“It seems like they don’t want their fingerprints on this,” said Cooper.
“It seems like the federal government, the administration, is trying to pass the buck, pass the responsibility onto the states, onto mayors, onto governors, to anyone other than themselves so that they won’t take the blame come election time,” he added.
“It seems like they don’t want their fingerprints on this,” says @andersoncooper on WH plan to wind down the coronavirus task force.
“It seems like the…the administration is trying to pass the buck…to the states, onto mayors, onto governors to anyone other than themselves.” pic.twitter.com/gJB8z81pod
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 6, 2020
Hayes, meanwhile, noted the “incredible disconnect from the rhetoric from the president” who continues to downplay the severity of the pandemic in the U.S., which has so far killed upwards of 71,000 people nationwide.
“Newly reported cases are going up. We don’t really know for sure, but things may be even getting worse,” he said.
“The mission is obviously not accomplished, and it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Donald Trump never even really tried to accomplish it,” added Hayes. “He just wants to open up the country so the economy can come back and he can be reelected.”
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