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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

Incredible: the novel coronavirus has more spine than Republicans.

Unlike the Senate Republicans who ask "How high?" when Trump rage tweets his delusions and wishes, the virus doesn't care what he thinks about it. He can't just fire the virus or throw it under the bus, he can't just give it a nickname (although I think he's tried by simply referring to it as "Flu" ), he can't threaten it and he can't ignore it. The virus is not beholden to Trump to make him look good or otherwise cover his incompetent ass, and for that matter it may finally show Trump's base what Republican Senators and conservative talking heads refuse to admit, although they most certainly know it to be true: the emperor has no clothes.

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