Well, well, well…this is yet another development that shows China with major egg on their face.
According to reports, the intelligent community warned Trump that China was trying to cover up the severity of COVID-19 in January.
The report also stated that Trump, even though he didn’t receive any info on when the virus would land on U.S. shores, still took early precautions against the virus.
The U.S. Intelligence Community warned President Trump in early 2020 that the Chinese Communist Party was downplaying the real threat posed by the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has since become a pandemic with more than 300,000 confirmed cases around the world.
The Trump administration was advised in January and February that Chinese officials “appeared to be minimizing the severity of the outbreak” and “were not being candid about the true scale of the crisis,” according to a report Friday by the Washington Post.
This happened as Trump and his allies played down the danger posed by the outbreak, and critics say he missed a crucial window to respond adequately to ensure sufficient testing and medical equipment.
The article said the classified reports “didn’t predict when the virus might land on U.S. shores or recommend particular steps that public health officials should take,” but the Trump administration did take some early steps to mitigate the spread of the virus into the states, including the declaration of a public health emergency on Jan. 31 and travel restrictions related to China. [Washington Examiner]
This is just further evidence that China is truly the one to blame for this COVID-19 outbreak.
Even though the media would love for you to believe that this is somehow all Trump’s fault.
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