You know things are bad for the fake news media when even an Obama administration official storms off MSNBC.
Craig Fugate, the former FEMA Chief under Barack Obama, stormed off an interview on MSNBC about the federal government response to the coronavirus pandemic.
He ripped off his earpiece and declared, “I don’t have time to listen to bullsh*t people.”
Given that Fugate served under the Obama administration, you’d think that he might have some harsh words for Trump’s response.
But his anger towards MSNBC suggests just the opposite.
Instead of bashing the Trump administration like the MSNBC host seemingly wanted, Fugate stormed off the set instead.
See the fiery interview below:
Perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments of Trump's presidency (and there are many) is his exposure of the corrupt media.
Now more than ever, Americans think twice about where they get their news.
More and more people are aware about the powers aiming to supress conservative voices and opinions.
Breitbart reports on Fugate's apparent frustration with fake news:
Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama administration FEMA Chief Craig Fugate ripped out his earpiece and walked off during an interview with Katy Tur about the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fugate said, “I think we were using hope as a strategy. It wasn’t going to be this bad. We could ease into it. We had a lot of capacity. The alarms were going off early. We were slow to this. Now we’re playing catch-up. The whole thing about having a single person in charge, I’m going to call BS. That comes as a single point of failure. We actually have 50 people that are the lead, that’s the state governors and their public health departments. The biggest thing the federal government can do is get them money because there’s not enough resources to do what needs to be done. Governors need to be in power to take dramatic action, protect lives, maximize their resources, start-up production. If we wait for the federal government, we’re too late.”
He added, “I’ve always believed the best way the federal government can support governors is to get out of their way, get them funding, use CDC to give guidance. As we’re running out of stuff, I’m asking, why are we not looking at idle capabilities now and governors go contract for that? Why wait for the federal government?”
Former Obama administration official Andy Slavitt said, “So it’s a hard thing for people to grasp, but the number of cases we have right now and even those tragic figures you just read are going to seem minuscule in a week. The number of cases we will have will double every three days. Right now, it’s exceeding that. And we have a large number of cases that are untested still. So with all due respect to your other guest, there’s not a governor in the country that’s waiting for the federal government right now. They are all acting. What they need is coordination because we have, believe it or not, we have masks, we have a lot of these things. Guess where they are. They’re sitting in the supply chain, people are profiteering off of them, or they’re going to places where people are hoarding them. That happens in a crisis. It’s only by someone looking through the entire system and seeing where those needs are, that you can say, stop hoarding them all in Texas, we need them in New York right now while we build manufacturing capability and put them in Texas. What your other guest is suggesting here is not helpful. We need a great partnership between the federal and state government.”
That caused Fugate to pull out his earpiece and say, “I don’t have time to listen to bullshit, people.”
Host Katy Tur tried to get Fugate to come back, but he never returned.
MSNBC is one of the networks that appears to be constantly criticizing the president and his administration.
Though Fugate served under the Obama administration, his viewpoint is one that many conservatives can appreciate: that the federal government should get out of the states' way when it comes to managing the coronavirus outbreak.
Users on social media were quick to praise Fugate's abrupt move:
Some people have accused MSNBC of setting up "ambush interviews."
Furthermore, it appears to be a hostile interview environment for anyone who doesn't share a radical left world view.
Fox News reported that an MSNBC legal analyst suggested that President Trump is guilty of "negligent homocide" because of his coronavirus response:
MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner argued on Tuesday that President Trump is in legal trouble over his response to the coronavirus outbreak.
"Hey All. Can we talk about 1 of the few topics I may actually know too much about: homicide? Specifically, whether Donald Trump may have criminal exposure for some level of negligent homicide or voluntary/involuntary manslaughter for the way he’s mishandled the Coronavirus crisis," Kirschner began a Twitter thread.
Kirschner touted his 22 years as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., and the "Chief of the Homicide Section" of the U.S. Attorney's office to make his case.
"I was always on the lookout for novel ways to apply homicide liability in an attempt to appropriately and ethically hold accountable those who were responsible for taking the life of a fellow human being. I think it’s fair to observe that there’s nothing more devastating to a family than losing a loved one to ether violent crime or to an illness that could have been prevented or mitigated," Kirschner wrote. "I’m trying to assimilate all available evidence (rapidly developing and being reported every day) to fairly assess whether Trump and his administration may have acted/failed to act in a way that could give rise to homicide liability. This is not an easy question."
He continued, "Further, whereas the evidence is clear that Trump has committed multiple criminal offenses both before his tenure as president (campaign finance crimes) & during his time as president (obstruction of justice, bribery/extortion) homicide liability by his negligent/grossly negligent (and/or possibly intentional) mishandling of the Coronavirus crisis in the US is a more nuanced and thorny issue and deserves careful consideration. But the homicide liability issue MUST be addressed because ALL criminal charges will have to be investigated and, if the evidence dictates it, prosecuted come Jan. 2021. Stay tuned."
Fox News reached out to MSNBC for comment, but they didn't respond.
When Kirschner sent out his tweet, a total of 108 Americans have died due to the coronavirus.
That number is much lower than it could have been thanks to Trump's decisive action to secure our borders and declare a national state of emergency.
Kirschner's original tweets can be seen below: