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British PM Boris Johnson Moved To Intensive Care | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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WE’LL TAKE GOOD NEWS, SUCH AS IT IS IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS HORROR IS IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS HORROR HORROR, FOR ONE DAY HORROR, FOR ONE DAY

>> EXACTLY >> EXACTLY >>> NOW TO IMPORTANT NEWS >>> NOW TO IMPORTANT NEWS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON SAYS HE WAS MOVED TO THE JOHNSON SAYS HE WAS MOVED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT YESTERDAY INTENSIVE CARE UNIT YESTERDAY AFTER HIS CONDITION WORSENED

AFTER HIS CONDITION WORSENED IT WAS JUST 11 DAYS AGO WHEN THE IT WAS JUST 11 DAYS AGO WHEN THE 55-YEAR-OLD TWEETED A VIDEO 55-YEAR-OLD TWEETED A VIDEO MESSAGE, SAYING HE WAS MESSAGE, SAYING HE WAS EXPERIENCING MILD SYMPTOMS AND EXPERIENCING MILD SYMPTOMS AND WAS SELF-ISOLATING AFTER TESTING WAS SELF-ISOLATING AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS ON SUNDAY, THE PRIME MINISTER’S ON SUNDAY, THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SAID HE WAS STILL OFFICE SAID HE WAS STILL BATTLING SYMPTOMS AND WAS TAKEN BATTLING SYMPTOMS AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL TO THE HOSPITAL

INSISTING IT WAS JUST A INSISTING IT WAS JUST A PRECAUTION PRECAUTION NOW COMES THE NEWS HE’S IN THE NOW COMES THE NEWS HE’S IN THE ICU ICU HIS AIDES INSIST THIS, TOO, IS A HIS AIDES INSIST THIS, TOO, IS A PRECAUTION, IN CASE HE NEEDS A PRECAUTION, IN CASE HE NEEDS A VENTILATOR

VENTILATOR SKY NEWS REPORTS THE PRIME SKY NEWS REPORTS THE PRIME MINISTER HAD TROUBLE BREATHING MINISTER HAD TROUBLE BREATHING AND WAS GIVEN OXYGEN BEFORE HE AND WAS GIVEN OXYGEN BEFORE HE WAS MOVED TO THE ICU WAS MOVED TO THE ICU WE’RE TOLD HE REMAINS CON WE’RE TOLD HE REMAINS CON CONSCIENCE CONSCIENCE

HE’S ASKED DOMINIC RAAB, BRITISH HE’S ASKED DOMINIC RAAB, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, TO STEP IN FOREIGN SECRETARY, TO STEP IN WHEN NECESSARY WHEN NECESSARY KEIR SIMMONS? KEIR SIMMONS? >> Reporter: IN AN INTERVIEW, IT >> Reporter: IN AN INTERVIEW, IT WAS SAID BORIS JOHNSON IS NOT ON WAS SAID BORIS JOHNSON IS NOT ON A VENTILATOR BUT IN INTENSIVE A VENTILATOR BUT IN INTENSIVE CARE IN THE HOSPITAL BEHIND ME CARE IN THE HOSPITAL BEHIND ME THE GOVERNMENT REASSURING PEOPLE THE GOVERNMENT REASSURING PEOPLE THEY WILL UPDATE THE PUBLIC ON THEY WILL UPDATE THE PUBLIC ON THE CONDITION OF THE PRIME THE CONDITION OF THE PRIME MINISTER IF ANYTHING CHANGES

MINISTER IF ANYTHING CHANGES JUST TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE JUST TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE FRONT PAGES HERE IN THE UK FRONT PAGES HERE IN THE UK SOME JUST GIVING PEOPLE THE NEWS SOME JUST GIVING PEOPLE THE NEWS STRAIGHT STRAIGHT

IT IS, AFTER ALL, BAD ENOUGH IT IS, AFTER ALL, BAD ENOUGH "JOHNSON IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER "JOHNSON IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER VIRUS SYMPTOMS WORSE" VIRUS SYMPTOMS WORSE" OTHERS MORE DRAMATIC

