Trump dismissed coronavirus pandemic worry in January — now claims he long warned about it

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President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday he has believed the coronavirus outbreak was “a pandemic, long before it was called a pandemic” — but in January, he explicitly played down concerns when asked about it.

“No, not at all,” Trump told CNBC in a Jan. 22 interview on CNBC when “Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen asked him if there were worries about an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China becoming a “pandemic.”

“It’s going to be just fine,” Trump assured Kernen during the interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“We have it totally under control.”

Trump and his revisionist history crap.
 
Aug 2019
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Somebody tell Trump to STFU on Coronavirus, since he says he takes no responsibility at all, and let Dr Fauci be the voice we hear about this issue. But Trumps an egotistical ass, and all he cares about is Dr Fauci becoming famous. Christ almighty hes such a dick
 
Feb 2020
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Earlier today, European Union leaders announced they will follow Trump's lead, and close the bloc's external borders for 30 days.

Thousands have died in Europe. Think of the lives that could have been saved had they followed Trump's advice sooner.

"The enemy is the virus and now we have to do our utmost to protect our people and to protect our economies."

(Ursula von der Leyen, the president, EU Commission)

Well, better late than never.
 
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no. not even. here is some truth to go with your bullshit-

The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hot spots as a result a large number of new clusters were seeded by travellers from Europe,” he said.

But virtually every part of this statement is untrue.

Italy imposed a ban on flights from China on 31 January, immediately after a Chinese couple in Rome tested positive for the virus. The U.S. began to restrict flights from China four days later. But while Italy enacted a full ban, the U.S. policy was only a restriction, with wide exemptions.

On February 4 the U.S. State Department issued a level 4 travel advisory mandating that foreign citizens who had been to China be turned away, and Americans who had been to China must undergo screening and possibly be put in quarantine for 14 days. But the restrictions contained wide exemptions, largely because of fears over the economic impacts of a full ban. Flight routes between the U.S. and China have been steadily cancelled over the past month, but in a piecemeal fashion and at the discretion of airlines.

By contrast, the Italian ban four days earlier was complete, with no exemptions. Italy was the first and only EU country to have a flight ban from China, and yet the country is now the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe with the highest number of cases outside China.

President Emmanuel Macron. “Italy is today the country which is most hit by Coronavirus. So the least I can say is that stopping flights was not an effective response for Italy to stop importing the virus.”

“It didn’t work in the past in Europe regarding flights from China, so I don’t see why it should work from Europe to the U.S.,” he adds. “It proved to be ineffective in the Italian case."


because we have not tested nearly as many people because of lack of testing kits as the EU, our rates may show lower numbers, but that is not a real accurate measure. who knows how many americans have it but do not know they do because of lack of testing?

trump may have dragged his feet on getting out front and making sure we had more testing kits because he KEPT SAYING IT WAS NO BIG DEAL, IT WAS A DEMOCRATIC HOAX, AND BECAUSE OF SO FEW TESTS, THE NUMBERS WERE ARTIFICIALLY LOWER...DUH.
 
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Somebody tell Trump to STFU on Coronavirus, since he says he takes no responsibility at all, and let Dr Fauci be the voice we hear about this issue. But Trumps an egotistical ass, and all he cares about is Dr Fauci becoming famous. Christ almighty hes such a dick
Thank you, Lloyd. Fauci was famous LONG before Trump tripped into the WH. Fauci has advised six presidents.
 
Dec 2015
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Earlier today, European Union leaders announced they will follow Trump's lead, and close the bloc's external borders for 30 days.

Thousands have died in Europe. Think of the lives that could have been saved had they followed Trump's advice sooner.

"The enemy is the virus and now we have to do our utmost to protect our people and to protect our economies."

(Ursula von der Leyen, the president, EU Commission)

Well, better late than never.
Ummm....we're going to need to see a link to that statement "they will follow Trump's lead"? Which EU leaders said that? Mentioned Trump?
 
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Earlier today, European Union leaders announced they will follow Trump's lead, and close the bloc's external borders for 30 days.

Thousands have died in Europe. Think of the lives that could have been saved had they followed Trump's advice sooner.

"The enemy is the virus and now we have to do our utmost to protect our people and to protect our economies."

(Ursula von der Leyen, the president, EU Commission)

Well, better late than never.
"follow Trump's lead". LOL, as if Trump's anti-immigration "closed borders" policy had one iota to do with coronavirus....
 
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