The theme we are hearing from Democrats and the media is that Donald Trump did not act quickly enough, and his actions cost Americans their lives.
At the same time, they are saying Trump refused to listen to the scientists and if he had, this never would have happened, but they are wrong.
Nobody Really Knew
How soon did the administration know about the possibility of a pandemic and did Trump respond quickly enough to health experts such as Dr. Fauci?
Dems will tell you now and they are continuing to push the narrative that had Trump acted quicker, the entire United States would have been free of the coronavirus.
First and foremost, based on what is happening around the world, it is a fairly safe assumption we were going to get hit no matter what.
In terms of listening to the experts, based on statements I have been able to find, it would seem that some would say Trump was actually very aggressive.
Here is an interview that was done with Dr. Fauci on January 21…
I yield to no one in admiration of Dr. Fauci. But this comment from January 21 should be kept in mind by those accusing anyone in the U.S. of failing to act in time against Covid 19. Watch it all the way through: pic.twitter.com/wCBHT1wfdr
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 3, 2020
In case you missed it, he stated, “This is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States, right now, should be worried about.”
I am NOT posting this to take a shot at Dr. Fauci, but rather to prove the point that we simply were not getting the right information from China at this point.
Ten days after Fauci made these statements, President Trump declared a health emergency and shut down travel from China.
We still had not had a single death in the United States from this virus, yet measures were already in play to at the very least, slow down the threat.
It is time for someone in the mainstream media, as well as Dr. Fauci, to come clean on all of this.
Acosta recently went off about Trump saying this was going to eventually “go away,” so why is he not calling out Dr. Fauci on the statements he made on January 21?
There was no reaction to make because as far as our top health experts were concerned, there was no reason to be alarmed as of late January.
As a matter of fact, the ONLY document I could find expressing concern was a January 22 letter from Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) to the White House raising the alarm, at which point it seems that the administration starting moving forward in taking measures even though health experts were saying it was still no big deal.
When you look at the timeline and these statements from Dr. Fauci, how can anyone say this administration was “fiddling” when it should have been taking action?
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