Chris Hayes on Friday delivered a damning assessment of Donald Trump’s time in office and his failures over the coronavirus pandemic, and offered a detailed argument as to why the president should quit.
Trump has “failed definitively” with his fumbled handling of the public health crisis, argued the host of MSNBC’s “All In” ― and “it is an urgent matter of public health, of public safety at this moment, for the president, Donald Trump, to resign.”
Hayes said the United States is “in the midst of one of the worst governing failures in American history,” and said there is “no country on Earth this far into this pandemic that has bungled it this badly.”
He described Trump’s entire presidency as “terrible,” citing his “lawlessness” and his “incompetence,” as well as “what he has done to immigrants and immigrant children, what happened with Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico” and Trump’s habit of “putting his personal interest ahead of the country’s, which is what he was impeached for.”
But now, the U.S. has “reached a new depth,” Hayes said. “As coronavirus cases race back up, the president ignored warnings from his public health experts. That resulted in tens of thousands of preventable deaths. And we’re looking at tens of thousands more.”
“If this presidency had creditors, the virus’ resurgence this week would have been a default event,” he added. “Only it is not his creditors who are suffering. It is us.”
Check out Hayes’ full monologue above.