China actually reported to the World Health Organization on New Year’s Eve that it was facing a novel coronavirus. It was on January 3rd when U.S. health officials offered assistance to China. They renewed the offer two days later, according to the president’s team.
Nancy Pelosi, while touring Chinatown in San Francisco on Feb. 24, insisted that the risk of infection was low and fears of the virus’ spread were “unwarranted in light of the precautions that are being taken here in the United States.” Now Pelosi says that Trump is responsible for the deaths of Americans because he reacted too slowly, and the president complains that Democrats fiddled or, more accurately, impeached while he was crafting policy in January.
On January 20th it was being called the “Chinese virus” by The New York Times. The coronavirus was less important than the impeachment coverage to try to expel Trump from the White House. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, first raised the matter at a press conference in New York on Jan. 26th. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden wrote an op-ed in USA Today on Jan. 27. He said Trump was the wrong type of person to lead America through a pandemic.
What is terribly clear is that blaming Trump has kept the nation divided unlike any other crisis including 9/11. Converting the virus into a talking point for the 2020 election demonstrates that the Democrats either really do not care about the people, or they are trying to convert the virus into a political weapon of 2020. Either way, this is the FIRST time in history where there has been some national crisis and the politicians failed to rally together.
Even standard modeling of the virus warns that this has been hyped simply for political gain.