OTHERS MORE DRAMATIC "DAILY MAIL," "STRICKEN BORIS "DAILY MAIL," "STRICKEN BORIS TAKEN TO INTENSIVE CARE," AND TAKEN TO INTENSIVE CARE," AND TALKING ABOUT THE AGONY FOR HIS TALKING ABOUT THE AGONY FOR HIS PREGNANT FIANCE PREGNANT FIANCE "THE SUN,," "BORIS IN INTENSIVE "THE SUN,," "BORIS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND DOCTORS PREPARED TO CARE AND DOCTORS PREPARED TO VENTILATE HIM IF NECESSARY" VENTILATE HIM IF NECESSARY

" TO GIVE YOU A PICTURE OF HOW TO GIVE YOU A PICTURE OF HOW STUNNING THIS FEELS, WE’RE STUNNING THIS FEELS, WE’RE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE HOSPITAL HOSPITAL IF YOU JUST LOOK IN THAT WAY, A IF YOU JUST LOOK IN THAT WAY, A SHORT DISTANCE, THAT’S SHORT DISTANCE, THAT’S WESTMINSTER BRIDGE WESTMINSTER BRIDGE THAT’S THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT

THAT’S THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT THAT’S THE COMMONS WHERE BORIS THAT’S THE COMMONS WHERE BORIS JOHNSON HAS HELD COURT FOR JOHNSON HAS HELD COURT FOR MONTHS AS THE PRIME MINISTER MONTHS AS THE PRIME MINISTER JUST, FRANKLY, HARD TO TAKE IN, JUST, FRANKLY, HARD TO TAKE IN, THAT HE IS NOW JUST ACROSS THE THAT HE IS NOW JUST ACROSS THE RIVER HERE, FIGHTING FOR HIS RIVER HERE, FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE, FRANKLY, ALTHOUGH WE ARE LIFE, FRANKLY, ALTHOUGH WE ARE ONLY BEING GIVEN LIMITED ONLY BEING GIVEN LIMITED INFORMATION ABOUT EXACTLY HOW HE INFORMATION ABOUT EXACTLY HOW HE IS DOING IS DOING

FRIENDS, PEOPLE WHO WORKED WITH FRIENDS, PEOPLE WHO WORKED WITH HIM, TELL ME HE’S FIT HIM, TELL ME HE’S FIT HE’S NOT A SMOKER HE’S NOT A SMOKER THEY HAVE, IN THE PAST, GONE THEY HAVE, IN THE PAST, GONE RUNNING WITH HIM

RUNNING WITH HIM SO PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL SO PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL YOU KNOW, WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT YOU KNOW, WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT TESTING, AND WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT TESTING, AND WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT ENOUGH IT ENOUGH

IT REALLY SAYS SOMETHING, IT REALLY SAYS SOMETHING, DOESN’T IT, ABOUT THE CRISIS IN DOESN’T IT, ABOUT THE CRISIS IN TESTING ON THIS SIDE OF THE TESTING ON THIS SIDE OF THE POND, THAT IN DOWNING STREET, POND, THAT IN DOWNING STREET, THAT DOWNING STREET WAS ABLE TO THAT DOWNING STREET WAS ABLE TO BE INFECTED BE INFECTED THERE WEREN’T TESTS TO TRY TO THERE WEREN’T TESTS TO TRY TO ENSURE THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN ENSURE THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN JUST ANOTHER PIECE OF NEWS OP JUST ANOTHER PIECE OF NEWS OP TESTING, A SENIOR ADVISER TO THE TESTING, A SENIOR ADVISER TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HERE TELLING BRITISH GOVERNMENT HERE TELLING ONE NEWSPAPER THAT IT WILL BE AT ONE NEWSPAPER THAT IT WILL BE AT LEAST A MONTH BEFORE ANTIBODY LEAST A MONTH BEFORE ANTIBODY TESTS ARE READY THAT MIGHT BE TESTS ARE READY THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO TEST FOR ANTIBODIES IN ABLE TO TEST FOR ANTIBODIES IN THE MILLIONS

