President Trump has been outrageously lied about by Democrats, who invented a claim that he called the illness a ‘hoax,’ and he’s also been subject to assorted howls of ‘chaos’ and unreadiness and doing nothing-ness from other quarters of the pious left.
Turns out none of this was true. Here’s what is true, in Trump’s own tweet:
I was criticized by the Democrats when I closed the Country down to China many weeks ahead of what almost everyone recommended. Saved many lives. Dems were working the Impeachment Hoax. They didn’t have a clue! Now they are fear mongering. Be calm & vigilant!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2020
Trump’s fast, decisive, and serious action, taken in the smog of the Democrats’ impeachment stunt, has saved America from Italy’s, Iran’s and South Korea’s high casualty and big shutdown fate, saving America lives.
New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. noted that the Trump administration took “aggressive measures like barring entry to non-Americans who were recently in China and advising Americans not to go to China or South Korea,” and that this strategy worked, despite the fact that the World Health Organization officially opposes travel and trade restrictions, and “reiterated that even as it declared the epidemic a global emergency on Jan. 30.”
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