ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has slammed President Donald Trump for his response to a question about his decision to fire top health officials who were responsible for the response to pandemics.
“I don’t take responsibility at all.”
PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor then brought up the fact that the president dismissed the entire pandemic response team two years ago and then didn’t replace them (as confirmed by Snopes).
“You said that you don’t take responsibility, but you did disband the White House Pandemic Office, and officials that were working that office left the administration abruptly, so what responsibility do you take to that?”
“And the officials that worked in that office said that the White House lost valuable time because that office was disbanded.”
In response, Trump called it “a nasty question” and said he didn’t know about it and instead claimed, “We’re doing a great job.”
“Well, I just think it’s a nasty question,” Trump said.
“Because what we’ve done, and Tony [Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease researcher] has said numerous times that we saved thousands of lives because of the quick closings. And when you say me, I didn’t do it; we have a group of people.”
“It’s your administration,” Alcindor responded.
“I could perhaps ask Tony about that, because I don’t know anything about it,” Trump continued.
Shortly after the press conference, Benante tweeted out a video of the exchange and offered the following comment:
“Ummmmmm, not a good Answer . Is anyone else starting to wonder what’s really going on? Didn’t they know about this Virus back in December? Why has it taken this long to even start to get active? Where are the tests?? #biowarfare”
Benante later clarified in a separate tweet after this story was first published:
“Hahahahaha, here we go again! I never slammed him – more Clickbaiting here -you read what you want . I think Pence is doing a Good job of things and I hope we get through this . It just made me wonder why He didn’t have an answer , shouldn’t everyone think that? More tests!”