THE MILLIONS THAT’S THE CASE AROUND THE THAT’S THE CASE AROUND THE WORLD WORLD IT’S NOT — WELL, IT IS A SPLIT IT’S NOT — WELL, IT IS A SPLIT SCREEN, ISN’T IT? SCREEN, ISN’T IT? THE CRISIS RIGHT NOW WITH THE THE CRISIS RIGHT NOW WITH THE MAN WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE MAN WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING THE UK THROUGH THIS LEADING THE UK THROUGH THIS FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS IN HIS OWN PERSONAL FIGHT NOW IN THE OWN PERSONAL FIGHT NOW IN THE HOSPITAL BEHIND ME THERE HOSPITAL BEHIND ME THERE

AND THE ONGOING CRISIS TO TRY TO AND THE ONGOING CRISIS TO TRY TO GET A GRIP ON THIS, PARTICULARLY GET A GRIP ON THIS, PARTICULARLY THROUGH TRYING TO ACTUALLY TEST THROUGH TRYING TO ACTUALLY TEST THE POPULATION SO THAT WE CAN THE POPULATION SO THAT WE CAN STEP FAST THESE LOCKPAST THESE L STEP FAST THESE LOCKPAST THESE L >> KEIR, WE’VE HEARD SKEPTICISM >> KEIR, WE’VE HEARD SKEPTICISM FROM THOSE REPORTING AROUND FROM THOSE REPORTING AROUND THIS, THAT THIS IS EVEN AS — THIS, THAT THIS IS EVEN AS — WELL, NOT WORSE THAN IT SEEMS WELL, NOT WORSE THAN IT SEEMS APPARENTLY, HE HASN’T SPOKEN TO APPARENTLY, HE HASN’T SPOKEN TO HIS FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE HIS FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE SINCE SATURDAY SINCE SATURDAY HE HASN’T BEEN IN CONTACT WITH HE HASN’T BEEN IN CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CABINET OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CABINET SINCE SATURDAY

SINCE SATURDAY SOME RIGHTFULLY SPECULATING THAT SOME RIGHTFULLY SPECULATING THAT THINGS CERTAINLY MAY SEEM WORSE THINGS CERTAINLY MAY SEEM WORSE THAN, RIGHT NOW, 10 DOWNING IS THAN, RIGHT NOW, 10 DOWNING IS LETTING ON LETTING ON WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: WELL, IT IS THE >> Reporter: WELL, IT IS THE CASE THAT THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, CASE THAT THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, WHO CURRENTLY IS STEPPING IN FOR WHO CURRENTLY IS STEPPING IN FOR BORIS JOHNSON, DOMINIC RAAB, BORIS JOHNSON, DOMINIC RAAB, EFFECTIVELY KIND OF ADMITTED IN EFFECTIVELY KIND OF ADMITTED IN A NEWS CONFERENCE OVER THE A NEWS CONFERENCE OVER THE WEEKEND THAT HE HADN’T SPOKEN TO WEEKEND THAT HE HADN’T SPOKEN TO BORIS JOHNSON SINCE SATURDAY BORIS JOHNSON SINCE SATURDAY

I THINK WE’VE GOT SOME SOUND OF I THINK WE’VE GOT SOME SOUND OF HIM THAT WE CAN BRIEFLY PLAY HIM THAT WE CAN BRIEFLY PLAY YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT HIS FACE, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT HIS FACE, JUST HOW STUNNED HE IS JUST HOW STUNNED HE IS TAKE A LISTEN

TAKE A LISTEN >> GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS WILL >> GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS WILL CONTINUE, AND THE PRIME MINISTER CONTINUE, AND THE PRIME MINISTER IS IN SAFE HANDS WITH A IS IN SAFE HANDS WITH A BRILLIANT TEAM AT ST THOMAS’ BRILLIANT TEAM AT ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL HOSPITAL

