Appearing on MSNBC with host Chris Matthews, World Health Organization Special Adviser to the Director Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel commented on President Trump’s recent press conference regarding the coronavirus, and he didn’t exactly sound too hopeful.
“Actually, I found most of what he said a little incoherent,” Emanuel told Matthews. “And, he’s a guy who admitted that he’s surprised that 25,000 to 69,000 thousand people each year die of the flu, that just tells you how little he actually knows.”
Emanuel is referring to Trump’s comments where he said it “was shocking” when he learned the high death toll that can be brought on by the regular flu.
“These are people that have died from the flu — what we call the flu. Hey, did you get your flu shot?” Trump said.
Also making news Wednesday was Trump’s naming of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the government response to the coronavirus outbreak.
“I’m going to be putting our vice president, Mike Pence, in charge, and Mike will be working with the professionals,” Trump said in the White House briefing room. “Mike is going to be in charge, and Mike will report back to me,” he added. “But he’s got a certain talent for this.”
Watch the segment below, via MSNBC.com: