In January 2020, because the coronavirus started to take maintain within the U.S., then-President Trump went in opposition to his advisor’s suggestions and despatched a tweet praising Chinese President Xi for his dealing with of the virus and saying that “it will all work out well,” in accordance to the new e book “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” by Washington Post reporters Damian Paletta and Yasmeen Abutaleb.

In the U.S., there have been practically 605,000 deaths from COVID-19 and greater than 33 million circumstances.

At the time, Trump officers had been making an attempt to convey to the president simply how severe the scenario would turn into within the nation. But, the conferences got here on the heels of a commerce deal with China — which Trump believed would enhance his recognition within the Midwest — so he wished to subsequently praise the Chinese president, in accordance to the e book and Business Insider reporting.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar desperately tried to cease Trump from doing so, telling the president that the virus is not contained and is heading to the U.S.

“Mr. President, that is actually unhealthy. This is getting actually unhealthy in China, and that is coming to us,” Azar advised Trump throughout an Oval Office assembly, in accordance to Business Insider.