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Mitt Romney Accused Trump Of Being Unprepared For Possible Coronavirus Outbreak

Mitt Romney, who was the only Republican senator to break party lines and vote in favor of Donald Trump being impeached at his Senate trial earlier this month, is now attacking the president again. This time, the Utah senator is claiming that the Trump administration is totally unprepared for a potential coronavirus outbreak.

As Trump tried to tamp concerns over the coronavirus in New Delhi, saying that the situation was “under control” and is a “problem that’s going to go away,” Romney was confronting officials in Washington D.C. at a private briefing on the virus. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Romney claims to not think Trump is doing enough to stop coronavirus from spreading within the United States.

“I’m very disappointed in the degree to which we’ve prepared for a pandemic, both in terms of protective equipment and in terms of medical devices that would help people once they are infected,” Romney said, according to The Hill.

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“At this stage, I think we are substantially under-investing in what would be appropriate for a setting which could be serious,” the failed 2012 presidential candidate continued.

Romney concluded by saying that he hopes a massive epidemic can be avoided, but added “we don’t know what the future holds.”

“I think we should be pulling out all the stops,” he said.

As a proud never-Trumper, Romney is undoubtedly hoping that the president comes out of this situation looking bad. Romney’s concerns about how Trump is handling the coronavirus could be valid, but they also can’t be trusted given his past moves against the president. After Romney turned on the Republican Party by voting to impeach Trump, he threw all his credibility out the window, especially when it comes to situations regarding the president.

The coronavirus originated in China, where it has quickly spread like wildfire and caused numerous fatalities. The virus has since spread to countries like South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy, where hundreds of cases have been reported. A total of 57 cases have been reported in the U.S. so far, most of them from people who have recently traveled abroad.

Nancy Messonnier, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, spoke out on Tuesday to warn that containing the coronavirus will only get harder as it spreads to more countries.

“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses,” she said. “Disruption to everyday life might be severe.”

It is still unclear what will happen with the coronavirus in the future, but we certainly will not be listening to Romney’s criticisms of Trump’s way of handling it. Contrary to what Democrats and never-Trumpers say, our country has been thriving under the three years of the Trump presidency, so we have no reason to doubt that the current president won’t be able to weather this storm like he has countless others.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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  • Mitt, nobody asked your useless opinion on anything.
    We'll contact you when we think we need your negative input.

  • Well thanks goodness non of the Trump family have taken advantage of his being president being given a current job in the White House.

  • EVERYONE is going to get exposed to the coronavirus. It's unavoidable. Like the flu. Not everyone will get infected, not everyone infected will get sick...only a small percentage will die. But it's no one's fault. We can't prevent, or cure the flu either. As for FAULT...that doesn't belong to anyone...unless someone MANUFACTURED this. The CDC is in control, and the Principal Director has been a part of the CDC since 1988. · Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET) Anne Schuchat, MD, is the Principal Deputy Director of CDC. She has been CDC’s principal deputy director since September 2015. Robert R. Redfield, MD is the Director. The CDC is in charge of this , and WHO....World Health Organization. NOT the President. Here are some of the heavyweights... Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Dr. Mike Ryan.. Maria Van Kerkhove ..Dr. Bruce Aylward..Xi Jinping..Dr. Cao Bin..Alex Azar..Dr. Robert Redfield......Mitt Romney is a fool's fool.

  • Years ago I thought Romney was a pretty good guy, but he slowly started showing what a
    nasty person he really is. He will NEVER get my vote on anything ever again. He is as crooked as they come.

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