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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:25 AM

US intelligence warned him in January and February as he dismissed coronavirus threat

By Caroline Kelly, CNN
Updated 11:14 PM ET, Fri March 20, 2020

(CNN)President Donald Trump ignored reports from US intelligence agencies starting in January that warned of the scale and intensity of the coronavirus outbreak in China, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Citing US officials familiar with the agencies' reports and warnings, the Post reported that intelligence agencies depicted the nature and global spread of the virus and China's apparent downplaying of its severity, as well as the potential need for government measures to contain it -- while Trump opted to dismiss or simply not address their seriousness.

"Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were -- they just couldn't get him to do anything about it," the official noted to the Post. "The system was blinking red."

The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment to the Post ...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/us-intelligence-reports-trump-coronavirus/index.html

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Reply US intelligence warned him in January and February as he dismissed coronavirus threat (Original post)
struggle4progress Mar 21 OP
renate Mar 21 #1
malaise Mar 21 #9
LastDemocratInSC Mar 21 #11
Lock him up. Mar 21 #2
fierywoman Mar 21 #3
MarianJack Mar 21 #4
SamKnause Mar 21 #5
GusBob Mar 21 #16
certainot Mar 21 #6
not fooled Mar 21 #7
SammyWinstonJack Mar 21 #13
arthritisR_US Mar 21 #8
DonaldsRump Mar 21 #10
Champp Mar 21 #12
spanone Mar 21 #14
GusBob Mar 21 #15

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:33 AM

1. This is horrifying and tragic and absolutely predictable

We all knew the extent to which his ego and reality denying and hubris went... we were just hoping that we could make it for four years without a real widespread crisis.

We could not.

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 05:55 AM

9. Actually it is criminal

Lock him up

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 08:21 AM

11. You are correct.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 03:03 AM

2. oa* believes Putin instead of ...

The CIA and the ODNI.

*orange anus

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 03:30 AM

3. I want to see an ad with him and his corona lies juxtaposed date by date with

news articles with dates showing him golfing instead of dealing with the crisis.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 04:31 AM

4. All well and good but...

...EMAILS!

RESIST!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 04:50 AM

5. "Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were--

they just couldn't get him to do anything about it," the official noted to the Post.

There was plenty they could have done about it.

They could have called a press conference and told the American people the facts.

They could have released redacted reports.

They could have went on every TV station:

Fox

MSNBC

CNN

ABC

CBS

NBC


I am tired of the excuse they are worried about getting fired.

If the heads of the Intelligence Agencies were plastered on TV 24/7 shit around here would change.

Trump and his suck-ups would not be able to handle the scrutiny and outrage.

We need heroes to step forward.

Lives are on the line.

Lives have already been lost.



Oh well, maybe some of them will write a book.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:33 AM

16. Its kinda like that Chinese Dr who found it

The cops detained him! But he spoke truth

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 04:58 AM

6. so call it trumpvirus. trump's chief of epidemiology and climate science, rush limbaugh,

was certain that trumpvirus, like global warming, was a hoax, overhyped by the liberal media and dems to sell socialist big govt solutions all the way to the end of last week.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 05:22 AM

7. gee, where have we heard something similar before?

chimpy and all the warnings about Bin Laden.

When will 'Muricans stop letting grotesquely unqualified GOPee buffoons get within stealing distance of the White House?


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Response to not fooled (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:26 AM

13. Yes. Smoking gun mushroom cloud. Impeach the Maggot again

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 05:32 AM

8. We all know Pompishit is a human piece of

destruction.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:01 AM

10. K&R +10000000

Morning everyone!

This is critical to spread far and wide, both this news and the virus.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 08:48 AM

12. Republicans let this plague into America

through their willful ignorance and shameful arrogance.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:30 AM

14. YES, he DISMISSED the coronavirus test.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:31 AM

15. I thought he was a big germaphobe guy?

You would think
But no
He hates our intelligence agencies
Because he loves Putin

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