Would a good president say the virus was under control because he didn't want people to panic? Trump said it was under control months ago.?


I am not a troll. Trump lied. He said the virus was under control -- and it would disappear.   

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Since Trump, in a Town Hall compared his leadership to Churchill's, let's see what Churchill has to say: “There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away.”   Oooff! 

    BTW, none of the other leaders of developed nations lied about the virus, and nowhere did the truth cause panic.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The POTUS was very honest with how he felt about how dangerous COVID-19 could be in the interview, but there was very little data about COVID-19 that they had proceeded without causing mass hysteria as all competent Heads of State, Monarch, & Generals would while working diligently hard to acquire data, vaccines, & therapeutics, provide disease control guidelines to all states. (D) obsession with impeachment preoccupied most governmental resources & wasted everyone's time. Never the less the Administration still had operatives working behind the scene to try & get information drawing up plans in early January, if things got worst in Wuhan & spread out of Wuhan after CDC scientists were sent in Dec. 2019, but China refused help while (D)s defy & resist the Administration's mitigation guidelines. Travel restriction from & to China was declared before there was a confirmed case in the US.  Andrew Cuomo didn't quarantine every international flight & sea vessels coming into New York when travel restrictions were announced in late January turning NY into an epicenter. Cuomo struggled deciding to shutting down schools & Subways unsanitary, until a month+ later. Cuomo tried to pull a fast one on the incumbent with the 40,000 Ventilators he was planning on hoarding stored in a NY warehouse to control the supply lines. Cuomo pushed back on Statewide Federal Quarantine & ordered Nursing homes to accept COVID-19+ patients where more than 1/2 of the mortality statistic comes from.

    Obama/Biden's Administration with Doctor Fauci & CDC Scientists at the helm proved that the bureaucracy they had in place then could not handle SARS-COV-2 spreading at this COVID-19 pandemic's magnitude. Thus current POTUS conceived a Task Force requiring Defense Dept. & Private Sector involvement was crucial. WHO should've taken the role of an International Pandemic Response Agency mobilized as soon as there's a large outbreak of an unknown disease infecting humans in a city to quarantine & study. WHO was late to gather Data & sound the Alarm for every country in the world to brace it self from a pandemic the world connected by travel & transport where every day life requires social interactions in close proximity was not prepared for. The Whole World Failed at Keeping COVID-19 out of their countries. CDC, NIH, HHS, & WHO all Failed, as governor Cuomo argued redirecting blame away from his bungled nursing homes orders. Cuomo could've prevented the COVID-EU from spreading south & west. POTUS prevented 2.2 million deaths by June or July 2020 projection. It's September & death toll so far nears only 200,000.

    Prior to 03/15/20 when all partisan (D) news media anchors along with Doctor Fauci & other (lib) experts stated that Influenza should be looked at more than Wuhan Flu with Dr. Fauci assuring the public not to be alarmed on NEWSMAX aired in 01/21/20 & again emphasized the danger was miniscule in 02/17/20. In April, Dr. Fauci reverses his don't wear mask advice, only healthcare workers, questioned by many as it spreads from simply talking. CDC found COVID projection model was over estimated, Fauci mused 1 year quarantine late March, then mid May say the country needs to open as shutdown has grave irreputable consequences. De Blasio & (D) Health experts from Feb. to Mar. 15 were making tweets & speeches in small rallies against travel bans, social distancing & shutdowns. 02/02/20 NYC Health Commissioner Oxirus Barbot said, "There's NO REASON NOT" to take the subway, bus, go to restaurant, miss the annual Lunar parade or avoid any neighborhood because of coronavirus. 0302/20 De Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to go on with their lives & get out on town despite Coronavirus. 02/03/20 New York Times: "There is no reason why it is not safe to travel to China, The travel ban is unjust".

    The current Administration has done more COVID-19 testing than any country in the world, manufactured more ventilators & PPE in a short amount of time. Andrew Cuomo & de Blasio could've shut down & closed their state & city borders as soon as POTUS declared state of emergency, drafting guidelines to slow the spread & accept the offer to federally quarantine NY to prevent it from spreading quickly to the rest of 49 states. The west coast governors were getting carried away with the shutdowns threatening to make it permanent including schools, until vaccination that could partially work 50/50, like flu vaccines, are readily available for obvious political reason as they allow riots to pester & letting their megalomaniac tendencies loose. N. Dakota, Georgia, & Florida are much better in keeping things balanced as Red states prefers a targeted shutdown approach to minimize the spread.

    No One could've known about an "unknown" disease to infect humans that transmit from human to human simply by talking from people who weren't even showing signs of illness at the beginning stages & into a pandemic. A respiratory disease like COVID-19 can't really be contained absent of data on how fast & easily it spreads by 85% of infected people who never got ill or hospitalized (14.5%-14.95% are recovering) experiencing symptoms of a common cold for which the lightly infected & doctors overlooked it as just a cold, until an alarming number of hospitalized infected patients overwhelming the hospitals & 1/20 were dying weekly which prompted a Chinese doctor to look through a microscope ruling out the Africanized swine flu happening at the same time across China that started 3 months earlier. China took extraordinary measure when it was apparent how contagious the virus was, but it was too late as initially they focused on quarantining feverish people having acute symptoms which allowed the virus to spread out of Wuhan to the world through foreign tourist, diplomats & business travelers showing no signs of infection.

