Pam Key at Breitbart reported on Wednesday, MSNBC All In host Chris Hayes brought on radical leftist Mehdi Hasan -- who they gave a nightly talk show on their Peacock streaming service -- to call Trump's coronavirus response not only "sociopathic," but something that "should be prosecuted" for "preventable deaths."
Hayes denounced the Trump response as not only mistaken, but "morally abominable," arguing that others have made mistakes, but "There is a specificity to the cynicism of the way that Trump and those that support him attacked this that I don't think has been replicated anywhere else except for maybe Brazil."
MEHDI HASAN: The two worst presidents of the last hundred years are the last two Republican presidents, the current one, Donald Trump, and George W. Bush which speaks volumes about the modern Republican Party. And also when you compare Trump and Bush, Bush killed hundreds of thousands of people abroad, you know, brown and black people in faraway countries that we don’t care about. Donald Trump killed hundreds of thousands of people or presided over the preventable deaths here at home in the United States of America. And that for me, you talk about morally abominable. It's sociopathic.
Both Hayes and Hasan focused on the House Democrat talking point of the day, that an HHS official was pushing "herd immunity" through young people. Hayes began the show: "Tonight on All In -- 300,000 Americans dead. Tonight we know the Trump administration deliberately tried to spread the virus."
HASAN: You mentioned earlier in the show the four words that will be the epitaph is we want more infections, we want more infected. What about who cares in those e-mails? That jumped out at me. This guy Paul Alexander writes "if we have more cases, more people infected, more positive tests, who cares?" You take "who cares," you add it to Donald Trump’s "it is what it is," you add it to Jared Kushner’s "that’s their problem" when people in New York are dying. This is sociopathic. This is not just morally abominable. I think people should be held to account. I think they should be prosecuted. The people behind these preventable deaths should be prosecuted when they leave office on January 20.
Hayes dithered on that and suggested there should be some kind of 9/11-style Commission to investigate what happened, like the Trump response is comparable to failing to stop a terrorist attack.