The Pentagon Capsizes ABC’s News Latest Fake News Story Trying To Smear Pres Trump
Earlier this week ABC News “broke” a story that an intelligence report warned of the coronavirus as early as November according to a (yup you guessed it) “sources.” The piece was written by Josh Maroglin and James Goron Meek it caused many to ask how that was even possible.
According to their “report,” US intelligence officials warned the administration that a “contagion” was spreading quickly through China’s Wuhan region, it was changing patterns of life, and was posing a threat to the population.
The ABC News’s claim cites, “two officials familiar with the document’s contents” as the source of this explosive allegation.
Immediately never-Trumpers and the liberal media began repeating the story as if it was 100% correct. Trump hater Bit Kristol wrote, “From that warning in November, the sources described repeated briefings through December…All of that culminated with a detailed explanation of the problem that appeared in the President’s Daily Brief of intelligence matters in early January…”
Moron Joe Scarborough also wrote, “The White House was warned repeatedly in November & December 2019 that the US military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence concluded the outbreak in China could be a “cataclysmic event.”…”I would view it as something that surprised the whole world.” ~Trump, 3/19/20.
The story is totally fake news, in a very rare moment, the Director of DIA’s National Center for Medical Intelligence issued a statement, “As a matter of practice the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters. However, in the interest of transparency during this current public health crisis, we can confirm that media reporting about the existence/release of a National Center for Medical Intelligence Coronavirus-related product/assessment in November of 2019 is not correct. No such NCMI product exists.”
ABC News cited two “sources” today saying that Trump had received an intel briefing in November 2019 warning of an impending #coronavirus pandemic.
Now, their “sources” have been debunked.
Journalists need to care about getting the facts more than they care about getting Trump. https://t.co/Pc3Sv08ycB
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) April 9, 2020