Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018, despite saying last week ‘I didn’t know about it’ | The Independent

A video has emerged of Donald Trump talking about cutting the US pandemic response team in 2018 – days after claiming that he knew nothing about the disbanded White House unit. Mr Trump said of the pandemic team that “some of the people we’ve cut they haven’t been used for many, many years and if we ever need them we can get them very quickly and rather then spending the

Source: Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018, despite saying last week ‘I didn’t know about it’ | The Independent

Trump Tells Governors to Seek Out Respirators on Their Own: Live Updates – The New York Times

President Trump told a group of governors Monday morning that they should not wait for the federal government to fill the growing demand for respirators needed to help people diagnosed with coronavirus. “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,” Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times. “We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.” The suggestion surprised some of the governors, who have been scrambling to contain the outbreak and are increasingly looking to the federal government for help with equipment, personnel and financial aid. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, whose state is at the center of the domestic outbreak, and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico both reacted angrily to the administration’s slow response to the crisis.

Some Ask a Taboo Question: Is America Overreacting to Coronavirus?

Typical go against the grain article that editor’s love because it’s sure to get extra readers – no thought of how it could bolster disinformation and deaths.

With “social distancing” now widely adopted nationwide, a small group of contrarians urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of such policies.