Donald Trump said that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his followers would stick with him. As awful as that sounded at the time, reality has become far worse. Already, 367,758 Americans have been diagnosed with the coronavirus with no count on the untested cases, and 10,981 of them have died. Will Trump’s followers still remain loyal? Perhaps not after this latest revelation.
February 24, 2020 the president said that Coronavirus was “very much under control:”
‘The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!’
The New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman just released a scoop saying that one of Trump’s advisers sent POTUS a dire memo in late January. He warned a possible pandemic resulting in “financial and human catastrophe:”
‘SCOOP – WH trade adviser Peter Navarro wrote a late January memo warning of a possible pandemic that would cause financial and human catastrophe’
The Times reported:
‘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.’
‘The warning, written in a memo by Peter Navarro, President Trump’s trade adviser, is the highest-level alert known to have circulated inside the West Wing as the administration was taking its first substantive steps to confront a crisis that had already consumed China’s leaders and would go on to upend life in Europe and the United States.’
The memo stated:
‘The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on U.S. soil. This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.’
The journalist referred to the memo:
‘Dated Jan. 29, it came during a period when Mr. Trump was playing down the risks to the United States, and he would later go on to say that no one could have predicted such a devastating outcome. In one worst-case scenario cited in the memo, more than a half-million Americans could die.’
‘The memo, which was reviewed by The New York Times, was sent from Mr. Navarro to the National Security Council and then distributed to several officials across the administration, people familiar with the events said. It reached a number of top officials as well as aides to Mick Mulvaney, then the acting chief of staff, they said, but it was unclear whether Mr. Trump saw it.’
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