Trump did pull plug on Obama's former pandemic team, lies about it


Another of those 'kill anything Barack Obama did' moves by Donald Trump...

Former President Barack Obama - Donald Trump
PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor asked T-rump why he disbanded the National Security Council’s office on pandemics. Something, explained later, that could have had a major impact on today's coronavirus status. The Oval Office lunatic promised to be a "wrecking ball" on Democrats and has taken out most of his ire on former President Obama's programs. Alcindor's question...
"You said you don’t take responsibility for slow response to coronavirus but your administration disbanded the White House office on pandemics?
President Trump: “That’s a nasty question...When you say me, I didn't do it. We have a group of people [in the administration].”
Whatever the hell that means, except to add another huge lie to the 15,413 he has told since entering the White House. Alcindor adds, "And, finally, Donald Trump is being called out for this supremely boneheaded move." Here's the scenario...
"In a health security crisis, speed is essential. When this new coronavirus emerged, there was no clear White House-led structure to oversee our response, and we lost valuable time. Yes, we have capable and committed global and national disease-prevention and management organizations, as well as state and local health departments, all working overtime now. But even in prepared cities like Seattle, health systems are struggling to test patients and keep pace with growing caseloads. The specter of rapid community transmission and exponential growth is real and daunting. The job of a White House pandemics office would have been to get ahead: to accelerate the response, empower experts, anticipate failures, and act quickly and transparently to solve problems."
There's more...
"A directorate within the White House would have been responsible for coordinating the efforts of multiple federal agencies to make sure the government was backstopping testing capacity, devising approaches to manufacture and avoid shortages of personal protective equipment, strengthening U.S. lab capacity to process covid-19 tests, and expanding the health-care workforce.
 The office would galvanize resources to coordinate a robust and seamless domestic and global response. It would identify needs among state and local officials, and advise and facilitate regular, focused communication from federal health and scientific experts to provide states and the public with fact-based tools to minimize the virus’s spread. The White House is uniquely positioned to take into account broader U.S. and global security considerations associated with health emergencies, including their impact on deployed citizens, troops and regional economies, as well as peace and stability. A White House office would have been able to elevate urgent issues fast, so they didn’t linger or devolve to inaction, as with coronavirus testing in the United States."
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