Sometimes you just gotta roll the bones:
A Trump adviser working with White House officials on messaging for the pandemic response said Trump “took a gamble” that warmer weather would cause the virus to dissipate, siding with aides who were pushing back on the dire warnings coming from doctors on the coronavirus task force.On February 10, Trump had said of the virus: “You know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat as the heat comes in. Typically, that will go away in April. We’re in great shape though. We have 12 cases — 11 cases, and many of them are in good shape now.”On March 5, the World Health Organization said the idea was worth investigating, but advised the concept was not a sure thing. The adviser said the President took a gamble “and got it wrong” in reference to Trump’s decision to ignore the predictions from the administration’s own experts. “He analyzed the data and opinions of experts and sided with the one that said warm weather will likely slow the virus,” the adviser added.
The “expert” Trump relied on is unnamed but I will note that the role of warm weather was a central point in the Blog Post That Destroyed America by Dickie Five Hundred.
Speaking if which, April 1 was the day the U.S. exceeded ten Epstein Units, which is officially more than his highest revised
estimate arbitrary number he pulled out of his ass to justify doing nothing. And remember — his prediction was based on the assumption that the government wouldn’t take the actions most state governments have now taken, so his “model” is even more egregiously wrong than these numbers indicate! Heckuva job getting the ear of Riverboat Don through his idiot son-in-law.