Did Donald Trump hide news of the coronavirus outbreak in China from Americans in November, because it suited his political agenda, yet he told Israel and NATO? That is what the Times of Israel Is reporting:

US intelligence agencies alerted Israel to the coronavirus outbreak in China already in November, Israeli television reported Thursday.

According to Channel 12 news, the US intelligence community became aware of the emerging disease in Wuhan in the second week of that month and drew up a classified document. […]

US intelligence informed the Trump administration, “which did not deem it of interest,” but the report said the Americans also decided to update two allies with the classified document: NATO and Israel, specifically the IDF. [Israel Defense Forces]

Last week, ABC News reported that US intelligence officials were warning about the coronavirus in a report prepared in December by the American military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence.

The Times of Israel also credits the Associated Press with saying that the outbreak was in China six days before it was reported to the World Health Organization. and that was after hundreds of patients were admitted to hospitals in Wuhan and across China from January 5 to January 17. A six day delay is not insignificant but it’s not like the four month delay we had in this country, before the coronavirus was deemed important by the Trump administration, if in fact this was known about in November. It’s on record already that Trump knew about the coronavirus in late January, because when he was at Davos he said, “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. it’s going to be just fine.” Trump has repeatedly denied getting memos in January or February from Peter Navarro about the possibility of millions of Americans dying.

Therefore, if the Trump administration knew about the pandemic in November, and chose to do nothing to protect the United States, but deemed it prudent to give a couple of allies a tip, this is beyond incredible.

Trump met with Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in late January.

I did a Media Bias fact check on the Times of Israel. They are rated left of center and given a high factual rating. So this report seems entirely credible. Why isn’t everybody screaming about this right now?

Here’s that report.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Israel
World Press Freedom Rank: Israel 88/180

History

Founded in 2012, The Times of Israel is an online newspaper published in English, Arabic, French, Chinese, and Persian which covers “developments in Israel, the Middle East and around the Jewish world”.  In addition to publishing news reports and analysis, The Times of Israel hosts a multi-author blog platform. Its headquarters are in Jerusalem. The co-founder and editor is David Horovitz. The other co-founder is American billionaire Seth Klarman, founder of the Baupost Group and chairman of The David Project. Klarman is the chairman of the website.

According to their about page “The Times of Israel has no partisan political affiliation. It seeks to present the news fair-mindedly and offers a wide range of analysis and opinion pieces.”

Funded by / Ownership

The Times of Israel is co-owned by David Horovitz and Seth Klarman. Revenue is generated through advertising.

I don’t know why this isn’t a huge story. Maybe we’ll find out.

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25 Comments on "Israeli Paper Reports Trump Knew About COVID-19 In November, Told Israel, NATO But Not U.S."

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Cherl Harrell
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This definitely needs to be broadcast more widely.

CAZ
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Is this why trvmp is deflecting by calling for civil unrest today?

Bareshark
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Far from the only reason, I warrant.

Shockwave
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Even worse than I thought. Thanks for the heads up. I became concerned with corona back in December. Trump is only concerned about his ego.

Bareshark
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Terrific…yet more evidence how little a crap that Trump gives about us. Care to take any bets that when this news gets more widespread, the right wingers getting sickened by their own stupidity will start adding anti-Semitism to the rest of their racist stew?

bwolofsky
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C’mon. That’s a given. When right-wingers, and Bernie Sanders left-wingers for that matter, stub their toe, it’s always the fault of the Jews. And others then tell us WHY it’s our fault and what we could have done to fix it, which is of course, the thing that the other pole says is why it’s our fault. Ahh, the peace of knowing that no matter what, we are ALWAYS in the wrong.

Bareshark
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Not disagreeing with any of the above, Bryan, just gaming things out beyond the current moment. Any bets on how quick these fools are going to start dropping from COVID 19 by “protesting”?

bwolofsky
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Not sure what you mean by “dropping from COVID by protesting”? You mean, refusing to self-quarantine and going out in the world as a form of protest? No clue, but it’ll be whenever Orange-Jesus tells them to. And then we let them all die out (Darwin-like as mentioned above) and hopefully, by November all his voters nationwide will have self-terminated. I can live with that. Who are we to force morons to NOT be morons??? IF they insist on their right to be fools, then by all means.

Bareshark
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Pretty much what I mean, yeah, though the Operation Gridlock numbskulls are who I meant. Never a good idea to tempt fate.

mae
Member

Sickening. This is what trump always does, money and trumps needs, come first. It is always the tip of the iceberg.

Inkdreamer
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Have you sent this to Maddow at MSNBC? I think she’d like a good look at this.

Jamie
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It’s fake news

LDoza
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WHY ISNT EVERYONE ? screaming about it, you ask. Because they are all trying to find a way to #CYA Cover Their Asses as #TrumpCult always do. I like this piece will really push. One I saw yesterday (#TOI TIMES OF ISRAEL https://tinyurl.com/y9akh5dj)
said the head of #NCMI was interviewed and tried to deny the report but @CNN AND @abcnews piece said they had FOUR sources for their story.

LDoza
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WHY HAVENT you seen it? It’s all over .. first I saw was heads up by former FBI tweep, who shared the @CNN @abcnews piece. https://tinyurl.com/yx2g335x IT Ted four sources. THEY DIDNT have THUS scoop on Israel NATO .. Then a #TOI yesterday said #NCMI head denied report. (WELLDUH Intell always has to deny reports) … ask #ValeriePlame (fmr CIA) or @RepSpanberger (fmr Navy Intell as I recall)..
REC SEE CNN abcnews piece too for sure.