MSNBC viewers got whiplash tonight as they went from coverage of Donald Trump’s asinine return to the White House during the 7pm block, followed by an uplifting and inspiring Town Hall from Joe Biden during the 8pm block, then back to coverage of Trump’s maniacal behavior during the 9pm block – leaving everyone wishing the Town Hall had gone on all night. But Rachel Maddow’s analysis during the 9pm hour was crucial.
Maddow pointed out that Donald Trump is suffering from “VIP” medical care, which is to say that because he’s powerful and important, he’s been able to surround himself with doctors who will do whatever he wants, instead of doing what they think is best for him. To that end, Trump has been given three different experimental drug treatments in four days, and was then released from the hospital while he still has coronavirus and pneumonia, and is still on two of the drugs in question.
Rachel Maddow pointed out that this isn’t the first time this happened with a U.S. President; Dwight Eisenhower was given insufficient care by his doctor after having a heart attack. The difference is that Donald Trump is being given negligent medical care and he’s psychotically deranged – and contagious.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report