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I think Trump's dissolution of the Pandemic Response Team from the NSC was more likely than not just his way of formally disrespecting what Obama had done and what 'experts' had recommended. It is not surprising from his campaign rhetoric. We might also credit his own 'reasoning' - that he thought we didn't need these experts sitting around when there was no pandemic. Nor did he think it likely that he would benefit politically from any pandemic response. With Trump it is always all about him and the moment.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 08:22:02 PM EST
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