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Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:43 PM

Trump Says Coronavirus Was Expected to 'Blow Over' in February

Source: Bloomberg News (via MSN)

President Donald Trump defended his early, dismissive response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying Tuesday that he was told late in February that it wouldn’t be a problem.

“Even professionals like Anthony were saying this is no problem,” Trump told reporters in a White House meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, referring to the government’s top infectious disease specialist, Anthony Fauci.

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The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump was repeatedly warned in his daily intelligence briefing in January and February — a document the paper said he seldom reads — that the virus posed a threat to the U.S.

“I would have to check,” Trump said of the report. “I want to look as to the exact dates of warnings.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-coronavirus-was-expected-to-blow-over-in-february/ar-BB13k00A

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Reply Trump Says Coronavirus Was Expected to 'Blow Over' in February (Original post)
Beartracks Apr 2020 OP
hlthe2b Apr 2020 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #16
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #46
patphil Apr 2020 #2
c_junk Apr 2020 #19
Scarsdale Apr 2020 #30
Beartracks Apr 2020 #27
irisblue Apr 2020 #3
bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #4
Beartracks Apr 2020 #28
ffr Apr 2020 #5
Botany Apr 2020 #6
Arkansas Granny Apr 2020 #7
Botany Apr 2020 #15
Baclava Apr 2020 #8
llmart Apr 2020 #17
Beartracks Apr 2020 #29
grumpyduck Apr 2020 #9
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 2020 #32
grumpyduck Apr 2020 #36
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 2020 #37
sop Apr 2020 #10
forgotmylogin Apr 2020 #14
Beartracks Apr 2020 #31
gibraltar72 Apr 2020 #11
bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #12
budkin Apr 2020 #13
IronLionZion Apr 2020 #18
Grokenstein Apr 2020 #20
catbyte Apr 2020 #21
riversedge Apr 2020 #41
Kaiserguy Apr 2020 #22
Grokenstein Apr 2020 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2020 #24
beachbumbob Apr 2020 #25
Beartracks Apr 2020 #26
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #33
LisaL Apr 2020 #34
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2020 #35
KPN Apr 2020 #38
Corgigal Apr 2020 #39
riversedge Apr 2020 #40
lark Apr 2020 #42
Beartracks Apr 2020 #43
D_Master81 Apr 2020 #44
Initech Apr 2020 #45

Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:44 PM

1. That is NOT what Fauci said in February of course...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:20 PM

16. If Fauci did say anything it was undoubtedly conditioned "If you do A, B, C, D & E, then maybe."


Of course tRump did C (block Cchhyyna flights) and G (golfed) and R (rallied) instead of A, B, D & E.

Trump failed to defend America. Period. He was told what to do and why it was necessary.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:29 PM

46. Fauci should sue for libel.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:48 PM

2. The Father of Lies does it again.

Of course Dr. Fauci said no such thing. In fact nobody said anything like that.
Quite to the contrary, he was warned dozens of times by many different people and groups.
He just chose to ignore them.

There's no truth like a Trump truth, no truth at all.

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Response to patphil (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:42 PM

19. Someone did say it!


That was predicted by none other the world's most Stable Genius! (Ignore the problem, claim it's going to disappear, find someone/something to blame when it doesn't)

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Response to c_junk (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:20 PM

30. Jared dismissed

the warnings, so that was good enough for tRump. Too bad there was not a whistleblower who outed this information earlier. Thousands of lives could have been saved, millions of workers still employed. Families buying groceries, instead of lining up for hours at food pantries. Nothing is ever HIS fault. I blame him for the entire fiasco.

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Response to patphil (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:13 PM

27. There's no truth like a Trump truth, no truth at all.

That. Is. Awesome.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:49 PM

3. What lying dumbass

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

4. lol, Trump is absolutely delusional

He's not accepting responsibility for getting this all f'd up. Externalizing responsibility. It doesn't matter what they told him. He's the leader of the free world. He IS responsible. It is his job to know better, to provide good outcomes no matter what.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:16 PM

28. He's not the leader of the free world, although he's sitting in that leader's chair.

He abdicated that role. I certainly hope we can get it back and rebuild this country's influence in the world before everyone/everything winds up in orbit around Russia and China.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

5. The worst thing in a tea party member's mind is to overreact.

You don't want that. Besides, faith over science.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

6. He was told of C-19 in Nov. '19 by US intel / "Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event"

ABC Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources


"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," a source said.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273

And his administration was warned about a Pandemic by Military Intel and that we needed more supplies in 2017.

Team Trump received pandemic warning - in January 2017
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/team-trump-received-pandemic-warning-january-2017-n1161811

The question that needs to be asked is after learning about C-19 in November of 2019 how soon
did he and Kush-turd try to make money off of the Pandemic by buying hydroxycholoroquine and
making their own C-19 test kits?

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:52 PM

7. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. He was warned and we all know it.