    Anti Trump zealots will push the 2009 Swine Flu response as fast & effective when 2009 H1N1 swine flu was just slightly different from the 1918 original H1N1 Spanish flu. It was weaker than the original 1918. Not much alarming concern came into light because it wasn't entirely new. Thousands of deaths are anticipated from H#N# variants annually since 1918. There were 4 pandemic flus before 2009 & vaccines for H#N# variants were and are being develop year after year.

    The government under Trump began working on a vaccine BEFORE the first case in the US. Obama 6 days AFTER.

    Trump had a test ready to go three days after the first case. Obama 13 days.

    Trump declared coronavirus a public health emergency 9 days later. Obama 15 days.

    Trump declared a national emergency 53 days later. Obama 204 days later.

    Trump was warning everyone about the coronavirus 15 days after the first case. No warning from Obama at that point.

    The country hit 1m cases of H1N1 71 days after the first case. On the 78th day there were 367,000 cases of corona in the US .

    The first vaccines started getting tested 56 days later under Trump. It was 98 days for Obama.

    Obama also used up all of the N95 masks & ventilators from the previous administration and didn't replace them.

    Obama would have allowed every major city in each state to become an epicenter & spreader through every entertainment arena & every mode of transportation because travel bans are 'racist'.

    Obama Admin gave funding to Wuhan Virology Lab to study bat corona virus.

    COVID-19 is a new Viral disease infecting humans where 85% of the infected people who either didn't become ill or just got mildly ill experiences symptoms similar to a common cold enabled COVID-19 to easily and quickly spreads as those infected think they only have a cold (There are 4 harmless corona viruses that causes the common cold).  No one knew a thing about the new COVID-19 virus, until at risk people started dying in great numbers prompting the expediency to study & record data. 14.95% seriously to critically ill are recovering from COVID-19. Without drugs or vaccine to combat it. It might be on the road of being as fatal as the 1918 Influenza or Spanish Flu (500 million infection 50 million death toll out of 1.8 Billion world population) which is very unlikely. COVID-19 can attempt to kill 50 million people only because there are 8 billion people in the world today, 4 1/2 times more than 100 years ago. 1918 Influenza didn't care whether you're young, old, sick, or healthy while COVID-19 mostly victimizes the old & the sickly.

    Unlike Ebola, 99% lethal in mortality, is transmitted by eating rare to medium well Gorilla or any African primate/monkey bush meat or primate/monkey saliva, blood, urine from a bite attack or spat, sprinkled or sprayed onto an open wound, eye, mouth, anus or birth canal similar with HIV transmission. It took 3 1/2 decades of study & data to put a 1%-5% dent recovery from a 100% mortality rate without a vaccine, yet to be developed & procured knowledge in preparation to prevention & containment long before Obama came into the picture. In terms of contagiousness COVID-19 is far more contagious than Ebola as transmission is through air droplets inhaled or touched from a surface having contaminated hand touching orifices on the face.


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    Source(s): Once in a hundred years there's a pandemic that mankind can't prevent or control anytime. Micro plastic, Trans Fat, Hard Narcotics, Tobacco, THC Vaping, Weed, Sugars, & MSG (Ajinomoto) are somehow weakening our immunity from Single Cell Bacterial Viruses that's been mutating for billions of years of evolution. Viral outbreak seems to pop up where large flocks, herds, & communities are densely packed. Every living thing (Animal, Plant, Fungi) on the planet has some sort of disease for billions of years. As mankind converts 85% of the planet's forest cover for human use: cultivation, roads, & development: entertainment, settlement, warehouse, airports... diseases have nowhere to go but where humans are to survive.
  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    That's what all leaders and generals do without a good understanding of the problem until a good amount of data puts out information that leaders and subordinates studying the situation can comprehend and work with At the same time working hard to mitigate it that some blue states resisted for a week after national emergency and shut down guidelines was announced. Having a feeling that it could be bad when there is very little known data is just a feeling and not enough to create mass panic, anxiety, and depression that the prolong lockdown ended up doing.

    Sweden and Taiwan was never worried at all, after closing their borders. The rioters nationwide could careless about how dangerous the pandemic is supposed to be as it turns out over 90% of deaths are over 75 YO, followed by people with weak immune system with 1 or more existing diseases. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Trump did his best to avoid a panic and people still hoarded groceries , toilet paper , hand sanitizer , wipes and masks for months . ( How quickly people forget )

    Imagine if he had said " OMG MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE !! "

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    It's better than causing mass hysteria. 

    In hindsight, we know it was nowhere near under control. 

    At the time (February, I think), no one had any idea what was coming. 

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