Tucker Carlson Drove To Mar-A-Lago To Warn Trump Coronavirus Is A Real Threat
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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.
Trump delivered an address from the Oval Office last Wednesday night and detailed a series of actions his administration has taken and plans to take in order to combat the coronavirus.
Trump announced his decision to suspend all travel from the European Union for the next 30 days.
“We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days,” Trump said.
The president noted that the European Union failed to ban travel into their country from areas affected by the coronavirus.
He said there would be exemptions for Americans traveling from Europe who had been screened, as well as from the United Kingdom.
The president also declared a national emergency last weekend, which will provide states and local communities more power to address issues they may be facing rather than waiting on Congress to do something.
Last week, the U.S. Capitol and White House closed down from the public in order to take precautionary measures.
A staffer who works in Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell's D.C. office also reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.
The announcement marks the first known instance of a congressional staffer getting the virus and follows days of heightened anxiety on Capitol Hill.