says the crises America is now facing are directly related to Donald Trump's inability to be president. #ctl # p2 #maddow pic.twitter.com/2U1STuEHaJ
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I think a lot of people, a lot of Americans, thought that this presidency could be a bad one, that this leader we chose in the last election may not have what it takes to run the country well. I don't think that's an exaggeration. But this level of multivariate, yet existentially threatening mass catastrophe – we have that. We have an economic disaster. We have a disaster under the rule of law. We have a health disaster. None of them subsided. None of them let up. They all get worse every day and everyone descends on us at the same time. We have to survive one, and we have to fix it.
The first step in ending this crisis is to vote out Trump
In the past few months, as America has endured one crisis after another, it has become clear that Donald Trump is simply unable to face this moment.
He is unable to be president at the best of times, but he is a clear and present threat to the country during a national emergency.
Ultimately, the public health and economic collapse that the United States is currently facing cannot be resolved until voters tackle the leadership crisis in November.
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Sean Colarossi currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizational fellow for both President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood in 2014 as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act, helping residents in northeastern Ohio take out health insurance.