Xenophobia is always the best response to an epidemic.The concern over containing the virus at the southern U.S. border comes as the Trump administration also weighs possible restrictions on the entry of travelers from South Korea, Italy and Japan— Ted Hesson (@tedhesson) February 29, 2020
Which is relevant to this, too.There are 66 coronavirus cases in the US -- and now 1 death.— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) February 29, 2020
There are 3 coronavirus cases in Mexico. https://t.co/KORtbAoHIY
If he can’t get that simple fact right (and has reason not to), what is the real source of this “hoax “? Also: huh?Trump said 22 people in the U.S. have the corona virus and 1 has died— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) February 29, 2020
To sum up: for Trump it’s all about numbers, not human beings; no mention of potential stress on healthcare systems from number ill but not dead; and no concern with human suffering. Trump said “hoax “ because he didn’t like criticism. It’s always all about Trump.
Asked why he's considering closing the Mexican border given that there are "so many more cases" in the US, Trump says we have a great relationship with Mexico and this is not a border that "seems to be much of a problem right now" re the virus.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 29, 2020