HBO's Bill Maher said Friday that Donald Trump is not responsible despite Joe Biden's campaign trying to attribute 254,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths to the president.
Biden speechwriter and advisor Jon Meacham blamed Trump for the death while appearing as a panelist on Maher's "Real Time".
Maher pushes back after Biden ally Jon Meacham linked Trump to coronavirus deaths https://t.co/4yFvJdQVXF #FoxNews
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Meacham says the Trump administration is responsible for "hundreds of thousands" of deaths
Meacham said, “It is easy because it seems so incompetent to make fun of it, but this is a government whose fundamental incompetence has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and the major weakening of institutions, which are however flawed. have, by and large, produced a more perfect union. "
Meacham poked fun at Rudy Giuliani's press conference last week at which Trump's personal attorney was still promoting unsubstantiated allegations of mass voter fraud.
"It's easy to be amused by Rudy, but we're just lucky that our authoritarians are so incompetent," mocked Meacham.
Trump's legal team, including Rudy Guiliani, presented their case at a press conference. Giuliani mentioned that there are affidavits and witnesses. @EmeraldRobinson from Newsmax TV shares more. https://t.co/6psrdu4pta pic.twitter.com/79vVnkBWic
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Maher fires back: "It wasn't just Trump who caused these deaths"
Then Maher replied: "Everyone is incompetent."
"It wasn't just Trump that led to these deaths," Maher said. "He certainly did his part, but we are an incompetent country."
"That's true," replied Meacham.
"And an unhealthy one," added Maher.
When panelist and MSNBC reporter Alex Wagner said Conservatives ignored the pandemic on "wholly partisan reasons" and reprimanded Republicans for "inaction," Maher didn't either.
"We are currently fighting an invisible enemy, and one side has no interest in fighting it for completely partisan reasons," said Wagner.
"I mean, this is a cravings – the inability, the inaction, the discharge of COVID-19 as a deadly virus shows you what purposes the Republican Party and Donald Trump will go to to preserve the partisan's worldview," she added added.
Maher replied, "I mean, there is guilt in walking around everywhere, there is blindness in some places everywhere."
I am not a Trump apologist. But if you say he has 250,000 Covid deaths, how many would it be if Obama or Biden had been in office? Much less? Give me a #. If you can't, don't blame the current administration.
– J Hanna (@ JaHanna1970) November 22, 2020
Meacham couldn't reveal that he was a Biden Speechwriter when he was an employee at MSNBC
Meacham recently made headlines when he was dismissed from an MSNBC employee after failing to reveal that he had helped write some of Biden's speeches.
According to experts, Jon Meacham has "given up" the rules of journalism as a secret Biden speechwriter on MSNBC's payroll.
I would like to add that Meacham is not the only one who has given up the # journalism rules. It's a long, long list of people and organizations. . @ MSNBChttps: //t.co/ULFIllJGKK
– Rick D & # 39; Errico (@RickDErrico) November 21, 2020
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The New York Times reported that behind the scenes in the Biden campaign, Meacham "played a bigger role than previously known."
Meacham wrote "Draft speeches offering changes to many of Mr. Biden's major addresses, including one he gave in Gettysburg last month and his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention," the Times reported.