FOCUS OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL FOCUS OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON MAKING SURE CONTINUE TO BE ON MAKING SURE THE PRIM THE PRIM THAT AT THE PRIME MINISTER’S THAT AT THE PRIME MINISTER’S DIRECTION, OUR PLANS TO PULL THE DIRECTION, OUR PLANS TO PULL THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE CORONAVIRUS COUNTRY THROUGH THE CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE WILL BE TAKEN FORWARD CHALLENGE WILL BE TAKEN FORWARD >> Reporter: I THINK, JOE, THE >> Reporter: I THINK, JOE, THE HONEST ANSWER IS WE JUST DON’T HONEST ANSWER IS WE JUST DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE KNOW ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE PRIME MINISTER PRIME MINISTER THAT MIGHT NOT SIMPLY BE THAT WE THAT MIGHT NOT SIMPLY BE THAT WE AREN’T BEING GIVEN INFORMATION, AREN’T BEING GIVEN INFORMATION, BUT WHAT WE KNOW WITH THE VIRUS, BUT WHAT WE KNOW WITH THE VIRUS, AND SEEING IT PLAYED OUT WITH AND SEEING IT PLAYED OUT WITH THE LEADER OF BRITAIN, WE KNOW THE LEADER OF BRITAIN, WE KNOW IT CAN TAKE SUDDEN TURNS AND IT CAN TAKE SUDDEN TURNS AND IT’S UNPREDICTABLE

IT’S UNPREDICTABLE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD PRAYING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD PRAYING FOR HIM, INCLUDING POLITICAL FOR HIM, INCLUDING POLITICAL OPPONENTS OPPONENTS MACRON OF FRANCE TWEETING HIS MACRON OF FRANCE TWEETING HIS GOOD WISHES GOOD WISHES

THE TWO OF THEM, OF COURSE, THE TWO OF THEM, OF COURSE, HAVING DONE BATTLE OVER BREXIT HAVING DONE BATTLE OVER BREXIT OVER A SUSTAINED PERIOD OVER A SUSTAINED PERIOD POLITICS PUSHED ASIDE AT THIS POLITICS PUSHED ASIDE AT THIS STAGE STAGE >> IT IS TERRIBLE NEWS, AND HE >> IT IS TERRIBLE NEWS, AND HE IS CERTAINLY IN OUR PRAYERS

IS CERTAINLY IN OUR PRAYERS KEIR SIMMONS, THANK YOU SO MUCH KEIR SIMMONS, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE GREATLY APPRECIATE IT WE GREATLY APPRECIATE IT

>> KATTY, THERE IS THE QUESTION >> KATTY, THERE IS THE QUESTION OF TRANSPARENCY DURING THIS OF TRANSPARENCY DURING THIS TIME TIME WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? >> YEAH >> YEAH SO SOME JOURNALISTS HAVE SAID SO SOME JOURNALISTS HAVE SAID THEY WEREN’T REALLY GIVEN THE THEY WEREN’T REALLY GIVEN THE FULL PICTURE, THEY FELT, OVER FULL PICTURE, THEY FELT, OVER THE COURSE OF THE WEEKEND, WHEN THE COURSE OF THE WEEKEND, WHEN THEY WERE BEING TOLD THAT BORIS THEY WERE BEING TOLD THAT BORIS JOHNSON WAS STILL VERY JOHNSON WAS STILL VERY DETERMINED HE WAS GOING TO BE DETERMINED HE WAS GOING TO BE RUNNING THINGS IN THE COUNTRY

RUNNING THINGS IN THE COUNTRY THEN THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS THAT THEN THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS THAT APPEARED ON MONDAY, BIZARRELY, APPEARED ON MONDAY, BIZARRELY, FROM RUSSIAN REPORTERS ON FROM RUSSIAN REPORTERS ON MONDAY MONDAY THERE WERE REPORTS IN THE THERE WERE REPORTS IN THE MORNING THAT POORBORIS JOHNSON W MORNING THAT POORBORIS JOHNSON W NEEDING A VENTILATOR NEEDING A VENTILATOR

