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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

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.

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I bet Dr. Fauci leaked this..... hahahahahahaha

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-07 12:22 PM | Reply

No bueno.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-07 12:23 PM | Reply

When your crisis strategies are deny and lie, this is what you get.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-07 12:23 PM | Reply

"Peter Navarro is a traitor! He hates me! He has to go!" -youknowwho

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-07 12:24 PM | Reply

The evidence is stacked to the brim: Trump dropped the ball.

If only there were some Trumpers here to acknowledge this exact point.

Or at least discuss. Acknowledgement might be too big of an ask, even at this point in their political hackery.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-07 12:25 PM | Reply

They really knew in November/December when the rest of us found out through widely shared news reports....

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-07 12:26 PM | Reply

That's why it's called COVID-19... Coronavirus discovered in 2019.....

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-07 12:27 PM | Reply

Navarro? Hmmmmm.
Think he got us coffee.
Don't think we ever met.

#8 | Posted by Docman at 2020-04-07 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"15 cases. Soon to be zero."

"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear"

"Anyone who wants a test can get one"

" The flu is worse!"

"A vaccine will be available soon"

The US was "most prepared country in the world"!!!

The most irresponsible president ever.

Criminally negligent even.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-07 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#9 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

I think this one will become infamous as well: "Take it! You have nothing to lose."

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-07 12:39 PM | Reply

I've said it once, and I'll keep on saying it: Trump is not going to be able to get away from the numbers of infected and the numbers of dead.

He can pat himself on the back all he wants, but every time the numbers on the global pandemic scoreboard flash on tv, the gap between the US and every other country in the world only widens. China's got 1.3 billion people, and listening to the Republicans, did all they could to botch their response. Even allowing for that, their reported numbers are a fraction of ours and their society is open enough that it's impossible for them to hide real numbers remotely approaching ours.

There is only one reason the US stands out in the worst possible way from every other nation: The utter ineptitude of our federal response and our continuing refusal to take the steps necessary to turn our trajectory around; namely scaling up testing nationwide, and coordinating a smarter national response to this pandemic than telling every state that nominally they're on their own.

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-07 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"failure to contain coronavirus"

Obviously they were naive enough to think it could be contained. This is apparent by their statements even after known cases appeared in the U.S.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-07 12:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Was anyone questioning that this was known in January?

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-07 12:58 PM | Reply

If only someone had warned them!

#14 | Posted by cbob at 2020-04-07 12:59 PM | Reply

Two interesting differences between Watergate and the Covid scandal: First, no one died in Watergate. Second, during Watergate Republican leaders had the nation's interest at heart, and so brought forth the stones to tell Nixon he had no further support and had to go...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-07 12:59 PM | Reply

#11 China is lying so that isn't a winning argument. Other country data that emerges over the next few months will give the truth though.

There are three reasons the US looks bad.
First is the denial of the risk because scientists said it. This is an echo from the climate change denial idiocy. That idiocy is the reason for the delayed response.
Second is Trumps desire to erase Obama's legacy, hence the dismantling of the pandemic defenses and ignoring response plans.
Third is Trumps terrible management skills resulting in a weak team and erratic and delayed response.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-07 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"If only there were some Trumpers here to acknowledge this exact point.
Or at least discuss. Acknowledgement might be too big of an ask, even at this point in their political hackery.
#5 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11"

Discuss? So we can get kicked out again? We'll sit quietly and try not to get splashed watching the-----------.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-04-07 01:16 PM | Reply

"No one could have predicted the exponential rise of this." - Kudlow, on @CNBC now. #covid19

4,560
10:33 AM - Apr 6, 2020

www.motherjones.com

Trump on Coronavirus: "Nobody Could Have Predicted Something Like This"

Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date March 30, 2020

www.realclearpolitics.com

Condi Trump.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-07 01:19 PM | Reply

Discuss? So we can get kicked out again?

Don't wanna get kicked out? Don't post nonsense and bullshht.

Easy.

You can go back to pouting.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-07 01:19 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

That's too bad. Because the POTUS is banking on disease and sickness to make him profits:

President Donald Trump has a "small financial interest" in the maker of an anti-malarial drug that he has been touting as a "game changer" in treating coronavirus, according to The New York Times. Over the past two weeks, Trump and his Fox News allies have aggressively promoted hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure, despite top infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and others urging caution and noting that there was not enough evidence of the drug's efficacy.

