Trump warned about virus repeatedly in Jan. and Feb.: report

Trump warned about virus repeatedly in Jan. and Feb.: report


According to a report by the Washington Post on Monday night, US President Donald Trump was repeatedly warned of the dangers of the new coronavirus in intelligence briefings in January and February.

These warnings were issued at a time when the president simply downplayed the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, they were a dozen warnings called “Presidential Daily” in the classified briefing.

The Post cited unnamed current and former U.S. officials as saying that these warnings are included in daily classified summaries of the most important global issues and security threats.

The Post said that for several weeks, the “Daily Briefing” has been tracking the spread of the virus, saying that China has been suppressing information about the lethality and spread of the virus, and mentioned terrible political and economic consequences.

The president told officials that the president often did not hear verbal summaries, often did not listen to briefings and bristles. He did not mobilize for a pandemic.

Trump did restrict travel between the United States and China in late January, but he underestimated this threat for much of the following month.

It wasn’t until March 13 that he announced a national emergency regarding the coronavirus pandemic, because the stock market plummeted and the number of virus cases in New York was on the rise.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of Monday night, the total number of coronavirus deaths recorded in the United States was 56,144, and 988197 were diagnosed.

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