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Rachel Maddow skewers Trump as a super spreading epidemiological menace

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Rachel Maddow makes the sad case that Donald Trump is a purposeful coronavirus super spreader. And he enjoys doing it.

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Rachel Maddow pointed out the sad reality that Trump's irresponsible rallies are making the pandemic worse. USA Today reported that the fact recently.

As President Donald Trump jetted across the country holding campaign rallies during the past two months, he didn’t just defy state orders and federal health guidelines. He left a trail of coronavirus outbreaks in his wake.

The president has participated in nearly three dozen rallies since mid-August, all but two at airport hangars. A USA, TODAY analysis, shows COVID-19 cases grew at a faster rate than before after at least five of those rallies in the following counties: Blue Earth, Minnesota; Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; Marathon, Wisconsin; Dauphin, Pennsylvania; and Beltrami, Minnesota.

It is bad enough that he has had many airport rallies where most people were standing maskless. What is pathetic and inhumane is one of his most recent rallies. He had hundreds if not thousands of senior citizens sitting next to each other without masks on. It is unconscionable doing this even as he has acknowledged that elders are more affected by COVID-19.

Maddow goes on to show that Donald Trump botched the COVID-19 pandemic on various fronts.

“It is one thing to be mad at this president for presiding over the worst botched COVID response of any nation on earth and 220,000 of our fellow Americans paying with their lives because of it,” Maddow said. “It is one thing to be mad at him botching the response in terms of governance including the news just tonight that it turns out he disbanded the Federal Vaccine Safety Office last year. You'll recall he also disbanded the Global Health Security Office at the White House in 2018 because that's something Obama made, so it must be terrible. So he got rid of it.

And then Rachel continued.

And then we got the coronavirus,” Rachel Maddow said. “And then we got it worse than anywhere else on earth. But it is another thing to come to the realization that he really is Johnny apple seedling this thing all over the country. I mean, he's like a universal donor for this thing. His actual campaign, his personal ego feeding desire to do large in-person unmasked events even specifically at events reserved just for old people even in places where the virus is running rampant, and the hospitals are full to bursting. That isn't just, you know, callus or tone-deaf that is one of the things that is driving this epidemic into the stratosphere right now, right as we head into the election. He's an epidemiological menace.

Electing Donald Trump would be a continued menace to America. Americans are smarter than that.

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