Trump vs. Italy: Italy 1, Trump 0

Short diary, showing for at least the 16,000th time that Trump doesn’t know sh!t from shinola:

Trump, last night:

The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hotspots. As a result, a large number of new clusters in the United States were seeded by travelers from Europe after consulting with our top government health professionals.

Italy, on Jan 31, 2020 (over one month ago):

10 am: Italy declares coronavirus emergency

Italy declared a six-month state of emergency after two Chinese tourists in the country tested positive for the coronavirus in the first cases detected in the country. The move will enable authorities to make rapid decisions if needed. Italy has already banned all flights to and from China. The two patients came from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, and fell ill during their trip to Italy. [emphasis added]

It took me all of 30 seconds to find this, too.