During President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency, our hoax of a president stunningly said he “takes no responsibility” over the criminal handling of coronavirus testing failures.
This, of course, shifted focus yet again to the rabidly anti-science policies the Trump administration recklessly engaged in prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Case in point, Trump’s breathtakingly stupid and dangerous 2018 decision to shutter the National Security Council’s (NSC) office overseeing responses to pandemics, something that former National Security Advisor John Bolton now says did not hinder the government’s response to coronavirus.
“Claims that streamlining NSC structures impaired our nation’s bio defense are false. Global health remained a top NSC priority, and its expert team was critical to effectively handling the 2018-19 Africa Ebola crisis. The angry Left just can’t stop attacking, even in a crisis,” Bolton tweeted Saturday morning.
Claims that streamlining NSC structures impaired our nation's bio defense are false. Global health remained a top NSC priority, and its expert team was critical to effectively handling the 2018-19 Africa Ebola crisis. The angry Left just can't stop attacking, even in a crisis.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) March 14, 2020
Is he still a progressive hero?
But seriously, whatever iota of credibility Yoesmeite Sam’s crazier brother might have had during Trump’s impeachment just dropped fast than the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
What happened to the team at the NSC is what happens at every major governmental department in this mafioso administration: Trump and his handpicked cronies forced out all former Obama officials and anyone with an iota of credibility and experience.
Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer, for example, was forced out of the National Security Council (NSC) after Bolton disbanded the unit that Ziemer was supervising as part of an effort to downsize the bloated NSC staff. And former senior director of the National Security Council’s dissolved pandemic unit Beth Cameron said its closure left the United States “less prepared” for the COVID-19 outbreak.