At one point, Cooper had to remove his glasses, rub his eyes, and take a breath before continuing.
Goodman’s profile has risen amid the coronavirus because of her calls for what’s been described as a “Hunger Games” or survival-of-the-fittest approach to reopening the strip.
“Assume everybody is a carrier,” the mayor told MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Tuesday. “And then you start from an even slate. And tell the people what to do. And let the businesses open and competition will destroy that business if, in fact, they become evident that they have disease, they’re closed down. It’s that simple.”
Cooper didn’t have much more luck getting to the bottom of Goodman’s rationale, much less what she’s actively doing to keep her constituents safe beyond the governor’s stay-at-home order — which she called “insanity” in a local TV news interview on Tuesday.
The more Cooper pushed for factual information, the more the interview came undone.
At one point Goodman seemed to indicate she would prefer taking the placebo instead in a trial for a coronavirus treatment, which left Cooper even more confused.