Good Morning. I woke up late -- but got a good sleep last nite.
So with that, let's go back to 3 years ago.
The Trump Administration disbands the White House pandemic response team.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) epidemiologist embedded in Chinaâ€™s disease control agency left the post, and the Trump Administration eliminated the role.
â€œCurrently, there are insufficient funding sources designated for the federal government to use in response to a severe influenza pandemic.â€
Jan. 22, 2020
â€œWe have it totally under control. Itâ€™s one person coming in from China. Itâ€™s going to be just fine.â€
Jan. 24, 2020
Trump praises Chinaâ€™s handling of the coronavirus: â€œChina has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!â€
Jan. 28, 2020
â€œThis will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency...This is going to be the roughest thing you face" Trumpâ€™s National Security Advisor to Trump
Jan. 30, 2020
"The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on US soil,...This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.â€ (Memo from Trump Trade Advisor Peter Navarro)
This is insanity.