He chose to ignore the briefs and warnings because, you know, stable genius, and all that.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:10 PM

15. From Wiki

Azar informed associates that he had alerted Trump on January 18, 2020, regarding the potential danger from COVID-19,[35] but that the president thought he was being "alarmist" as Azar struggled to get Trump's attention to focus on the issue.[36] Despite Azar's warnings, four days later, Trump announced, "We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:52 PM

8. Trump lied, tens of thousands died

Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control.”

Jan. 24: “It will all work out well.”

Jan. 30: “We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.

Feb. 2: “Well, we pretty much shut it down coming in from China." "...we did shut it down, yes."

Feb. 10: “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.”

Feb. 14: “We have a very small number of people in the country, right now, with it. It’s like around 12. Many of them are getting better. Some are fully recovered already. So we’re in very good shape.”

Feb. 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.”

Feb. 25: “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re all getting better."

Feb. 26: “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low. … When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done."

Feb. 27: “Only a very small number in U.S., & China numbers look to be going down. All countries working well together!”

Feb. 28: “I think it’s really going well...There’s one who is quite sick, but maybe he’s gonna be fine."

Feb. 28: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”



"I don't take responsibility at all"

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Response to Baclava (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:22 PM

17. Great summary.

Just because Trump and his spawn are ignoramuses he thinks we all are. Does he really think people will believe his lies when the proof is out there?

Can we not rid ourselves of this scourge? Please? Someone? Anyone?

I can't take much more.

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Response to Baclava (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:18 PM

29. Can this be charted against the number of cases and deaths?

What a string of self-congratulatory bullshit.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:54 PM

9. "Even professionals like Anthony?"

Anybody with any tiny little bit of class or manners would refer to him as Dr. Fauci in public, even if they use the informal first name in private.

What a dickhead.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 08:13 PM

32. Well, if you actually KNOW Dr. Fauci,

you call him Tony.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 09:04 PM

36. Haggis for breakfast?

Have you really had haggis for breakfast?

I like haggis, but I don't know about breakfast.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 09:12 PM

37. Oh, yes.

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. Start it out with a hearty meal !

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:55 PM

10. Trump Truisms:

1. Everything Trump touches dies.

2. Everything Trump says is a lie.

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Response to sop (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:09 PM

14. Shares trouble; hoards praise. n/t

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:21 PM

31. Like a typical Republican: privatize the profit, socialize the debt. n/t

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:58 PM

11. He'll get back to us on that.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:59 PM

12. Didn't Trump say the same thing about climate change?

Nothing that conflicts with his rigid, fixed, tiny mind are ever considered or accepted. He just wishes it away. He is a real mental case.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:08 PM

13. Gaslighting all day long

I'm sure you'll see this talking point all over Fox.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:27 PM

18. While GOP Senators were dumping stocks through insider trading

Their comments were to allow them to profit from this tragedy.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 05:08 PM

20. Grab the credit! Pass the buck!

Everything I don't like is fake news!

God DAMN I am looking forward to having grownups in charge again.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 05:34 PM

21. No, the Orange Carbuncle WANTED it to blow over in February. Magical thinking blew up in his

fucking face this time. That thing has learned the hard way that viruses don't give a damn about lies, bluster, or bullying. Now we're all paying the price for it.

Arrogance + willful ignorance = tragedy.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:14 AM

41. I really do not think Trump has learned that the virus does not listen to him. nope

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 05:46 PM

22. Another day that ends in Y

and Trump has told still more lies.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 05:49 PM

23. Translation: "I wanted it to go away-way in February."

"So I could get back to golfing."

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 05:50 PM

24. Anthony Hannity or Anthony Miller?

tRump can't even keep the first names of his key advisers right..........

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:04 PM

25. Expected by who? The tooth fairy?

 

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:06 PM

26. Someone told Trump it would blow over. It was probably Trump.

"My primary consultant is myself and I have a good instinct for this stuff"! -- Trump

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 08:15 PM

33. His skull is so breezy anything will blow over in there. . . . nt

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 08:18 PM

34. Yea, sure. We know it was going to just magically

disappear.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 08:55 PM

35. K&R

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:02 AM

38. Yeah, you were told alright, by highly reputable sources like your asshole SIL Kushner.

Fuck you, you were told. Stand up like a man instead of making excuses while hiding behind a wall of bodyguards you frigging mental wus! I'd love to meet you someday in an alley. It would make more than my day, it would make my life!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 12:14 AM

39. No it wasn't..

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:08 AM

40. Trump also said early on that the numbers would go down to ZERO.....

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 08:44 AM

42. L.I.A.R.

Every time he opens his ugly assmouth, murderous, profiteering, hate filled lies leap out. He was told and ignored it because he wanted it to happen because it would provide major profiteering opportunities and wreck our nation. Both are desired outcomes for him.

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Response to lark (Reply #42)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 06:51 PM

43. ... as well as desired outcomes for his handlers. n/t

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 09:21 PM

44. Just like the Hurricane was gonna hit Alabama

I’m sure we’ll get a sharpie edited daily briefing from February

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:13 PM

45. And now it's a problem we may have to live with for the rest of our lives.

Thanks Trump!!!

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