Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (ran as Independent, really a Republican) perched CNN host Anderson Cooper’s last gay nerve after offering a series of befuddling batshit crazy counterfactuals to his interview questions.
Goodman’s “Hunger Games” or survival-of-the-fittest approach to reopening the strip is leaving jaws agape to all who sees her interviews. “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.”
Goodman has the nerve to call the Nevada governor’s stay-at-home order — which “insanity” but offers a truly lunatic example of how to re-open Sin City and who is responsible for visitors and locals safety. (Hint: Its not her.) She insisted that competition, not government oversight, was the answer saying that it is up to the businesses in Las Vegas to figure out social distancing. She said that her days were full, trying to help people get back to work.
At one point, Cooper showed a report from Chinese researchers that outlined how the virus spread in a restaurant.
“This isn’t China. This is Las Vegas, Nevada,” she interjected.
“Wow, that’s really ignorant,” he said.
“That’s ignorant to say?” she asked.
And on it went. At one point during the interview, Cooper took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes.
If you missed it you can watch the full interview below.