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’50-state Hurricane Katrina’: Joe Scarborough buries Trump for screwing up even worse than George W. Bush

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Friday sent out a series of frantic tweets begging President Donald Trump to step up his game on the coronavirus pandemic.

In particular, Scarborough singled out the continued shortages of coronavirus test kits and other medical supplies as a massive scandal that has left the United States far behind other nations in combating the disease.

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“The Federal Government’s continued failed and lax response re: tests and medical supplies will turn this crisis into a 50-state Hurricane Katrina,” Scarborough wrote.

Scarborough then knocked Trump for trying to place the burden on individual states to scrounge up medical supplies.

“The President, the White House, and the Federal Government MUST lean into this crisis on testing, medical supplies, and ventilators,” he wrote. “This is not a construction project. You cannot subcontract a global pandemic to mayors and governors.”

He then linked to an article in The Atlantic outlining how to effectively combat the pandemic.

“The White House must read this,” he wrote. “The US must rapidly build up medical infrastructure for the coming storm this fall. We should buy time now, ramp up testing for all citizens and strengthen our medical systems. If we don’t, the Fall will be disastrous.”

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Here’s how Trump intends to create ‘chaos and deadlock’ to steal the election from voters

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The author of a new piece outlining how President Donald Trump could steal the election from voters explained just how that might happen.

The Atlantic's Barton Gellman revealed the Trump campaign is exploring a strategy to pressure Republican-led state legislatures to appoint electors, instead of letting voters choose, and he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" how that would work in practice.

"The only other time in history we had a debacle like this with possibility of the multiple competing slates of electors where two groups of people said, 'I'm the state elector for the state of Pennsylvania,' for example, it's supposed to go to Congress," Gellman said. "Congress is supposed to decide who are the legitimate electors, if any, from the state, and the problem is the electorate count act is one of the most garbled statutes ever passed by Congress, which is saying a lot."

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Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power

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A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.

During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.

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‘Five-alarm fire’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains why Trump is rushing to smash democracy

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough sounded the alarm that President Donald Trump had no intention of giving up the White House.

The president has admitted that he wants to ram through a new Supreme Court justice to help decide the election in his favor, and the "Morning Joe" host was shocked -- yet not surprised -- that Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

"Some remarkable things that, actually, could be both shocking and not surprising at the same time considering that they come from Donald Trump," Scarborough said.

"For the first time in the history of this republic, you have a president of the United States, who will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power," he added. "At the same time he's asking Republicans to lie to their constituents and go back on what they said four years ago and ram through a Supreme Court justice. Why? Because he needs that Supreme Court justice to vote for him on any election disputes that he stirs up. That is pretty much a five-alarm fire."

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