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“On this Memorial Day, we're sitting in a country, and you just alluded to it, about the dams needing repair. We're sitting in a country where people claim that America doesn't build things anymore. You're not too far from the old Ford Willow Run Plant where in World War II, the B-24 Liberators were coming off the assembly line of that plant at the rate of one per hour. Detroit helping to win the war. What is going on? Why can't we get an infrastructure bill passed in this country to rebuild America today, in 2020?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) during a Morning Joe conversation about why Congress hasn’t been able to pass infrastructure legislation despite the desperate need for it in the country and what may be the crushing consequences if Democrats and Republicans don’t come together to build resiliency in the infrastructure now.

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Bipartisan support needed for infrastructure

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Gen. (Ret.) David Petraeus and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow join Morning Joe to discuss Grant, a three-night miniseries about the life and career of the military legend, beginning tonight on HISTORY. “There's an astounding moment in his military career that I need your help in understanding. The compassion and generosity he showed at the signing of the surrender with Robert E. Lee at the Appomattox Court House: How does that happen?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Watch the conversation here.

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Grant miniseries on HISTORY starts tonight

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NBC News senior international correspondent Keir Simmons joins Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe to report on the “good case study” of Greece, offering an example of for how European countries might deal with the geopolitical tension that goes hand in hand with reopening their borders amid the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to the full report here from London.

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Opening borders amid the pandemic

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Watch this conversation between Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle and Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about the benefits of a national public service program in our country, where only one percent of the population currently serves in the military. "We have been at war as a nation now for 19 years. Memorial Day used to have much more significance in this nation—three or four decades ago—when there was more familiarity with people who served in wars—in World War II, in Korea. Do you think that this might be a great time (for)...mandatory national public service in this country?" Barnicle asks in seeking a deeper appreciation for those who give back to the country on this Memorial Day.

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Time for national service?

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“He lives in his own self-concocted, self-conceived fantasy world, and it involves, 'this state is involved in voter fraud; that state is not involved in voter fraud because it’s going to vote for me.' It fills his days, his dreams, his made-up numbers about 'the death count is overrated, it’s underrated.' It is what it is; you can't follow him. And Dave, my question to you is, is there any credibility do you think on a national level—after the local level investigates and proves there is no voter fraud? Do Republicans listen to that?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg as the Morning Joe panel discusses President Donald Trump railing against mail-in voting on Twitter despite a GOP investigation in Florida having found there was no voter fraud. Listen to Aronberg’s response here about the notion that Trump is trying to convince Democrats to back off the effort.

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POTUS’ “self-concocted, self-conceived fantasy world"

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"Memorial Day 2020, a sacred day, especially where I'm from. I grew up at a time when Memorial Day was Memorial Day. There were no sales at Home Depots; there were no large-scale picnics. It was to honor the dead. I grew up in a Gold Star household. My uncle Gerry was killed at Midway, and like all of the people listed yesterday in the Times and all of the people who will be memorialized at cemeteries around this country today, my uncle Gerry, Second Lieutenant Gerald J. Barnicle, killed at Midway on June 4th, 1942, he never died. His memory lived, and he lives today through me—as will all those people who were listed in the Times yesterday. And that's what Donald Trump fails to grasp,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a conversation with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about President Donald Trump having spent his Memorial Day weekend golfing in Virginia and attacking his opponents via Twitter, juxtaposed with The New York Times honoring the lives lost to the novel coronavirus with a powerful tribute across the front page of the Sunday paper, filled with the names of the victims and portions of their obituaries.

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Memorial Day 2020, a sacred day

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Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle weigh in with final thoughts from today’s show and share their views on President Donald Trump claiming it is "a badge of honor" that the U.S. has the world's highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases. “Americans used to look to the White House for leadership, for direction, for morality, for support, for emotional support. We no longer can do that,” says Barnicle about the U.S. in the era of President Trump.

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POTUS: U.S. COVID-19 cases are “badge of honor”

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Watch this exchange between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and Anja Manuel, a former official at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for South Asia Policy, about whether China is economically vulnerable due to the coronavirus pandemic. Asks Barnicle: "They’ve contributed enormous sums of money, billions around the world for ports, harbors in Africa and other countries. Is it possible that they are perhaps sitting on their own dangerous economic bubble?” Hear Manuel’s response here.

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China’s economic bubble?

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"Is it not the toughest component of opening up the ability to get people back to work in some function? I mean, the dignity of work, the value of work, what it means to a family, obviously the income. How hard is it to differentiate between opening up school systems, athletic facilities or just getting people back to work?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, during a Morning Joe conversation about the process of reopening American after the coronavirus-related lockdowns across the country. Listen to Besser’s response here about how the way forward is slow, methodical and requiring good, comprehensive data systems to understand what’s working and what isn’t.

