Who is to blame for the outbreak? Not Trump

To the editor:

I still keep hearing Democrats say that Donald Trump didn’t do enough to protect the United States from COVID-19 and it is the biggest lie that could ever be. I will give everyone the correct timeline with facts that cannot be disputed.

Jan. 21: “This is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.” — Dr. Anthony Fauci in News Max

Jan. 26: “The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States. It isn’t something that the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about.” — Dr. Fauci on “The Cats Roundtable” podcast with John Catsimatidis, quoted at Fox News

Jan. 29: “President Donald J. Trump announced the formation of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force … (to) lead the Administration’s efforts to monitor, contain and mitigate the spread of the virus, while ensuring that the American people have the most accurate and up-to-date health and travel information.” — www.whitehouse.gov. Meanwhile, the Democrats and the media were 100% focused on impeachment. This was the same day ABC 6 news reported “Democrats say Americans want witnesses at Trump impeachment trial.”

Jan. 31: “To protect Americans from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States as immigrants or non-immigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China … preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States … and we should take all necessary and appropriate measures to facilitate … quarantine of persons allowed to enter the United States who may have been exposed to this virus.” — President Donald J. Trump, www.whitehouse.gov.

Jan. 31: “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteia and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fear mongering to lead the way instead of science.” — Joe Biden, campaigning in Madison, Iowa, reacting to Trump’s travel restrictions to Asia, Reuters.

Feb. 9: “Today, our city is celebrating the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about coronavirus.” — Oxiris Barbour, New York City health commissioner, on Twitter.

“That’s what we are trying to do today is to say everything is fine here.” — Nancy Pelosi, hugging locals in San Francisco’s Chinatown and urging people to visit, NBC Bay Area News

Feb. 29: “No, right now, at this moment, there’s no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now, the risk is still low.” — Dr. Fauci, asked on NBC’s “Today” “People want to go to the malls and movies, maybe the gym, as well … (s)hould we be changing our habits?,” quoted at Breitbart.

March 2: “This isn’t our first rodeo. … Excuse our arrogance as New Yorkers … we think we have the best health care system on the planet right here in New York. … We don’t even think it’s going to be as it was in other countries.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after the first New Yorker was diagnosed with the coronavirus after her flight from Qatar, in The New York Times. Cuomo said investigators would track down every person on the patient’s flight, but it never happened.

“Since I am encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives (and) get out on the town despite coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions. … Go see ‘The Traitor.'” — New York City mayor Bill De Blasio, on Twitter.

March 9: “If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason — if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship.” — Dr. Fauci, White House press conference, Forbes.

March 11: “If you are not sick … you should be going about your life.” — De Blasio, NYC.gov.

March 25: “(W)e welcome people from across the globe. We have people coming here, we have people who came here from China, who came here from Italy, who came here from countries all around the globe. We have international travelers who were in China, and who were in Italy, and who were in Korea and who came here.” — Cuomo, press conference, rev.com.

March 26: Dr. Fauci co-authors a study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluding that COVID-19 may be more akin to influenza (with a fatality rate of 0.1%) than a more serious disease like SARS or MERS.

Now, who was really at fault for things getting out of hand? President Donald J. Trump was the only one for the first three months who raised any alarm.

This timeline is documented and totally correct and if you try to dispute it, then you’re full of you know what.

Stephen Sellers



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