Rachel Maddow tore into ex-president Donald Trump on Monday for keeping his vaccination a secret from the American individuals, suggesting that his cover-up value American lives.

“Now we discover out that he additionally took the vaccine however stored it secret,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “At a time when merely being straight with individuals about that may have saved hundreds of American lives, or extra.”

Maddow mentioned Trump’s fixed COVID cover-ups – from downplaying his personal expertise with the virus to hiding his vaccination – induced hundreds of unnecessary deaths.

“Doing that value hundreds of individuals their lives,” she mentioned. “What for?”

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Maddow mentioned:

When he went to Walter Reed, some officers anticipated that he would have to be placed on a ventilator when he bought there. That’s how sick he was. None of that data was given to the general public on the time. We solely came upon months later, after he was out of workplace. Once more, had the White Home, had the president simply been sincere about his private expertise of Covid, what number of Republicans and individuals who love that president for no matter cause would have lastly believed that Covid is a severe factor that may kill even huge sturdy individuals who you want? However they stored that from the American public till he was out of workplace. And now we discover out that he additionally took the vaccine however stored it secret. At a time when merely being straight with individuals about that may have saved hundreds of American lives, or extra. I imply, it’s simply unbelievable. Who did that profit? Doing that value hundreds of individuals their lives. What for? Your pleasure? … It’s unimaginable.

Trump’s legacy of mass demise

After the lethal occasions of Jan. 6, it’s typically simple to overlook that Donald Trump presided over the most deadly year in American historical past.

The staggering demise toll was, in fact, the results of a virus that Trump spent a lot of 2020 both ignoring, downplaying, or spreading. His lies and incompetence actually value lives.

Donald Trump tried to make a comeback this past weekend in a lie-filled speech at CPAC, however his legacy will perpetually be tarnished by mass demise.

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