More Times Trump Was Warned + Confirmation Delayed Response Cost American Live
April 13, 2020
An in-depth report highlights how Trump ignored early warnings and his delayed response cost American lives. Dr. Fauci confirmed as much on Sunday when he admitted that people could have been saved if mitigation began earlier.
We learned of more times that Trump was warned early on about coronavirus and dismissed concerns.
Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services: “The health and human services secretary, Alex M. Azar II, directly warned Mr. Trump of the possibility of a pandemic during a call on Jan. 30, the second warning he delivered to the president about the virus in two weeks. The president, who was on Air Force One while traveling for appearances in the Midwest, responded that Mr. Azar was being alarmist.”
Dr. Carter Mecher, senior medical advisor, VA: “Any way you cut it, this is going to be bad.”
Dr. Fauci said more American lives could have been saved if Trump acted earlier.
FAUCI: “I mean, obviously, you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives.”
One month since declaring a national emergency, Trump has still not followed through on many promises he made about his coronavirus response.
NPR: “A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump’s Promises Largely Unfulfilled”
Associated Press: “Trump leaves trail of unmet promises in coronavirus response”
Washington Post: “Trump administration has many task forces — but still no plan for beating covid-19”
Politico: “States still baffled over how to get coronavirus supplies from Trump”
Politico: “White House still has no road map for restarting the economy”