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Day 1,170: Trump blasts states and fights with media as coronavirus deaths soar
Trump continued to blast states, fight with reporters, and flout the CDC's own new guidance on the coronavirus at the end of a relentless week. Plus Trump is telling Congress he is firing the inspector general who flagged the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that eventually led to the president's impeachment. Annie Karni, Robert Costa, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Howell Raines, and Harvey Fineberg all join.
|Apr 04, 2020|
Day 1,169: Trump calls states 'complainers,' says federal govt. is just a 'backup'
The president blamed states for not having a reserve of medical supplies and said the federal government is just a 'backup' for states as governors plead for the Trump administration to streamline the coronavirus response. We discuss that and much more with Sam Stein, Dr. Vin Gupta, Shannon Pettypiece, Ron Klain, Karen Mills, Austan Goolsbee, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.
|Apr 03, 2020|
Day 1,168: U.S. coronavirus death toll is now higher than 9/11 terror attacks
Trump started his coronavirus briefing by talking up a Defense Dept. effort to stop narcotics from coming into the U.S. on the same day the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed the number who died in the September 11th terror attacks. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Anita Kumar, Robert Costa. Dr. Robert Gallo, Eugene Robinson, Michael Steele, Hansi Lo Wang, and John Thompson.
|Apr 02, 2020|
Day 1,167: Trump White House warns up to 240,000 in U.S. could die from coronavirus
Joe Biden joins to discuss the presidential campaign, how the coronavirus could alter it, and how the Trump administration is responding to the pandemic. Plus, at his latest press conference on the virus, Trump took a notably darker tone as his officials painted a dire portrait of the next few weeks in America. Also joining is Philip Rucker, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Anne Rimoin, and Adm. James Stavridis.
|Apr 01, 2020|
Day 1,166: Trump backs off push to reopen as nation's coronavirus death toll nears 3,000
With the number of coronavirus cases in America now well over 160,000, the president is no longer talking about having the nation back open by Easter as states look the Washington for supplies and leadership. Stephanie Ruhle, Nancy Cook, Dr. Dahlia Rizk, Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO), Steve Kornacki, Mayor Treney Tweedy, and Bill Kristol all join.
|Mar 31, 2020|
Bonus Episode: Edward Snowden's full interview on Trump, privacy, democracy & more
On the even of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. Here is their full discussion, including portions of the interview that did not air on The 11th Hour because of time constraints. This is their discussion in its entirety in podcast form, edited down slightly for clarity.
|Sep 17, 2019|