DOWNING STREET SAID THOSE WERE DOWNING STREET SAID THOSE WERE DISINFORMATION, DISMISSED THOSE DISINFORMATION, DISMISSED THOSE REPORTS AS DISINFORMATION REPORTS AS DISINFORMATION IT MAY WELL BE THAT THE RUSSIANS IT MAY WELL BE THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE SOWING DISINFORMATION, AS WERE SOWING DISINFORMATION, AS WELL, AND IT COULD BE A VERY BAD WELL, AND IT COULD BE A VERY BAD COIN COIN COINCIDENCE OF TIMING COINCIDENCE OF TIMING HOURS LATER, DOWNING STREET HAD HOURS LATER, DOWNING STREET HAD TO SAY JOHNSON WAS BEING MOVED TO SAY JOHNSON WAS BEING MOVED TO INTENSIVE CARE

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TO INTENSIVE CARE MONDAY, MY UNDERSTANDING IS HE MONDAY, MY UNDERSTANDING IS HE WAS GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER, WAS GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER, AND WAS BEING MOVED TO THE AND WAS BEING MOVED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN ORDER TO INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN ORDER TO HAVE ACCESS TO A VENTILATOR HAVE ACCESS TO A VENTILATOR HE HAD OXYGEN THROUGHOUT THE HE HAD OXYGEN THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE DAY ON MONDAY COURSE OF THE DAY ON MONDAY

HE STARTED TO GET WORSE HE STARTED TO GET WORSE THEY MOVED HIM TO INTENSIVE THEY MOVED HIM TO INTENSIVE CARE CARE REMEMBER, 15% OF COVID CASES IN REMEMBER, 15% OF COVID CASES IN THE UK END UP IN HOSPITAL AND THE UK END UP IN HOSPITAL AND NEED OXYGEN

NEED OXYGEN THAT’S ALREADY PUTTING BORIS THAT’S ALREADY PUTTING BORIS JOHNSON IN THE ONLY 15% BRACKET JOHNSON IN THE ONLY 15% BRACKET IT IS ONLY 5% WHO END UP IN IT IS ONLY 5% WHO END UP IN INTENSIVE CARE AND NEED INTENSIVE CARE AND NEED VENTILATORS VENTILATORS

HE IS AT THE EXTREME END OF THIS HE IS AT THE EXTREME END OF THIS ILLNESS AT THE MOMENT ILLNESS AT THE MOMENT WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER HE IS WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER HE IS GOING TO GET THAT VENTILATOR, GOING TO GET THAT VENTILATOR, WHEN HE’LL NEED IT WHEN HE’LL NEED IT OF COURSE, IT’S THE PRIME OF COURSE, IT’S THE PRIME MINISTER

MINISTER THEY’LL TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS THEY’LL TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS THEY MAY NOT MOVE SOMEBODY ELSE THEY MAY NOT MOVE SOMEBODY ELSE INTO THE ICU IN HIS POSITION, INTO THE ICU IN HIS POSITION, BUT IT IS THE PRIME MINISTER BUT IT IS THE PRIME MINISTER

THEY’LL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN THEY’LL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN >> KATTY, THANK YOU >> KATTY, THANK YOU WILLIE? WILLIE? >> SUNDAY NIGHT, WE WERE TOLD IT >> SUNDAY NIGHT, WE WERE TOLD IT WAS A PRECAUTION

