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Thursday, April 30, 2020

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there were "very good experts" who predicted that the coronavirus outbreak "would never affect the United States."

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Acosta then pressed Trump on how multiple experts said at the time that the number of US cases would go up and there would be community spread of the disease without appropriate social-distancing measures.

Trump pushed back. "Experts " very good experts, very good people too " said this would never affect the United States, it wouldn't affect Europe, it wouldn't affect anything outside of China." he said. "So we were listening to experts, and we will always listen to experts, but the experts got it wrong. A lot of people got it wrong, and a lot of people had no idea it would be this serious."

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-30 04:02 PM | Reply

The buck stops... nowhere.

Republicans must be so proud at what they've done.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 04:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

That was on Tuesday?? We can't keep up with the crazy.

"Well, it will go down to zero ultimately". Hahahahaha that Trump's a funny guy it could be years from now hahaha

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-30 05:42 PM | Reply

"Many very good experts," Trump claims falsely, "said that this would never affect the United States, it wouldn't affect Europe, it wouldn't affect anything outside of China.

... I could see him actually believing that the virus would only affect the Chinese, that's how his mind works, and that explains his Chinese citizen ban that didn't include any other nationalities coming into America from China. ...

POSTED BY TONYROMA AT 2020-04-28 08:08 PM

Friggin' nailed it.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-01 12:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Experts " very good experts, very good people too " said this would never affect the United States, it wouldn't affect Europe, it wouldn't affect anything outside of China." he said. "So we were listening to experts, and we will always listen to experts, but the experts got it wrong. A lot of people got it wrong, and a lot of people had no idea it would be this serious."

This is prima facie evidence of Trump's xenophobia, racism, and ignorance. I'm sure there were others (calling Steven Miller, calling Jared Kushner, calling Sean Hannity, et al.) telling Trump that since the virus started in China it would only affect the Chinese. This is exactly why he wasn't worried about it spreading into the US until it was way too late.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-01 12:42 AM | Reply

We just have to let him work his tragic.

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-05-01 02:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

IN real life, medical, military, and intelligence all warned Trump. He did nothing. We'll never know why.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 03:42 AM | Reply

IN real life, medical, military, and intelligence all warned Trump. He did nothing. We'll never know why.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 03:42 AM | Reply

We know precisely why. Dotard was out of the country, and that female virologist from the CDC did a telephone briefing in which she said how bad it would be and that schools would have to close. Of course, the markets had a big selloff. President Lysol-the-time went ape dump, that scientist was wished into the cornfield never to be heard from again, CDC has had no more press conferences, Drumpf has taken control of the podium and has done his best to temper scientific facts and projections and bad news with lies and happy talk. To Hair Furor the Dow is his measure of the economy, and he saw how it reacted to bad pandemic news and decided his reelection was more important than the lives of tens of thousands of Americans.

#8 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-01 04:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Many very good experts," Trump claims falsely, "said that this would never affect the United States, it wouldn't affect Europe, it wouldn't affect anything outside of China."

Yes, especially his resident Svengali and son-in-law Jared Kushner who knows better than to tell Trump anything he doesn't want to hear. Keep it happy talk.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-01 06:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

IN real life, medical, military, and intelligence all warned Trump. He did nothing. We'll never know why.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 03:42 AM | Reply | Flag

There are a number of reasons:

1. He was in the midst of trying to end his ridiculous trade war with China and did not want to upset Xi.

2. Mnuchkin advised him doing so would rattle the markets. At that point that was just about all he had positive going for him.

3. He constantly brags about how he is smarter than everyone else. He's not. A smart person never has to tell you they're smart.

4. He gutted the CDC and pandemic response team.

5. Golf.

6. Rallies.

7. Fundraisers at Mango Lameo.

8. Like every businessman he does not see the benefit to him personally for expending the effort to help people other than those that help him. Why waste the time on voters that will not write you checks?

I could go on and on.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-01 06:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I guess the voices in his head are getting louder.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-01 06:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A hallmark of a weak leader,
they blame everyone else but themselves...

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-05-01 07:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Many very good experts," Trump claims falsely, "said that this would never affect the United States, it wouldn't affect Europe, it wouldn't affect anything outside of China."

Name them liar!

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-01 07:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

At this point, Trump is no longer the worst problem.

The base...the base is, by far, the worst problem.

The base may be shrinking, but they're getting louder and more aggressive.

And, clearly, many are willing to die for Trump.

#14 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-01 08:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Somehow Trump's claim of hiring only the best people is blown out of the water by his comment that his experts screwed up. If they were the best, they would be experts who would not have screwed up...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-01 09:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I love how he still talks about the travel bans as if they mattered.

Also, there are photos upon photos of airports being swamped by returning Amerians standing around in close contact with other travelers after he announced the European travel ban. So BS on screening because screening doesn't matter if you let it spread in that space before somebody's temperature was checked.

Also, he never specified what type of experts. Hannity is an expert at BSing the rubes. That's probably the "expert" Trump is referring to.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Somehow Trump's claim of hiring only the best people is blown out of the water by his comment that his experts screwed up. If they were the best, they would be experts who would not have screwed up...

#15 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2020-05-01 09:06 AM | REPLY |

For sure. This is where Trump's obsession with control and paranoid inability to let true subject matter experts handle anything themselves becomes a liability for the nation. I mean, look at how narrow the field of hires has been for him. Last I heard there were still a ton of positions unfilled. He is afraid of going outside his security blanket of nepotism or other proven loyalists, which coincides with his general provincialism.

#17 | Posted by cbob at 2020-05-01 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Somehow Trump's claim of hiring only the best people is blown out of the water by his comment that his experts screwed up."

It's ok. He never paid them either.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-01 01:14 PM | Reply

Trump has blamed so many others that the only people left to blame are imaginary.

#19 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-05-01 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DEREK

"Trump has blamed so many others that the only people left to blame are imaginary."

There's still one to go.

I'm waiting for Trump to fire Dr. Fauci so he can blame him, too.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-02 02:33 AM | Reply

JPW

Insecurity, paranoia and isolation often cause such like-minded presidents to turn to outside non-Cabinet members for advice, but mostly for consolation and affirmation ~~ as it is with Trump and Hannity and FOX n' Co.

It used to be called a president's "kitchen Cabinet."

#21 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-03 04:08 AM | Reply

OK, go ahead and say it. Trump's "kitchen Cabinet" comes with a garbage disposal"

I agree.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-03 04:10 AM | Reply

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