President Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel from European countries to the United States, beginning on Friday at midnight, in a bid “to keep new cases” of coronavirus “from entering our shores.” The restrictions, he said late Wednesday, do not apply to travelers from the United Kingdom.
Homeland Security officials said the travel restrictions would only apply to foreign nationals, not American citizens or legal permanent residents, who have been in the Schengen region, 26 countries in Europe with open borders agreements, in the last 14 days. After Trump’s announcement, the State Department issued an advisory informing U.S. citizens to “reconsider travel abroad” as a result of outbreaks around the globe.
Trump also announced economic measures that he said would help the country overcome “temporary economic disruptions” caused by the disease.
Perhaps putting an Adderall-addicted racist with dementia was not such a swell idea.
After accusing Democrats of falsely hyping the coronavirus to hurt him, Donald Trump is now in need of Democratic votes for an economic stimulus package for the country. Indeed, GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate would simply step aside and let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi negotiate a deal directly with the White House.
Unfortunately, Trump, master deal maker and negotiator savant, won’t be involved in those talks, instead Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will take the lead. According to NBC reporter Eamon Javers, Trump feels too personally wounded by impeachment and other interactions with Pelosi to get in a room with her and pound out a plan to help the country weather the coronavirus. “It doesn’t seem like that would end well,” Javers said of the thinking of White House aides about trying to get Trump and Pelosi together.
“What the White House would say is, that’s Pelosi’s fault,” Javers explained, “because she ripped up his speech, she’s been tough on him, she impeached him and therefore the president has every right to not want to be in a room with her.”
To clarify what’s going on here – at today’s press briefing on “coronavirus” a reporter asked how the uninsured can get tested. Instead of answering the question, Pence walked off stage and “an official” yelled at the reporter. (That official is Stephen Miller’s wife, Katie Miller, BTW so lovely people clearly.) She even came back later to yell at the reporter more.
So if anyone is wondering how we’re handing the crisis today… it’s going great 👍🏽