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The United States' closest ally is in 'genuine disbelief' about how bad Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak has been


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  • The United States' closest international ally is in a state of incredulity and "disbelief" at how badly President Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus outbreak.

  • UK government officials told BuzzFeed News that the president's slow response and his tweets seeking to downplay the spread of the virus had triggered disbelief among Prime Minister Boris Johnson's administration.

  • One UK official accused Trump of spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

  • Trump and Johnson's relationship has deteriorated in recent months — last month, the president hung up the phone on the prime minister in a moment of "apoplectic" fury.

  • Here's how the coronavirus is spreading in Britain.

  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The UK government is in "genuine disbelief" about how badly US President Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus outbreak, and officials have reacted with "incredulity" to the president's attempts to downplay the epidemic, BuzzFeed News reported on Monday.

The Trump administration's slow response and the president's stream of tweets about COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, have triggered eye-rolls among Prime Minister Boris Johnson's team, UK officials told BuzzFeed News.

"There is a general level of incredulity over his comments but especially over the lack of testing," a UK official told the website.

People in the UK government "are used to the steady stream of tweets, but the last few days have caused more than the usual eye-rolling," the official said. "There is genuine disbelief."

In recent days, the president has used the outbreak to attack his Democratic opponents.

 

The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, “The risk is low to the average American.”

 
 
 
 
 

So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!

 
 
 
 

The president has labeled the outbreak a "hoax" and falsely claimed that "anyone who wants a test can get a test."

He also reportedly has become fixated on keeping the official number of US cases low.

Referring to Trump's response and a new UK government unit designed to counter misinformation about the virus online, a UK official told BuzzFeed News that "our COVID-19 counter-disinformation unit would need twice the manpower if we included him in our monitoring."

Johnson has distanced himself from Trump after an 'apoplectic' call

Trump and Boris Johnson.
Trump and Boris Johnson.

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Trump and Johnson's relationship has deteriorated in recent months as Johnson has sought to distance himself from the president.

The two men have had a series of public disagreements on everything from telecoms policy to trade to the president's conflict with Iran.

Last month, the president hung up the phone on Johnson in a moment of "apoplectic" rage, after which he accused the prime minister of "betrayal."

Johnson subsequently canceled his trip to the White House that was set to take place later in March.

Read the original article on Business Insider

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

Exactly....an 8.5 billion dollar coronavirus fighting fund can hardly be considered panicking......10 billion, on the other hand....  :huh:

 

GO RV, then BV

Nice try. A bloated package by Pelosi. Sign it, don't sign it. He will be criticized for it either way. 

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1 hour ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

So Pelosi gets the credit for stepping up and fighting the coronavirus?  :blink:

 

GO RV, then BV

Twist and shout. Great game but isn't useful here. 

She gets credit with bloating the bill with excessive spending.

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1 hour ago, nstoolman1 said:

Nice try. A bloated package by Pelosi. Sign it, don't sign it. He will be criticized for it either way. 

 

 

At this point it wouldn't matter if POTUS Trump wrote a personal Check for $20 million.......he would be drug through the mud, critized, condemned and lied about my the Lame Stream media.

 

Karsten

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8 minutes ago, Karsten said:

 

 

At this point it wouldn't matter if POTUS Trump wrote a personal Check for $20 million.......he would be drug through the mud, critized, condemned and lied about my the Lame Stream media.

 

Karsten

 

Guaranteed if Trump wrote a 20 million dollar personal check for the good of the American people, with no stipulations or kickbacks......people would be in awe.  Awe, I tells ya.  B)

 

GO RV, then BV 

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5 hours ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

So Pelosi gets the credit for stepping up and fighting the coronavirus?  :blink:

 

GO RV, then BV

Man you certainly love to spin the shiite pot. Trump asked for 2.5 billion, that drunken slush Pi$$loosy made it into a ridiculous amount. But once again the truth just doesn't fit your narrative. :facepalm1:

Oh and let's not forget how 'UNGODLY' I am for pointing it out :lmao:

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