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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:47 AM

Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic

Source: New York Times

A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January that the coronavirus crisis could cost the United States trillions of dollars and put millions of Americans at risk of illness or death.

The warning, written in a memo by Peter Navarro, President Trump’s trade adviser, is the highest-level alert known to have circulated inside the West Wing as the administration was taking its first substantive steps to confront a crisis that had already consumed China’s leaders and would go on to upend life in Europe and the United States.

“The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on U.S. soil,” Mr. Navarro’s memo said. “This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/navarro-warning-trump-coronavirus.html?referringSource=articleShare

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:54 AM

1. Lordy, there must be memos

So even the Idiot's own people were directly warning him about this.

Trump and Rus-publicans: stop trying to blame the WHO, Chinese, or anyone else but yourselves.

"Russia, if you're listening, your puppet is a fool of the highest order. He has given all voters the case against him, hook, line, and sinker....if you get the drift."

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:22 AM

7. It must be 13 Angry Democrats.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:57 AM

2. Virus determined to strike US

Different assholes, same bullshit.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:14 AM

3. Yep

and same political party. It's not government failure, it's REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT failure.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:07 AM

10. Yes. Republicons are welded to tRump. They swallowed him. They own him & he owns them. . . . nt

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:22 AM

4. His sycophantic Aides didn't make a cartoon.

... or even if they'd have made one...

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:31 AM

5. Was it leaked? Well we know who'll be on list for Friday dump, Navarro or

..Fausi--perhaps both.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:16 AM

6. K & R for exposure.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:46 AM

8. CNN was discussing this last night as the story broke

with the author, Maggie Haberman. She said because Navarro is obsessed with China, some advisors thought the memo had more to do with Navarro's anti-China bias than anything else. The inference was that this was a reason the memo might not have been taken as seriously as it should have been. Haberman thought because of the chaotic communication channels in the WH, it was entirely possible Trump hadn't seen it.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:05 AM

9. Navarro is not a hero. He is holding medical supplies bought & paid for by your ally, Canada. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:20 AM

11. It's hardly heroic to make a prediction and report it to the president.

His action merely requires average intelligence and a minimal commitment to preventing catastrophe to the economy, which was likely his main concern.

Is anyone holding his actions up as anything more than that?

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:47 AM

12. In Writing?

Was he stupid and naive to put this in writing? Should he be walked down a gangplank?

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:52 AM

13. Same repug excuse of not knowing what was already being warned

stupid bush did the same thing holding a report that said Osama bin laden was going to attack the mainland and saying they had no idea 911 could happen.

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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:56 AM

14. Here's a link to his memorandums, or memoranda, whatever:

VeryBigVeryPowerfulHat Retweeted

Read Navarro’s memos here




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Response to fishwax (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:52 AM

15. More proof that the orange moron was warned and ignored it

His inaction and lack of leadership is killing Americans.

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