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US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, contrary to the habit of US President Donald Trump not to admit any of his 19,000 confirmed lies, admitted to Fox News that "I was wrong. They did leave behind a plan, so I clearly made a mistake in that regard."

McConnell accused Obama on Monday of failing to leave the Trump administration "any kind of game plan" and said" they claim pandemics only happen once every hundred years but what if that's no longer true? We want to be early, ready for the next one, because clearly the Obama administration did not leave to this administration any kind of game plan for something like this."

Paul LeBlanc of CNN said that the claim has been squashed by the fact that the Obama document was publicly revealed by Politico in March 2020, and was entitled “Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents” and contained “step-by-step advice on questions to ask, decisions to make and which federal agencies are responsible for what. It includes sample documents that officials could use for inter-agency meetings. And it explicitly lists novel coronaviruses as one of the kinds of pathogens that could require a major response.”

LeBlanc also wrote: :Additionally, outgoing senior Obama officials also led an in-person pandemic response exercise for senior incoming Trump officials in January 2017 -- as required by a new law on improving presidential transitions that Obama signed in 2016.” #COVID19

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