Trump team privately admitted ‘critical mistakes’ on Covid: ‘We do not have a clue’

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According to emails obtained by Congress, members of former President Donald Trump’s administration were privately warning of the serious spread of COVID-19 in the US, while the president was publicly cursing his political opponents for warning of the same scenario. .

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On Tuesday, the House Select Committee to investigate the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic released emails between Peter Navarro, a former White House business adviser and Steven Hatfil, a pathologist and external adviser to Trump. In the email, Mr Hatfil warned the White House that “[i]The truth is that we have no clue how many are infected in the United States,” and added that the first major wave of infections would begin in the US “within the next 7 days.”

“With this there will be a huge loss of credibility and the Democratic accusations are just getting started. This should be tackled with clear honesty about the situation and decisive direct action and can be seen in the broadcast news,” he warned.


The chairman of the panel, Rep. James Clyburn, said the exchange was evidence that the Trump administration “failed to heed the early warnings” about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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