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Friday, May 15, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., admitted he was wrong when he that the Obama administration never left a plan for President Donald Trump for how to handle a pandemic.

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Why did he say it in the first place?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-15 02:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Did he not know, or did he lie? And why is either reason acceptable?

#2 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-05-15 02:39 PM | Reply

McTurtle lied, he got caught in the lie. He's a classless POS who has now admitted to telling a giant lie because it has on the record for months that the Obama Administration left Dotard's Regime A PANDEMIC PLAYBOOK, A PANDEMIC RESPONSE TEAM and scientists embedded with the Chinese version of the CDC. This entire screwed up response sits squarely on the flabby shoulders of Hair Furor who ignored or destroyed them all! Mitch the Bit_h watches Dotard lie about and slander President Obama on a near-daily basis, yet President Obama has had the class to not overtly criticize Combover Quisling publicly. So a private phone call with President Obama criticizing the obvious FUBaR response of Putin's Pud Pit gets leaked and Moscow Mitch flaps his beak? So Obama can't even criticize in private the worst occupant of the WH in history? Moscow Mitch should have kept his classless mushroom hole shut!

#3 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-15 02:52 PM | Reply

I'm so glad that the Senate Majority Leader finally learned what everyone else already knew. Real crackjack brain on that one.

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-15 02:56 PM | Reply

Why did he say it in the first place?

#1 | POSTED BY ZED

The initial lie is always more effective than the retraction.


#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 02:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's kinda of difficult to maintain a lie of this magnitude when the documents to Obama's plan called "Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents" is still online and easily accessible.

And that's an awful lot of big words for such a small Trumptilian brain. And not one picture of or mention of the greatness of Trump!

I can understand now why he did not read it.

assets.documentcloud.org

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 03:07 PM | Reply

Mitch admits the Obama plan exists. Will he read it now? Act on it? Or continue to surrender the poor to the invisible enemy.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-15 03:14 PM | Reply

The Obama administration also held pandemic briefings and 'tabletop exercises' for the incoming Trump administration.

In 2017, Obama officials briefed Trump's team on dealing with a pandemic like the coronavirus. One Cabinet member reportedly fell asleep, and others didn't want to be there.

- In the days before Donald Trump's inauguration, outgoing Obama administration officials trained his incoming administration on how to deal with a pandemic.

- Politico said it obtained documents from the meeting and spoke with more than a dozen people who attended the training, which was described as "weird" at best.

- One member of Trump's Cabinet, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, reportedly dozed off, and others questioned why they had to be there.

When President Donald Trump visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month as coronavirus cases accelerated in the US, he said that "you can never really think" that something like this might happen.

But it turns out the Obama administration did think this was something Trump could face in office and took steps to brief his appointees on how to respond to an outbreak before he took over in 2017.

Politico reported on Monday that it obtained documents from that legally mandated training and spoke with more than a dozen attendees, from the Obama and Trump administration sides.

Obama officials, they said, explained what the Trump administration would have to do when faced with a pandemic. The model scenario was similar to the coronavirus outbreak: an outbreak that crops up in Asia, spreads to the US, and exposes problems like shortages of ventilators and antiviral drugs.

www.businessinsider.com

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-15 03:15 PM | Reply

Nobody could have anticipated...

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-05-15 03:31 PM | Reply

Why did he say it in the first place?

#1 | POSTED BY ZED

He was being interviewed by Trump 2020 senior adviser Lara Trump, so he figured only Trump supporters were watching and knew they're a bunch of suckers who would fall for anything.

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-05-15 03:48 PM | Reply

Think about this. Three years into his presidency, Trump's defense of his catastrophically terrible pandemic response is that Obama didn't tell him how to do it.

Additionally, he has spent his entire presidency trying to undo anything Obama ever did anyway, so why should anyone believe he would have followed instructions from the Obama Administration?

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-15 04:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The worst part is Trump is still not using that plan, he's just doing whatever partisan hack thing he thinks will help him get reelected.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-15 04:21 PM | Reply

Did Trump admit he was wrong yet?

Nope?

Anyone surprised?

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-15 05:34 PM | Reply

#11 Chump has also whined that Obama didn't make tests 3 years before covid existed, and that the PPE cupboard was bare even though chump gave a plane load to China.

The worst pandemic response in the history of pandemic responses.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-15 06:40 PM | Reply

Moscow Mitch lied.
Intentionally.
Piece of crap.

#15 | Posted by Docman at 2020-05-15 07:01 PM | Reply

Mitch will go down in history as one of the great dickcheeses.

#16 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-05-15 07:20 PM | Reply

The worst part is Trump is still not using that plan, he's just doing whatever partisan hack thing he thinks will help him get reelected.

#12 | Posted by danni

His malfeasance and the tragic results of his COVID-19 response is going to hit him like a boomerang in November.

Consider that his approval among 65+ voters has fallen 20% in the past month, and is now nearly as bad among seniors as it is with 18-29-year-olds. Older voters remember what competent leadership looks like. Trump's isn't it, as this pandemic has proven.

Trump's 'leadership' of the pandemic response will ultimately lead to millions of American deaths. Next fall and winter will make what we've seen so far look low by comparison.

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-15 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I heard Trump explain that he didn't need Obama's "Plan" because he already drew up one of is own.

There was a woman standing beside him fumbling with 2 or 3 binders that she claimed was Trump's Plan.

However, Fact checkers looked into it and did not find any such documents in existence, anywhere, of any nature whatsoever that supported Trump's claim.

It was just another attempt for Trump to lie his way out of his own incompetence.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-16 05:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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