President ’s widely handling of the federal relief effort after devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 was “the canary in the coal mine” foretelling how he would respond to the pandemic, said Thursday.

“Even before the pandemic, there were moments in the presidency of Trump where all of it — the self-serving incompetence, the utter lack of empathy, the disregard of human life, all of it — was laid bare,” noted the host of ’s “All In.”

Hayes recalled how Trump lashed out at the Puerto Rican people “because the disaster made him look bad” and relentlessly downplayed the death toll.

The president has used similar tactics during the current public health crisis that has now killed more than

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