BUSTED: Trump said nobody knew about coronavirus a month ago — but he was briefed two months ago

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During a press conference addressing the growing coronavirus outbreak this Monday, President Trump tried to stress to a room full of reporters that the outbreak was so unexpected that no one knew about it a month ago.

“We have an invisible enemy. We have a problem a month ago nobody ever thought about,” Trump said. “It’s just so contagious — sort of record-setting type contagion.”

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But as POLITICO’s Dan Diamond points out, it’s now almost two months to the day that Trump was warned about the impending pandemic.Defend democracy. Click to invest in courageous progressive journalism today.

“In presser, Trump says ‘we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about,’” Diamond wrote. “Trump was first briefed about coronavirus threat almost exactly two months ago today.”00:0000:51

Dan Diamond@ddiamond

In presser, Trump says “we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about.”

Trump was first briefed about coronavirus threat almost exactly two months ago today.2,7118:51 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,241 people are talking about this

Others piled on as well:

d_mcc@d_mccarthy37Replying to @ddiamond

literally millions of people were talking about it. he called it a hoax768:57 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee d_mcc’s other Tweets

Erik the Rural Juror@EDoggTheRedReplying to @ddiamond

Cue the clip from Davos where he’s asked about it – back in January.528:53 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Erik the Rural Juror’s other Tweets

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Vic Berger IV@VicBergerIV

On January 22nd, Donald Trump was asked if he was worried about a coronavirus pandemic.8482:07 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy352 people are talking about this

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Steve Herman@W7VOA · 1hReplying to @W7VOA

“We have an invisible enemy. We have a problem a month ago nobody ever thought about,” says @POTUS of the #coronavirus. “It’s just so contagious — sort of record-setting type contagion.”

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Elliott Kay@ElliottKaybooks

“a month ago nobody ever thought about” is an admission of utter failure on the part of this administration.209:02 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Elliott Kay’s other Tweets

Krys10iam @krys10iamReplying to @W7VOA @POTUS

FFS! You and the FOX echo chamber were the ONLY ones NOT thinking about it, you chucklehead!88:53 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Krys10iam ‘s other Tweets

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John Kinnear@askdadblogReplying to @W7VOA @POTUS

I am fairly sure we knew this was coming a month ago.79:09 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee John Kinnear’s other Tweets

John Kinnear@askdadblogReplying to @W7VOA @POTUS

I am fairly sure we knew this was coming a month ago.79:09 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee John Kinnear’s other Tweets

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Joe@rockytechReplying to @ddiamond

Is this where he claim that only he can fix it, after saying he holds no responsibility?

Does anyone think he is a leader?68:58 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Joe’s other Tweets

Michael Price@micpric · 1hReplying to @ddiamond

He’s still lying but it doesn’t matter because no one’s listening to him anymore

TR@tinar99

Unfortunately his followers do, they are dug in no matter what.149:06 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee TR’s other Tweets

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Roberto@Big_Boofy9923Replying to @ddiamond @politico

To be fair, he can’t remember past yesterday, unless Hillary or Obama were involved.59:15 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Roberto’s other Tweets

Frank Marino@fmgraphics1Replying to @ddiamond @SimonTSN690

How this idiot is still in power is simply astonishing.29:20 PM – Mar 16, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Frank Marino’s other Tweets

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