Trump admin claims Obama pandemic playbook was a ‘paper packet’ and much worse than Trump’s ‘plan’

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People have now discovered that the Obama administration left the Trump administration a detailed pandemic response playbook, so there’s only one thing to do: Release the lying monkeys! Lie, my pretties! Lie!

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: “I just wanted to outline our pandemic preparedness. The Obama-Biden plan that has been referenced was insufficient, wasn’t going to work. So what our administration did under the leadership of President Trump was do an entire 28-team pandemic preparedness report. Beyond that we did a whole exercise on pandemic preparedness in August of last year and had an entire after-action report put together. In other words the Obama-Biden paper packet was superseded by a President Trump-style pandemic preparedness response plan.”

TRUMP: “Which was much better, which was much more complete, and which was a lot tougher. We were given very little when we came in to this administration and they’ve done a fantastic job, and I think we’re going to have a vaccine by the end of the year.”

1) We almost certainly will not have a vaccine by the end of the year.

2) Oh, you had a great pandemic response plan ready to go? I’ll let those 86,000 dead Americans know tout de suite.

3) How did you know the Obama plan wasn’t going to work? You didn’t follow it. You almost certainly didn’t read it. Cute idea to put your administration’s “plan” in bulky binders while Obama’s “paper packet” was on printer paper and presumably paper-clipped together. That may have worked in high school. Not so much in the real world. (I bet the Trump plan had really wide margins and unnecessarily large font sizes, too. I know all the tricks, but they stopped working in college.)

4) Was that August exercise the Crimson Contagion simulation that y’all ignored?

The Department of Health and Human Services concludes its “Crimson Contagion” simulation in August. The exercise simulated a U.S. response to a fictitious respiratory virus that began in China and quickly spread around the world. The result of the exercise, contained in an internal draft report in October 2019 and marked “Draft Do Not Distribute,” includes a section titled “resources.” The section foregrounds the lack of PPE preparedness in the event of a global pandemic and problems in the supply chain for medical equipment including ventilators and other ancillary medical supplies.

So you knew about the problems with PPE in August of last year and did … nothing? Great job!

Try again, assholes. You ignored this pandemic, downplayed the dangers, and the result is 86,000 dead Americans. You can try to paper over that fact with propaganda, but most of us aren’t buying it.

 

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6 Comments on "Trump admin claims Obama pandemic playbook was a ‘paper packet’ and much worse than Trump’s ‘plan’"

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John Edward
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John Edward

trump had a plan? Don’t make me laugh. He was caught totally unaware and every thing he has done and said is awkward.

Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: “I just wanted to outline our pandemic preparedness. The Obama-Biden plan that has been referenced was insufficient, wasn’t going to work. So what our administration did under the leadership of President Trump was do an entire 28-team pandemic preparedness report. Beyond that we did a whole exercise on pandemic preparedness in August of last year and had an entire after-action report put together. In other words the Obama-Biden paper packet was superseded by a President Trump-style pandemic preparedness response plan.” TRUMP: “Which was much better, which was much more complete, and which was a lot tougher. We were… Read more »
chris whitley
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chris whitley
I think they are confused on who is president. Trump is so infatuated with Barack he just can’t get over how great it is to have followed him. Hell he brags all the time. And well, we know he knows how to tweet. He couldn’t have tweeted someone to get more supplies. When the moron came in there were veteran workers who were bipartisan. Guy running the show was retired general that the moron fired after he told numbnuts he needed to order supplies. And this guys plan was to get war powers act if something happened and get the… Read more »
NPS55
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NPS55

Truth? Despite being a stable genius; Trump was unable to read the alleged ‘paper packet’ and blew his stability ruse

chris whitley
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chris whitley
Well first and I really hate to bring this up was that how did she read the plan because the trump team tossed it back in 2017 and she didn’t get there till 2020. I know she’s psychic. Second where did they get twenty eight teams to work on anything when dumbo can’t even fill his cabinet with people. And third it’s already been reported that the Obama team turned over there pandemic response files to you and it was noted that you would have to get supplies since the republicans wouldn’t provide funding for the supplies. And fourth you… Read more »
fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

His plan was to ignore it, deny it, lie about it, & allow it to kill a hundred thousand of us, “re-open” the country & kill a hundred thousand more of us, so in that sense his “plan” is working out exactly as planned. Didn’t occur to him that some of us would actually care about all of the dead people & decide we’re not going out in public to become one of them. Economy will not be coming back until the public health problem is corrected & we still don’t even have basic accurate testing across the country. Still.