VIDEO: Trump Ignored Pandemic Warnings

Trump keeps lying when he says that no one saw the coronavirus pandemic coming. His own government has been warning about the risks of a pandemic for years, and he was specifically warned about COVID-19 by at least early January — and yet he did nothing.


TRUMP’S LIE: “It’s an unforeseen problem.”

THE TRUTH: New York Times: “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded”

TRUMP’S LIE: “What a problem. Came out of nowhere.”

THE TRUTH: New York Times: “Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.”

TRUMP’S LIE: “This was something that nobody has ever thought could happen to this country.”

THE TRUTH: Politico: “Before Trump’s inauguration, a warning: ‘The worst influenza pandemic since 1918’”

TRUMP’S LIE: “Something that just surprised the whole world.”

THE TRUTH: NPR: “FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects In July 2019”

TRUMP’S LIE: “If people would have known about it, it could have stopped — been stopped in place.”

THE TRUTH: USA Today: “Trump says he never saw aide’s memos that warned coronavirus could endanger millions of Americans”