The Times reports the president's family trusts all have investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding is Sanofi, the manufacturer of Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine. Associates of the president, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, have also run funds that hold investments in the pharmaceutical firm.

www.thedailybeast.com

BTW, you're a coward.

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-07 01:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This reminds me of W claiming that no one could have ever envisioned a terrorist flying an airplane into a skyscraper.

#21 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2020-04-07 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"BTW, you're a coward.
#20 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11"

Aren't you 2 ijits glad I answered your plea? Now you have someone else to berate and belittle with your hate.

#22 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-04-07 01:30 PM | Reply

Aren't you 2 ijits glad I answered your plea? Now you have someone else to berate and belittle with your hate.
#22 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

You're not very good at the discussion part, are you.

As in address the link I provided in #20.

#23 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-07 01:31 PM | Reply

Discuss? So we can get kicked out again?

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020

Keep Donald trump close to your heart as he personally makes money off of the death of your kindly Aunt Faye.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-07 01:59 PM | Reply

"The Times reports the president's family trusts all have investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding is Sanofi, the manufacturer of Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine"

What punishment is appropriate to such a crime?

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-07 02:00 PM | Reply

What punishment is appropriate to such a crime?
#25 | POSTED BY ZED

Death by a thousand crotch grabs.

#26 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-07 02:03 PM | Reply

This reminds me of W claiming that no one could have ever envisioned a terrorist flying an airplane into a skyscraper.

#21 | POSTED BY MONTECORE AT 2020-04-07 01:22 PM | FLAG:

This is a perfectly apt comparison. Two different tragedies, each laid out in advance by people in a position to know, raising highly specific concerns that could have been addressed had the moneyed ne'er-do-well in the White House in each instance bothered to pay attention.

But I suppose being proactive runs counter to the modern conservative's preference for going with his gut. Trump has made it abundantly clear that any type of preparation signals weakness in his mind. He would prefer to take his chances and then come in with a cure and be the hero, just as he's trying to do with hydroxychloroquine.

#27 | Posted by cbob at 2020-04-07 02:13 PM | Reply

"At this point, what difference does it make?"

Signed,
Deplorables

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-07 02:16 PM | Reply

Discuss? So we can get kicked out again? We'll sit quietly and try not to get splashed watching the-----------.

#17 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

You could try not lying?

That might help.

#29 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-07 02:17 PM | Reply

"A memo from Peter Navarro said failure to contain coronavirus could lead to 100s of 1000s of deaths"

No worse than flu season.
Signed,
Deplorables.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-07 02:30 PM | Reply

But please, allow IRAMAGA2000 to come over to thread and troll how it was Obama's fault.

#31 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-04-07 02:39 PM | Reply

"Death by a thousand crotch grabs.
#26 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11"

Oh me! Pick me!
Phester

#32 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2020-04-07 02:44 PM | Reply

Too bad the republican congress can't just help trump cover up a virus like they helped him cover up his impeachable offenses.

That's why this is bad for trump. Because his cult can't protect him for once.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-04-07 03:17 PM | Reply

At Tuesday's press briefing for the White House's coronavirus task force, President Donald Trump was asked about adviser Peter Navarro's memo issued to him warning that millions of people's lives would be at risk.

His response was that he doesn't believe millions of people will die but that "I didn't see" the memo in question. He proceeded to praise Navarro and his memo even after saying he wasn't familiar with what the reporters were talking about.

Raw Story

You would think that millions of deaths should have caught Trump's attention, but in his defense there were no images of cartoon characters with X's for eyes.

#34 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-07 07:38 PM | Reply

Discuss? So we can get kicked out again? We'll sit quietly and try not to get splashed watching the-----------.

#17 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Oh yeah, I forget you guys are always the victims.

"Discuss" for you means blanket denial and, when even you have enough shame to acknowledge the unacknowledgeable, deflection and distraction.

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-08 09:08 AM | Reply

Now you have someone else to berate and belittle with your hate.

#22 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

It isn't hate.

It's contempt.

Because you brought us Trump and continue to support his despite his many significant failings.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-08 09:09 AM | Reply

"Discuss" for you means blanket denial and, when even you have enough shame to acknowledge the unacknowledgeable, deflection and distraction.

#35 | POSTED BY JPW

Don't forget about the outright lies. I think that once a lie is proven and a deplorable insists on repeating here it in an attempt to spread misinformation they should be held accountable.

Misinformation is costing us American lives.

#37 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-09 10:33 AM | Reply

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