Sometimes Trump Gets It Right Trump is living proof that you don’t have to be intelligent to
be a billionaire. You just need a rich daddy and to be completely

With all the stupidity and lies we hear from Trump sometimes he gets
it right. In this rare case what he said at the UN regarding China and
COVID19 was pretty spot on.

In December of 2019 authorities in China knew about this new virus
killing people. The doctors who had publicized this threat were
threatened and forced to publically recant their warnings. Later one
of the doctors who lead the way in exposing this danger was infected
with COVID19 and expired.

It wasnt very long before China began locking down the country to
various extents. Travel was restricted throughout China and residents
in the epicenter of Wuhan completely quarantined. All domestic flights
and trains in China were suspended.

Yet China did NOT suspend flights leaving the country. Thousands of
expates and Chinese citizens flew out of China and spread this
dangerous virus internationally.

Why did the Chinese authorities lockdown their own country yet allowed
potential hosts of this disease to leave China in their thousands?
This flies in the face of basic disease control and allowed a
nationally based epidemic to become an international pandemic that
will eventually kill maybe two million people or more.

China has almost completely controlled COVID19 in their country and if
they had suspended all international flights when they imposed their
national lockdown the world today would most likely be free from

Donald Trump pretty much said all this in his prerecorded address to
the UN General Assembly. After all his lies and stupidity for once
Trump got it right.

Thomas C. Mountain is an historian and educator living and reporting
from Eritrea since 2006. Reach him at thomascmountain at g mail dot