WAS A PRECAUTION I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID, WAIT A MINUTE, THE PRIME WAIT A MINUTE, THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE UK, ONE OF THE MINISTER OF THE UK, ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MEN IN THE WORLD, MOST POWERFUL MEN IN THE WORLD, THEY DON’T JUST CASUALLY DROP THEY DON’T JUST CASUALLY DROP HIM INTO THE HOSPITAL UNLESS IT HIM INTO THE HOSPITAL UNLESS IT IS SERIOUS IS SERIOUS WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT HIS WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT HIS CONDITION AND HIS PROGNOSIS FROM CONDITION AND HIS PROGNOSIS FROM YOUR SOURCES THERE IN THE UK? YOUR SOURCES THERE IN THE UK? >> I’M QUITE GOOD FRIENDS WITH >> I’M QUITE GOOD FRIENDS WITH MEMBERS OF BORIS’ FAMILY, MEMBERS OF BORIS’ FAMILY, SIBLINGS WITH BORIS SIBLINGS WITH BORIS

ONE OF THEM, LEO, HIS MIDDLE ONE OF THEM, LEO, HIS MIDDLE BROTHER, TEXTED LAST NIGHT THAT BROTHER, TEXTED LAST NIGHT THAT HE IS STRONG AS ON OX AND HE IS STRONG AS ON OX AND THEY’RE CONFIDENT HE’LL PULL THEY’RE CONFIDENT HE’LL PULL THROUGH THROUGH HE IS ROBUST HE IS ROBUST HE MIGHT NOT BE SLIM

HE MIGHT NOT BE SLIM HE MIGHT NOT BE AS THICK AS SOME HE MIGHT NOT BE AS THICK AS SOME PEOPLE PEOPLE HE IS AN EXTREMELY DURABLE HE IS AN EXTREMELY DURABLE MODEL MODEL

LET’S PUT IT THAT WAY LET’S PUT IT THAT WAY THE ELEMENT HERE, BORIS IS A THE ELEMENT HERE, BORIS IS A CLASS CLASS CLASSIST CLASSIST THE ELEMENT HERE OF POTENTIAL THE ELEMENT HERE OF POTENTIAL GREEK TRAGEDY, YOU KNOW, CAN’T GREEK TRAGEDY, YOU KNOW, CAN’T BE OVERLOOKED

BE OVERLOOKED HE DID, AS HIS GOVERNMENT DID, HE DID, AS HIS GOVERNMENT DID, MAINTAIN A STANCE OF HERD MAINTAIN A STANCE OF HERD IMMUNITY FOR MANY, MANY WEEKS IMMUNITY FOR MANY, MANY WEEKS HE WENT OUT, AND BY HIS OWN HE WENT OUT, AND BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, HE WAS HAPPY GOING ADMISSION, HE WAS HAPPY GOING AROUND HOSPITALS, AS A AROUND HOSPITALS, AS A POLITICIAN DOES, HE SAID, POLITICIAN DOES, HE SAID, SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE, AND SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE, AND WOULD CONTINUE TO DO SO WOULD CONTINUE TO DO SO

TRAGICALLY, HE GOT STRUCK DOWN TRAGICALLY, HE GOT STRUCK DOWN BY THIS BY THIS WHAT KATTY WAS SAYING ABOUT WHAT KATTY WAS SAYING ABOUT DOWNING STREET’S COMMUNICATION DOWNING STREET’S COMMUNICATION OF HIS CONDITION IS, I THINK, OF HIS CONDITION IS, I THINK, QUITE SIGNIFICANT QUITE SIGNIFICANT THEY WERE SAYING HE WAS FULLY IN THEY WERE SAYING HE WAS FULLY IN CHARGE, CARRYING OUT NORMAL CHARGE, CARRYING OUT NORMAL PRIME MINISTERIAL DUTIES, UNTIL PRIME MINISTERIAL DUTIES, UNTIL LAST NIGHT

LAST NIGHT WHEN, IN FACT, AS WE SEE, WHEN, IN FACT, AS WE SEE, DOMINIC RAAB IS DE FACTO NUMBER DOMINIC RAAB IS DE FACTO NUMBER TWO TWO HASN’T SPOKEN TO HIM SINCE HASN’T SPOKEN TO HIM SINCE SATURDAY SATURDAY

