Tucker Carlson reportedly drove to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to warn President Trump of the coronavirus threat.
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President Trump acted swiftly to thwart the threat in the US by banning flights from China and then to ban flights from Europe as the situation changed.
Trending Politics reported:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is quite literally taking matters into his own hands to warn about the coronavirus.
Carlson reportedly drove to Mar-a-Lago to warn President Donald Trump that the coronavirus outbreak is a massive threat.
The New York Times reports that the Fox News host has been pleading with Trump to take the COVID-19 pandemic more seriously.
“Last Saturday, Mr. Carlson drove from his residence in Florida to Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort, and spoke directly with Mr. Trump about the virus, according to a person with knowledge of their conversation,” reports the Times.
Axios also reports that Carlson was one of “a number of informal Trump advisers” who “emphasized to the president that this was not the flu and urged him to act fast.”
The president and some of his team were in denial about the virus for weeks, portraying it as just an overhyped winter flu. Over the past week, per half a dozen Trump advisers, a series of alarm bells snapped them out of their complacency.
And a number of informal Trump advisers — including Fox News host Tucker Carlson — emphasized to the president that this was not the flu and urged him to act fast.
The Trump administration has been taking swift action./blockquote>