Watch: Pence Throws Cold Water On MSNBC’s Chuck Todd When He Goes Off The Coronavirus Rails
Vice President Mike Pence had no patience for MSNBC’s Chuck Todd and when he started spewing coronavirus nonsense the Vice President threw some cold water on him.
Todd took issue that conservatives hat are claiming Democrats “weaponizing” the virus.
Below is a partial transcript:
Todd: “None of this seems to match the facts. What facts are there that Democrats are doing this? It seems like people are asking questions, and they’re concerned about the virus. This, this implies some sort of political motivation, which is kind of gross.”
Pence: “Well, I will tell you, there’s been a lot of irresponsible rhetoric among Democrats and commentators on the left.”
Todd: “Who is this. Name some names, sir. Because it just feels like gaslighting. Please name some names. We are all big. We’re all big people here. Name some names.”
Pence: “There was a column in The New York Times by a prominent liberal journalist that said we should rename it the Trump virus.”
Todd: “Does that apply to all people. This does not help.”
Pence: “The president took decisive action to protect the American people, and when you see voices on our side pushing back on outrageous and irresponsible rhetoric on the other side, I think that’s important.”
Todd: “Do you think this rhetoric from your side helps?”
Pence: “I never begrudge people responding to unwarranted, unjustified attacks. But I promise you, we’re going to continue to focus on the mission the president’s given this task force and given this government. We’re going to bring the full resources of the federal government to bear. And the American people can be confident that we’re going to continue to work this issue. We’re going to work with leaders with both parties in Congress to make sure not only our federal agencies have all the resources they need but our state and local governments, health care providers, have the resources and the support to provide the care that every American would want. Remember, Chuck, this is about the lives of the American people.”
President Trump also spoke out against the media and Democrats who are doing everything to incite panic and chaos to hurt the President.
People are disgusted and embarrassed by the Fake News Media, as headed by the @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @comcast & MSDNC, @ABC, @CBSNews and more. They no longer believe what they see and read, and for good reason. Fake News is, indeed, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2020
You can watch Pence handle Chuck Todd below: