Skip to comments.As Trump administration debated travel restrictions, thousands streamed in from China
Posted on 04/05/2020 8:23:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
In defending his strategy against the deadly coronavirus, President Donald Trump repeatedly has said he slowed its spread into the United States by acting decisively to bar travelers from China on Jan. 31.
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, he tweeted, for instance, on March 2.
But Reuters has found that the administration took a month from the time it learned of the outbreak in late December to impose the initial travel restrictions amid furious infighting.
During that time, the National Security Council staff, the state department and other federal agencies argued about everything from how best to screen for sick travelers to the economic impact of any restrictions, according to two government officials familiar with the deliberations.
The NSC staff ultimately proposed aggressive travel restrictions to high-level administration officials - but it took at least a week more for the president to adopt them, one of the government officials said.
In meetings, Matthew Pottinger, deputy national security adviser and a China expert, met opposition from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow, said two former NSC officials and one of the government officials involved in the deliberations. The two top aides were concerned about economic fallout from barring travelers from China, the sources said.
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Reuters takes the lead from AP in the BS race.
Negligent if you don't
Eat my donkey Raturds
Just your unelected betters in the media asserting their superior knowledge and leadership.
Don’t listen to President Trump.
Trust the MSM!
Most flee into California, Washington State and New York.
What did those governors do to prevent those flights from arriving in their states?
Meanwhile, while Dimwitz crybabied “racist” TENS of THOUSANDS MORE
Were KEPT OUT of our country
Slo Joe would have let them ALL IN and MORE
Soon there will be reports on how Trump wasn’t pushing for HQC.
Reuters...another Democratic propaganda “news” org.
Yes, Reuters investigating Trump like they would have never done to 0bummer...
Never mind, the dumbass Democrats were calling the travel ban Xenophobic and that Joe Dementia just agreed it was a good idea yesterday.
On Jan 31st it WASN’T CLEAR to the so-called “experts” what the virus was going to do. This is just orange man bad propaganda.
First he was a racist for doing it, now he didn’t do it soon enough.
They count on people not remembering things.
Mr President, Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t. Just drive on and keep winning.
So ... we should have shut down all flights from China when there were 50 people in Wuhan with covid-19? China has 1.3 billion people.
Reuters is no better than the Daily Mail. Both are not credible.
A whole week. My GOD! I'll be they had all the i's dotted, t's crossed and had sound answers for every possible reasonable question or objections [full sarcasm]. Oh and there wasn't anything else going on like the impeachment Schifft show.
Just think we could have had Nanzi running the whole show.
That may be right; but if so, what's the alternative? Travel blockades are for severe situations. You have to be dang sure before you do it. That is why it takes a month or so of study.
And hey, since when were the leftist media whores in favor of travel bans, anyway?
That is supposed to be how it works. Each advisor/agency has its lane and makes recommendations based on their expertise. Then a leader makes a decision on the best path to take. You do not want a bunch of yes men surrounding the president.
According to two government officials familiar with the deliberations.
No names no truth swamp critters at work.
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