What were they thinking?
According to Breitbart News, MSNBC political analyst Karine Jean-Pierre recently labeled President Donald Trump as racist after he referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.”
Fill-in host John Heilemann asked, “It seems to me that is what has happened here over the last couple of days that President Trump has realized on the basis of the continued falls in the stock market and some of the briefings that suggest how serious the health impacts can be in the United States, he finally came to the realization that happy talk Trump was not working and was not going to bear up to reality.”
He added, “So he shifted now, and he’s shifted to xenophobic wartime Trump. Where he thinks the only path now is to basically declare the virus public enemy number one, paint it in somewhat racist terms, and say we must defeat this virus and try to take the mantle. That I’m like the Douglas MacArthur, the Dwight Eisenhower, or Harry Truman of virus warfare. Trump is now making that pivot.”
He further stated, “I’m curious whether you see the same thing, number one. And whether you think that is a strategy that has any chance of working when we also see schizophrenic Trump behaving in different ways on Twitter than he does in the White House briefing room.”
Jean-Pierre said, “I wanted to say the xenophobia and racism in the outbreak is such a common thing. We’ve seen it in past health outbreaks we’ve seen in this country’s history. The problem is it’s coming directly from the president of the United States. It is incredibly dangerous. It is problematic, and it is scary. I just want to call that out squarely. You do have people in the Asian-American community whose lives are at risk. For the president to call it a Chinese virus or foreign virus, that’s so dangerous and not a good thing to do obviously.” You can read the full article here.