Left unsaid: That would kill millions of Americans
by Mike Murphy
Everyone in America should be given the coronavirus so the economic impact of the outbreak can be lessened, CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli suggested Thursday.
But what he left unsaid was that such an approach could result in more than 11 million Americans dead.
‘I’m not a doctor … but maybe we’d be just better off if we gave it to everybody.’ – Rick Santelli
Santelli, who is widely credited with helping spark the so-called tea party movement in 2009, made the attention-grabbing COVID-19 comments in a conversation with “The Exchange” anchor Kelly Evans, who asked the volatile, Chicago-based Santelli what the catalyst had been for the recent chaos on Wall Street.
“The catalyst? Just watch your local news. There’s your catalyst,” Santelli said, according to a transcript.