Why did Trump initially play down the coronavirus threat?

Let’s make this a multiple choice:

  1. Because he’s a stupid, anti-science dufass
  2. Because he’s a pathological liar
  3. Because he that’s what his science advisers were telling him

Roughly half of the country would probably pick #1 or #2 because they hate Trump and get all of their news from the left-leaning MSM (which would likely go 100% for #1 or #2 ).

Well, it turns out that the real answer is #3.

We previously posted Dr. Birx recent admission that she “didn’t see this coming.”

What about Dr. Fauci – world renowned infectious disease expert, media-crowned truth teller, and key Trump science adviser?

Well, it turns out that circa late January and early February, Dr. Fauci was saying:

This not a major threat for the people of the United States, and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.

Here’s a video clip of Dr. Fauci saying just that on January 21…

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  • For more examples. see non-partisan RealClearPolitics mash-up of public statements by Dr. Faucii and  other ranking members of the scientific community.

My point isn’t to trash Dr. Fauci … it’s just to provide a plausible explanation for why Trump initially played down the virus.

Perhaps, he wasn’t defying the scientists … he was listening to them and channeling their working hypotheses.


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2 Responses to “Why did Trump initially play down the coronavirus threat?”

  1. Mike Says:

    Let’s be honest, by almost any definition, the man is a pathological liar. He lies about matters big or small, often times with no obvious benefit to himself. That aspect of his persona is not some abstraction of left wing media.

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