MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said that President Donald Trump’s RNC speech to mostly non-masked 1,500 people seated close together on the White House lawn was the “Woodstock of germs,” which is “all very cool if you like coronavirus.”
The Washington Post reports the “overwhelming majority of guests were not administered rapid coronavirus tests.”
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said it was “gross” how former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was wiping sweat from his brow and running his hand up and down the arm of his female companion.
Scarborough also called the RNC speech a “super spreader” event:
As we said in Tulsa, we’re very concerned for the people who were there, who were trying to prove a point and prove their loyalty to Donald Trump, and really his stupid and deadly approach to the coronavirus by not wearing masks, by not socially distancing. By pretending that they weren’t in the middle of a pandemic that’s already killed 180,000 people.
If you’re a senior citizen in Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and you look at 1,000 people packed into one space without social distancing and without masks and thinking about 200,000 people have died, mainly senior citizens, I’m not really hearing what he’s saying.
I’m looking at what he’s doing and that is a super spreader event. Here we have the president of the United States in the middle of a pandemic, the worse pandemic in a century as he said, he’s correct there, conducting as the final night of his convention a super spreader event in the middle of a pandemic as we move toward flu season. Shocking.