Donald Trump’s Latest Fantasy

Written by K.C. Bell

Saturday, 14 March 2020

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Among the numerous fantasies or lies that Donald Trump has promoted during his presidency, the latest, as of Friday, March 13, is his claim that he had nothing to do with disbanding the emergency office of Global Health Security, or White House Pandemic Team.

“I had nothing to do with dismantling it. Not my responsibility.”

The Global Health Security office was part of the National Security Council in the White House. Global Health Security was formed after the Ebola crisis, so that, in case of another pandemic, the government’s response would be immediate, correct, and coordinated.

“I had nothing to do with dismantling it. Not my responsibility.”

Any office related to the Security Council and located in the White House would be Trump’s responsibility. Who could have dismantled it without Trump’s knowledge? The gardener? The chef? Did Trump notice that it was gone? Did he ask any questions? Did he call in the FBI to look for it?

“Not my responsibility.”

Ebola, a pandemic, was a world crisis, and Global Health Security was organized to avoid threats from any future pandemics. A much-needed office, it would have snapped into action back in January, when the first hint of Coronavirus came from China.

Instead, under Trump’s direction, the US dithered until March 13th, while Trump promised that the virus would go away with “warmer weather.”

Or as Little Orphan Annie sang, “"The sun will come up tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun..."

“Not my responsibility.”

Ebola was, and still is, deadly. So is Coronavirus. And who set up Global Health Security in the White House?

President Barack Obama.

And who did away with the Global Health Security? You can bet your bottom dollar it was handpicked, scribbled out, and drop-kicked across the Potomac by Donald Trump.

Failure of the government to take immediate action against Coronavirus was Donald Trump’s responsibility. Doing away with the office of Global Health Security was action taken by Donald Trump, and his responsibility.

The sun will indeed come up, but not during a Trump administration.

You can bet your bottom dollar.

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