MSNBC host Donny Deutsch came unglued on Friday morning as he lashed out at those who are skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine.
While appearing on “Morning Joe,” Deutsch reacted to a clip in which Alabama Gov Kay Ivey (R) pleaded with people to get vaccinated. Deutsch quickly unraveled as he asked vaccine skeptics “what the freak” they are doing. He proceeded to answer his own question, saying that they are killing themselves and others.
“You know, we’ve talked so many times on this show about what can we say and how do we say it,” Deutsch said. “We just have to say, what the freak are you people doing? You’re killing yourself. You’re killing other people — that’s it. There’s no gray here. There’s no two sides to this argument.”
“And, you know, you talked about a story earlier, about that camp in New York. I have friends whose kids are in those camps,” he added. “And you know, I think the only thing left to kind of — well, a talking point beyond just kind of that emotional plea of the governor is like, ‘Kids? How about for the kids?’”
“I think that’s a poster spokesperson, a poster tone for how this country needs to be spoken to,” Deutsch continued. “There’s no messing around. There’s no tippy-toeing. There’s no, ‘Oh, your philosophy is this, my philosophy is this.’ No, you’re killing people. That’s it.”
This came after Ivey implored Alabama residents to get the coronavirus vaccine, saying that “the unvaccinated folks are letting us down” in the fight to control the pandemic.
“Let’s be crystal clear about this issue,” she said. “Media, I want you to start reporting the facts. The few cases of COVID are because of unvaccinated folks. Almost 100% of the new hospitalizations are unvaccinated folks. And the deaths certainly are occurring with unvaccinated folks. These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain. We’ve got to get folks to take the shot.”
Ivey went on to call the vaccine “the greatest weapon we have to fight COVID.” When asked what it will take to get people to get vaccinated, she replied, “I don’t know. You tell me.”
“Folks are supposed to have common sense,” she said. “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down….I’ve done all I know how to do. I can encourage you to do something, but I can’t make you take care of yourself.”