Coronavirus Would Be A Pandemic, Trump Now Claims He Always Knew It!
Trumps’s own words prove him wrong as he tried to rewrite history by advising Americans about the virus.
For days, President Trump was minimizing the coronavirus, made of the concerns about it and treated the threat from it somehow arrogantly. On 17th March, he attended the White House and made a remarkable statement. He says he knew it all the time that it was a pandemic.
The President told reports, “This is a pandemic,” “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
Here’s a short timeline of what Mr Trump was saying over the past two months:
22 January, when asked by a reporter, whether there were “worries about a pandemic,” Trump replied: “No, not at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
26 February, in a news conference at a White House, talking about the country’s first reported cases: “We’re going to be pretty soon at only five people. And we could be at just one or two people over the next short period of time. So we’ve had very good luck.”
27 February, at a meeting in White House: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”
7th March, standing next to Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil at Mar-a-Lago, his club in Palm Beac, Fla., commenting if he was worried about the virus spreading in Washington: “No, I’m not concerned at all. No, I’m not. No, we’ve done a great job.” (Minimum 3 members of the Brazilian delegation and one Trump donor at Mar-a-Lago that weekend was tested positive for the virus.)
On 16 March, at the briefing room of the White House, the rumour that outbreak would ‘wash’ away from this summer. “So it could be right in that period of time where it, I say, wash — it washes through. Other people don’t like that term. But where it washes through.”
On 17th March, Mr Trump had a lengthy new conference praising his office’s response to the outbreak, saying the only mistake his administration made was mismanaging the relationships with the news & media.
When asked about why he is becoming so sombre and realistic about the coronavirus on Tuesday, Mr Trump denied that he had changed his mind at all.