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How to get America back to work

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"Donald Trump, who fancies himself a commander in chief...seems to have forgotten the principle objective of any commander in chief: the safety of his troops or, in this case, the people of this country,” says Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle about President Donald Trump during a conversation with Joe Scarborough about Trump's criticism of comments Dr. Anthony Fauci made during a congressional hearing about the risks of reopening the country too soon. Watch more of the conversation here. #mikesdailyfruitbowl

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Dr. Fauci’s Warnings

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Tune in to this Morning Joe conversation between contributor Mike Barnicle and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, as they discuss what it would take to reopen schools this fall for preschool and grade-school age children, which would enable their parents to go back to work in many cases.

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Fall: Will Schools Reopen?

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"The thing that I wonder about, and perhaps you can enlighten us, is that the stories, the increasing tonnage of stories, that we get about the President's behavior—about his conduct, about his verbal conduct, denying everything that we can see with our own eyes—the source of many of these stories are repeated leaks from within the White House….What kind of support does he have among the White House staff?" asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire as the Morning Joe panel discusses President Donald Trump and his administration’s handling of the deadly and devastating coronavirus outbreak in America. Listen to Lemire’s response here. Only on MSNBC.

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POTUS: Support in the White House?

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Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation between veteran columnist and contributor Mike Barnicle and former Baltimore city health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen about the why, how, when of contact tracing of infectious diseases, “the bread and butter of public health,” and how it applies to can help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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A brief primer on contact tracing

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"A couple of weeks ago, the superintendent at West Point ordered all of the West Point cadets home for safety reasons, in order to care for them, to make sure that they were out of a petri dish at West Point and the coronavirus threat. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has just ordered all of these troops from disparate parts of this country to return to West Point so he can have an audience for a commencement address he’s scheduled to deliver. What are your thoughts on that?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). Listen to Kaine’s response and why he believes: “This president is: This is about me and who cares about you.”

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West Point Cadets in Peril

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“All I can think of when I hear Donald Trump on the clips that we play, and we talk about him, obviously, a lot, is the Jack Nicholson character in ‘A Few Good Men,’ when he looks into the camera and he’s in the courtroom and says, ‘you can't handle the truth.’ And I think that's where we are with Donald Trump,” says Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle. "He can't handle the truth. He has created his own lost empire, and he just rambles around from one press conference to another.” Watch more of the conversation here between Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and Barnicle about President Donald Trump’s continued “mistakes” of downplaying the longevity of the novel coronavirus, following Trump's most recent statement that the coronavirus would eventually be “eradicated” with or without a vaccine so that Americans and businesses could return to normal life and operations.

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POTUS: “You can’t handle the truth"

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Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Claire McCaskill and Mike Barnicle as they weigh in on the pros and cons of news that Major League Baseball is contemplating a plan to start its season in late June, playing in home stadiums with a realigned league and no fans in the seats. Watch the discussion here about the tremendous logistics, costs and health risks involved in resuming baseball season in June for fans to watch on television.

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A June Return for Baseball?

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“Donald Trump's larger problems might be the fact that he has an empathy absence. He has none. He doesn't understand what's going on to real people's lives out in the country…..He doesn't understand what it means to have the economic gun at your head. He just doesn’t. He has lived a life of lies,” said veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a Morning Joe segment with Joe Scarborough about how President Donald Trump is now being “exposed” for his lack of leadership, his lies and divisive rhetoric in his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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POTUS: Lack of Empathy

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“I pose this question to the country: How would you feel if Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci both resigned under protest, that the President is acting like someone who is mad, someone who has gone temporarily insane—who is deranged, who feels cornered, who will say anything to get out of anything at a particular moment in time? Not long-term, not leadership, not looking down the road, but get out of something like right now. How would you feel if they resigned?” asks Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle of the American people during a conversation with Joe Scarborough about President Donald Trump having suggested that injecting disinfectant or beaming people with ultraviolet rays might cure the coronavirus.

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Will Trump’s COVID-19 Experts Resign?

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National Urban League President Marc Morial joins Morning Joe to talk about what can be quickly done to assist minority communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the catastrophic attack the virus has made on minority communities in the United States, what has to be done? What can realistically be done in the immediate future – not long term, buy immediate future – about access to health care, access to health insurance in these minority communities?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Morial. Find out more here.

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COVID-19 Help for Minority Communities

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Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation about Attorney General William Barr, who announced that the Justice Department might consider taking legal action against states with strict coronavirus rules, a statement that followed President Donald J. Trump’s tweets to "liberate" states where people protested social distancing measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus. "There’ve been some bad attorney generals in this country's history, but he’s right up there now at the top of the list,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle about Attorney General Barr, who he referred to as a “fixer” for Trump.

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AG Barr threatens to sue states