Trump Struggles to Explain Why He Disbanded The U.S. Pandemic Response Unit

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Eck.  One more turd to plop in the simmering stew of Trump’s incompetence, evidencing how clueless, unprepared, and unworthy Trump is to be POTUS.

NBC News had a good report on this recently, noting that the president’s decision “to downsize the White House national security staff — and eliminate jobs addressing global pandemics — is likely to hamper the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus.”

The truth is probably “because Obama,” who with VP Biden established the unit as part of the National Security Council, able to respond in the U.S. and work in concert with governments around the world to curb the spread of deadly diseases.   Ebola and SARS outbreaks made it apparent we needed to be prepared for viral contagion that would more than likely arrive on our shores in the future.

The future arrived.

When first asked why he disbanded the pandemic response team in 2018 he responded:

“I’m a business person,” he explained two weeks ago in response to a similar question. “I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them. When we need them, we can get them back very quickly.”

Except you can’t reassemble a team like that ‘very quickly.  One more check mark in the long column of items on the “Trump is clueless about …’ list.  This one evidencing how utterly devoid of understanding and unconcerned he is about how the executive branch should work.

We don’t yet know the extent of contagion because we haven’t had enough tests to go around.  And the Trump administration wouldn’t allow independent testing.

As the threat to the U.S. has grown in the days following his first answer, he spewed a word salad of a different excuse when pressed again by a reporter about his 2018 decision to disband the pandemic response team we sure could have used right about now:

“I just think this is something, Peter, that you can never really think is going to happen. You know, who — I’ve heard all about, ‘This could be…’ — you know, ‘This could be a big deal,’ from before it happened. You know, this — something like this could happen…. Who would have thought? Look, how long ago is it? Six, seven, eight weeks ago — who would have thought we would even be having the subject? … You never really know when something like this is going to strike and what it’s going to be.”

So, let’s get this straight: he disbanded the NSC pandemic response unit because he never realized America might need it one day (and “de-Obamacizing, no doubt).

Hm.  Does having a military ‘just in case’ there’s an attack on the U.S., or that presidential bunker he can retreat to is there ‘just in case’ ring a bell?  Helllllllo?

Seems like the concept of ‘insurance’ is foreign to him.

We need to get rid of this moron in November.

Personally, I’m all for requiring him to stay at Mar A Lago, without press access, to play all the golf he wants to until we can throw his luggage out the front door of the WH.  America would be safer.

I’m Voting Blue No Matter Who!

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9 Comments on "Trump Struggles to Explain Why He Disbanded The U.S. Pandemic Response Unit"

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DHG
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Trump doesnt have the power to stop independent testing, New York has proved that, told him to stuff it and is moving forward with making its on sanitizer using prison population.

Dennis Jameson
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Dennis Jameson

Using “prison population”? What could possibly go wrong . . .

Jerry Arnold
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Jerry Arnold

Don the con what a moron

Jeb Barrett
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Jeb Barrett

Why do we allow him to ignore basic needs in protecting public health and national security? He uses his soapbox daily to spread falsehoods and to place the nation at risk.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Yes ,it’s more of Trump’s Bullshit.
And why would anyone believe him ,
there’s nothing he wouldn’t lie about
to save himself.
Why do even his base believe him ?
Well the answer is , they don’t.
They just don’t care , because he represents
their “philosophy “, that lying is OK
if you don’t admit the truth, no matter
what evidence they have against you .
In other words ,?they’ve been life long lier’s .
And he( Trump ) is a kindred sole.
Birds of a feather!
And he’s the president?
What has become of the greatest country
in recorded history?

Mrmustang
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Mrmustang

It’s going down the sh@&$er!

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

I cannot disagree at this time .
But I “hope “we get our “ sh@&$“ ,
together by the next election !

Mick Owens,
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Mick Owens,

If he wins the next election, you have know idea about the wrath that will befall the USA from us in the southern Hemisphere

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

I would predict Trump will be impeached again ,
, because the (Mueller report ), will be opened again
and it will be “worse “, than the first impeachment .
But I hope we Americans see the light , if Trump is
re-elected, we will see a much darker country , we will NEVER , be the same again !
And ,, we will deserve it !