MSNBC's Brian Williams mocks Donald Trump with vaccine bottle pic after Geraldo Rivers lauded president
'Geraldo raises a good point, there, it’s possible we just don’t give the president enough credit for his FDR-like devotion to tackling this virus'
MSNBC chief anchor, Brian Williams, on Friday, November 20, responded to Fox News political pundit Geraldo Rivera's suggestion that Americans do not give President Donald Trump enough credit, by flashing a series of pictures of the president golfing on screen. Williams, on his show, The 11th Hour on MSNBC, directly responded to Rivera's claim that Trump is responsible for "miraculous medical breakthroughs” when it comes to Covid-19 in a seemingly sarcastic tone.
Williams showed a clip of Rivera discussing a possible upcoming coronavirus vaccine, suggesting that the United States would "still be waiting into the grim winter" if it were not for Trump. The MSNBC anchor then trolled the president by taking a sarcastic take on Geraldo's opinion and compared Trump to President Franklin D Roosevelt as he flashed a series of pictures of Trump golfing.
Williams said: "You know, for my money, Geraldo raises a good point, there, it’s possible we just don’t give the president enough credit for his FDR-like devotion to tackling this virus. His laser-like focus, his daily devotion, the sympathy he’s forever expressing to the families of the quarter-million dead." The anchor then showed a video of Trump taking his mask off for a photo op after this return from White House post suffering from Covid-19.
"Even the way the president lectures us in that way to please wear a mask and stop the spread and he’s always advocated injections,” he continued. Williams also cheekily mentioned Trump’s food and beverage products and his lawsuit-ridden Trump University, which ceased operations in 2011. “Geraldo may be on to something. What Trump Steaks did for the hungry, what Trump Water did for the thirsty in our nation, what Trump University did to lift up the uneducated in our country," said, adding: "Well, along comes Trump the vaccine." The host then concluded his sarcastic take with a photo of a mock vaccine bottle with Trump’s face on it, saying: "Possibilities, I think you’ll agree, are endless.”
William's comments came a day after Rivera proposed that the new coronavirus vaccine should be named after the outgoing president. Rivera said that it would be a "nice gesture" to a defeated Trump who is being pressured by his party members to give up the fight to overturn the presidential election result. Rivera's suggestion came as Pfizer applied for an emergency approval from the FDA for its novel coronavirus vaccine on Friday, November 20, and said that it was ready to begin shipping doses within hours. The political pundit made the statement while speaking on 'Fox & Friends' on Friday, and said that naming the vaccine after Trump would cheer the Republican.
"With the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s got to give up and it’s time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine ‘The Trump?'" Rivera said. "Make it like, ‘Have you gotten your Trump yet?' It would be a nice gesture to him, and, years from now, it would become just a kind of generic name."