SO CLEARLY THERE IS SOME SO CLEARLY THERE IS SOME SKEPTICISM ABOUT WHAT DOWNING SKEPTICISM ABOUT WHAT DOWNING STREET IS TELLING US STREET IS TELLING US HOPEFULLY KATTY IS RIGHT, AND HOPEFULLY KATTY IS RIGHT, AND OTHERS ARE RIGHT, IN SAYING HE OTHERS ARE RIGHT, IN SAYING HE HAS BEEN MOVED INTO AN ICU AND HAS BEEN MOVED INTO AN ICU AND GIVEN OXYGEN PREEMPTIVELY, GIVEN OXYGEN PREEMPTIVELY, RATHER THAN BECAUSE HE’S IN A RATHER THAN BECAUSE HE’S IN A CRITICAL CONDITION CRITICAL CONDITION BUT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BUT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRYING THAT IT IS WORSE THAN WORRYING THAT IT IS WORSE THAN THAT

THAT I HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, FROM I HAVE TO SAY THOUGH, FROM HEARING FROM BORIS’ FAMILY, HEARING FROM BORIS’ FAMILY, THEY’VE GOT — THEY GIVE HIM THEY’VE GOT — THEY GIVE HIM PRETTY HIGH MARKS IN TERMS OF PRETTY HIGH MARKS IN TERMS OF HIS ROHBUSTROBUSTNESS HIS ROHBUSTROBUSTNESS >> ED AND KATTY, CAN YOU ALL >> ED AND KATTY, CAN YOU ALL BRIEFLY TELL US ABOUT DOMINIC BRIEFLY TELL US ABOUT DOMINIC RAAB, THE MAN WHO FOR ALL RAAB, THE MAN WHO FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES IS RUNNING PRACTICAL PURPOSES IS RUNNING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT RIGHT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW? NOW? >> YEAH >> YEAH

YOU KNOW, WE DON’T HAVE THE SAME YOU KNOW, WE DON’T HAVE THE SAME CONSTITUTIONAL LINEUP THAT YOU CONSTITUTIONAL LINEUP THAT YOU DO HERE IN THE US DO HERE IN THE US UNFORTUNATELY, IN A POSITION UNFORTUNATELY, IN A POSITION LIKE THIS, WHERE IT IS CLEAR LIKE THIS, WHERE IT IS CLEAR WHAT THE LINE OF SUCCESSION IS

WHAT THE LINE OF SUCCESSION IS SO IT WAS THE PRIME MINISTER WHO SO IT WAS THE PRIME MINISTER WHO APPOINTED DOMINIC RAAB APPOINTED DOMINIC RAAB EFFECTIVELY TO DEPUTIZE FOR HIM EFFECTIVELY TO DEPUTIZE FOR HIM HE IS A GUY WHO HAD BEEN HE IS A GUY WHO HAD BEEN INVOLVED HEAVILY IN THE BREXIT INVOLVED HEAVILY IN THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS NEGOTIATIONS

HE’S VERY MUCH ON THE BREXIT HE’S VERY MUCH ON THE BREXIT SIDE OF BORIS JOHNSON’S SIDE OF BORIS JOHNSON’S POLITICAL WING OF THE FAMILY POLITICAL WING OF THE FAMILY HE’S CURRENTLY THE FOREIGN HE’S CURRENTLY THE FOREIGN SECRETARY FOR THE UK SECRETARY FOR THE UK HE’S, AS YOU SAW IN THE CLIP, I HE’S, AS YOU SAW IN THE CLIP, I THINK, HAS NOTHING OF THE ENERGY THINK, HAS NOTHING OF THE ENERGY AND THE CHARISMA OF BORIS AND THE CHARISMA OF BORIS JOHNSON

JOHNSON HE WASN’T A PARTICULARLY HE WASN’T A PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL BREXIT SECRETARY SUCCESSFUL BREXIT SECRETARY THERE WERE A SERIES OF BREXIT THERE WERE A SERIES OF BREXIT SECRETARIES SECRETARIES

