A COVID-19 Trump Failure Timeline

I got this from my good friend Chic Canfora. Shared with permission. Credits also to Joe Ondo, I’m told. This is gold. This idiot golfed his way through pandemic though he promised he would never golf in his presidency. He’s a liar and an incompetent louse.

First, the President of the United States called the coronavirus a “Democratic hoax.” Then he and Fox News trumpeted the falsehood that the impeachment process interfered with Trump’s preparation for and response to a global pandemic. The actual timeline and Trump’s documented actions and words tell a very different story: Donald J. Trump clearly must be held accountable for his blatant denial and unpreparedness that has destroyed our economy and put our medical professionals and the most vulnerable among us in peril. HERE IS THE REAL, DOCUMENTED TIMELINE:

DEC.18 – House of Representatives Impeached Donald Trump after a transcript of his phone call to the President of Ukraine revealed he withheld military aid from our ally in exchange for a fabricated investigation of Trump’s feared political rival Joe Biden.

JAN. 8 – CDC issues its first coronavirus warning
JAN 9 – Trump holds a maga campaign rally
JAN 14 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
JAN 16 – House sends impeachment articles to Senate.
JAN 18 – Trump golfs.
JAN 19 – Trump golfs again
JAN 20 – First U.S. case of coronavirus (Washington State)
JAN 22 – Trump announces: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
JAN 28 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
JAN 30 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
FEB 1 – Trump golfs again.
FEB 2 – Trump tells news reporters” “We pretty much shut [the virus] down, coming in from China.”
FEB 5 – All Republican Senators but one vote to aquit Trump.
Trump takes the day off.
FEB 6: Trump takes another day off.
FEB. 7: Trump takes another day off.
FEB. 8: Trump takes another day off.
FEB. 9: Trump takes another day off.
FEB 10 – Trump holds a maga campaign rally
FEB 12 – Dow Jones closes at an all-time high — 29,551.
FEB 15 – Trump golfs.
FEB 19 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
FEB 20 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
FEB 21 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
FEB 24 – Trump announces: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
FEB 25 – Trump announces: “The CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”
FEB 25 – Trump tells news reporters, “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
FEB 26 – Trump tells news reporters: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
FEB 26 – Trump announces: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.” “This is a flu. This is like a flu”; “Now, you treat this like a flu”; “It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we’ll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”
FEB: Trump tells news reporters: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
FEB 28 – Trump tells news reporters “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”
FEB 28 – Trump holds another maga campaign rally
MAR 2 – Trump says, “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”
MAR 2 – Trump says: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”
MAR 4: Trump says: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”
MAR 5 – Trump denies saying what he just said: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
March 5 – Trump says: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
MAR 6 – Trump brags: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”
MAR 6 – Trump lies and deflects: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
MAR 6 – Trump keeps the focus on himself, not on the people dying: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
MAR 6 – Trump rejects letting infected Americans depart from a cruise ship returning to California: “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”
MAR 7 – Trump goes golfing.
MAR 8 – Trump goes golfing again.
MAR 8 – Trump tells reporters: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”
MAR 9 – Trump negates that the rest of the world is acting while America ignores the threat: “This blindsided the world.”
MAR 13 – Trump forced by health officials to declare a national state of emergency.
MAR 17 – Trump tells reporters: “This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
MAR 18 – Trump defends his use of the term China virus: “It’s not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate.”
MAR 23 – Dow Jones closes at 18,592
March 25 – 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment.
MAR 26 – Trump: “We got very lucky when we made a decision not to allow people in from China at a very early date. I say that because some people don’t want to accept it.”
FALSE: What Trumped banned in late January was travel by “foreign nationals” who had been in China in the last 14 days. It was not a “ban.” Daily flights from China have arrived in the US nearly every day since then. The U.S. moved more slowly than 45 other nations, including the Cook Islands!, in restricting travel from China.
MAR 27 – Trump: “Its 22 days to be exact—right?—when [the U.S.] first started seeing some real signs of problems. They were—I don’t want to say unprepared, but nobody was prepared for this. What we’ve done, nobody can even imagine.”
MAR 30 – Trump: “A month ago nobody ever heard of this—nobody had any idea.”
FALSE: In mid-January, medical experts were deeply concerned about the coronavirus. By early February, most people who pay attention to the world around them were monitoring the outbreak. By March 1, the only person in America who didn’t understand that something very dangerous was happening was Donald Trump.
MAR 31 – Trump says at his press briefing: “Yeah, I can only say that we’re doing more than anybody in the world, by far. We are testing it — highly accurate tests. These are tests that work. As you know, many tests are being sent to countries, and they’re broken. I mean, tests were given out not by us, by other countries, where there was a 50/50 chance that it was wrong. What kind of a test is that? These are highly accurate tests. So we’re doing more than anybody in the world, by far.
IN TRUTH: Trump refused the COVID-19 test distributed to all nations by the World Health Organization, because he wanted his donors in the pharmaceutical companies to profit from America’s own test. Ours proved to be flawed and had to be completely remade, losing an entire month while Americans went without coronavirus tests. We continue to to face a vast shortage of tests as America plays catch-up with the world and races far ahead of all nations in the number of people infected and dying.
MAR 31 – Trump at press briefing: “But, you know, a ventilator is a very precious piece of equipment right now. It’s hard to make. It takes a long time to make it. It’s complex. Some of them are like the dashboard of an airplane. I mean, they’re very complicated and very expensive machines, and some are much simpler. But we have some hospitals and some states that think they need ventilators, and we don’t think they do.
APR 1 – Trump is asked at his coronavirus press briefing why he is threatening Iran during a pandemic. His response: “Did you know I’m number one on Facebook? I just found out I’m number one on Facebook. I thought that was very nice. For whatever it means, it represents something.”
APR 2 – 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment.
APR 4 – Washington Post: “The United States reported on Friday more than 30,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in a day for the first time, bringing the American total to more than 273,000 and the death toll to over 9,000.”
APR 8 – Trump announces during his press briefing: “You are not going to die from this pill. I really think it’s a great thing to try [hydrochoroquine],” contradicting the warnings of Dr. Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association, who told CNN “you could lose your life” from this unproven treatment,” echoing warnings from other experts.
APR 9: John Hopkins University updates its daily coronavirus cases: 1,631,310 cases in the world. 467,184 cases in the U.S., 82,940 cases in China.
(see chart below for all countries)
APR 9: Washington Post: “Widespread reports of ventilator shortages and the prospect of doctors forced to choose who will live and die have belatedly stirred the United States to action. Last week, the Trump administration invoked the Defense Production Act to facilitate the rapid manufacture of ventilators. But make no mistake: These ventilators will be useless without a steady supply of the critical care medications that allow emergency and critical care physicians to sedate and support our intubated patients… A recent survey of U.S. health-care facilities found that 70 percent reported at least one shortage of drugs for coronavirus treatment — a figure that’s bound to get worse.

The United States– the richest nation in the world– has the highest number of coronavirus cases on the planet, and our numbers are likely twice that, because due to a shortage, the US is not testing people until they are so sick they may need hospitalization.

But, just a month ago, on March 6 before departing for a 3-day golf outing, the President of the United States said: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

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