Trump Claims He Never Got Early Warnings On COVID

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump pushed back on Sunday against recent reporting that intelligence officials were issuing classified reports to his administration as early as last November warning about the early outbreak of coronavirus in the Wuhan province of China.

The president also claimed the restrictions he placed on travel to the US from China in January have saved “tens of thousands” of American lives, which he has used as a data point to defend against criticism that he did not take the threat of the coronavirus seriously.

The US military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence compiled a classified report on the spreading contagion in November 2019 through analysis of wire and computer intercepts in the Wuhan region, ABC News reported in April.