Finally asked about firing pandemic leadership teams, Trump responds “this is different than something else”

Donald Trump’s rambling response when a reporter asked about gutting pandemic leadership teams shows why many outlets were wrong to ignore the issue

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Citation From the March 6, 2020, edition of Fox News' The Five:

DONALD TRUMP:  I just think this is something, Peter, that you can never really think is going to happen. You know, who -- I have heard all about -- this could be, you know, this could be a big deal from before it happened. You know, this -- something like this could happen.

I think we are doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down. We have really been very vigilant and we have done a tremendous job at keeping it down.

But who would have thought -- look, how long ago, is it six, seven, eight weeks ago? Who would have thought we would even be having this subject? We were going to hit 30,000 in the DOW like it was clockwork, right?

It was all going, it was right up and then all of a sudden this came out, all I say is keep calm. We have the greatest people in the world. Everyone is relying on us, the world is relying on us. They have done an incredible job in a very condensed period of time.

The thing is you never really know when something like this is going to strike, and what it is going to be. This is different than something else. This is a very different thing than something else. So, I think they have done a great job. And do you know what? If I didn't think they did, I would tell you.