HE HAD A SHORT STINT AND WASN’T HE HAD A SHORT STINT AND WASN’T PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL AS A PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL AS A BREXIT SECRETARY DURING HIS BREXIT SECRETARY DURING HIS TIME TIME IT’S NOT CLEAR EXACTLY WHAT IT’S NOT CLEAR EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS NOW BECAUSE THERE ARE HAPPENS NOW BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE UK CALLING SOME PEOPLE IN THE UK CALLING FOR A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL FOR A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY, SUGGESTING THAT, UNITY, SUGGESTING THAT, ACTUALLY, ALL THE POLITICAL ACTUALLY, ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES, THE LABOR PARTY HAS A PARTIES, THE LABOR PARTY HAS A NEW LEADER, AND MAYBE THERE NEW LEADER, AND MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE AT THIS MOMENT OF SHOULD BE AT THIS MOMENT OF CRISIS, IF THE PRIME MINISTER CRISIS, IF THE PRIME MINISTER WERE TO STAY INCAPACITATED FOR A WERE TO STAY INCAPACITATED FOR A WHILE, A RETHINK OF HOW THE WHILE, A RETHINK OF HOW THE SUCCESSION PROCESS WORKS SUCCESSION PROCESS WORKS >> ED? >> ED? >> AS SOMEBODY HUMOROUSLY PUT IT >> AS SOMEBODY HUMOROUSLY PUT IT YESTERDAY, IT WAS A STROKE OF YESTERDAY, IT WAS A STROKE OF GENIUS BY BORIS TO MAKE DOMINIC GENIUS BY BORIS TO MAKE DOMINIC RAAB HIS NUMBER TWO

RAAB HIS NUMBER TWO NOW, THE ENTIRE NATION, NOW, THE ENTIRE NATION, INCLUDING BORIS’ POLITICAL FOES, INCLUDING BORIS’ POLITICAL FOES, ARE ROOTING FOR HIM TO RECOVER ARE ROOTING FOR HIM TO RECOVER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE >> OH, MY GOSH >> OH, MY GOSH

>> DOMINIC RAAB WAS A DISASTROUS >> DOMINIC RAAB WAS A DISASTROUS BREXIT SECRETARY BREXIT SECRETARY >> I WAS TRYING TO BE >> I WAS TRYING TO BE DIPLOMATIC, ED DIPLOMATIC, ED >> YOU WERE DOING A WONDERFUL >> YOU WERE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB, KATTY

JOB, KATTY I ADMIRE IT I ADMIRE IT AS AN OPINION JOURNALIST, I FEEL AS AN OPINION JOURNALIST, I FEEL LESS CONSTRAINED LESS CONSTRAINED

HE’S CONSIDERED TO BE A VERY, HE’S CONSIDERED TO BE A VERY, VERY HARD-LINE FIGURE VERY HARD-LINE FIGURE NOT AN EMOTIONALLY HIGH EQ NOT AN EMOTIONALLY HIGH EQ POLITICIAN POLITICIAN MAYBE HE’LL GROW INTO A BIGGER MAYBE HE’LL GROW INTO A BIGGER ROLE, AND MAYBE I’M BEING A ROLE, AND MAYBE I’M BEING A LITTLE BIT UNCHARITABLE

LITTLE BIT UNCHARITABLE BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, BORIS, BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, BORIS, WHETHER HE DESERVES IT OR NOT, I WHETHER HE DESERVES IT OR NOT, I WOULD ARGUE NOT, BUT BORIS HAS WOULD ARGUE NOT, BUT BORIS HAS VERY HIGH OPINION RATINGS VERY HIGH OPINION RATINGS HE IS LIKED, EVEN THOUGH HE HE IS LIKED, EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT NOT BE PARTICULARLY MIGHT NOT BE PARTICULARLY TRUSTED TRUSTED

HE IS A LIKABLE PRIME MINISTER HE IS A LIKABLE PRIME MINISTER DOMINIC RAAB IS NOT CUT FROM THE

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