Yesterday CD Media reported on the horrible decision of the State Department to fly infected American passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship back to the United States, most likely spreading the virus in the process, possibly leading to eventual deaths of Americans.
Now it has been revealed that the decision was made against the direct orders of the president and POTUS was furious when he found out.
State Department officials emphasized the passengers were separated from those not yet testing positive for the virus; however, as CD Media reported, not much is understood about how the virus transmits infections.
CD Media also reported the CDC was overruled in the decision and had recommended against putting infected passengers in an airplane on a long flight amongst those not yet infected. There were 14 passengers that tested positive at the time, now that number has grown to 28. Surprise, surprise, surprise!
One senior White House official said not informing Trump of the decision ahead of time was a ‘big operational mistake,’ reported The Daily Mail.
State Department underlings countermanded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in ruling that the infected citizens could return to the U.S. on the evacuation flights.
Trump has since expressed in outrage on phone calls with top White House officials, saying he should have been told, that it should have been his decision — and that he did not agree with the decision that was made.
On Friday, the CDC said there were now 28 U.S. residents brought home from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have tested positive for the virus.
It’s important to remember this was an emerging and unusual circumstance,’ said Ian Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs.
‘We had 328 people on buses, a plan to execute and we received lab results on people who were otherwise asymptomatic, un-ill people on a bus on the way to the airport.
‘The people on the ground did exactly the right thing…in bringing them home.’
It seems Mr. Brownlee is another Deep State operative that thinks he knows better than the elected leader of the country — the President of the United States. Hopefully consequences for Mr. Brownlee will follow.