President Trump’s address regarding the coronavirus was short but contained plenty of bombshells, including a travel ban from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days, starting on Friday. The United Kingdom is not included in the travel ban.
"I have decided to take several strong but necessary actions to protect the health and well-being of all Americans. To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days." pic.twitter.com/wkJoytrxsV
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 12, 2020
Here are a couple of hot takes:
This is not about stopping the virus. This is about Trump’s anti-Europe obsession
— Ilan Goldenberg (@ilangoldenberg) March 12, 2020
How's Italy doing?
— John Wilson (@jdwilson909) March 12, 2020
Also, looks like Trump finally got that travel ban he wanted, courtesy of adviser Stephen Miller:
So Miller got his wish: Cutting off the world.
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) March 12, 2020
Most of the complaints about the address, though, seem to be that Trump called the virus “foreign.”
The coronavirus is just an illegal citizen, I guess?
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) March 12, 2020
Here’s the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake with some breaking news.
Early in his remarks, Trump notes the coronavirus "started in China" and calls it a "foreign virus."
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 12, 2020
That would be….accurate
— jen smith (@jen87nc) March 12, 2020
True and true.
— Red Dot in a Blue Dot in a Red State (@reddotinaustin) March 12, 2020
He's not wrong, so… ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/rEAszTDV8O
— Tripp Whitbeck (@trippwhitbeck) March 12, 2020
— cage1895 (@SeahawkBB) March 12, 2020
FACT CHECK: TRUE
— Frank Dinardo ?? (@fjdinardo) March 12, 2020
— Josh (@audrum1) March 12, 2020
Trump then followed this by saying “water is wet, land is dry”
— Christian (@phxcolangelo) March 12, 2020
Fact check- True pic.twitter.com/9fQFZilKFF
— Baseball Is Back (@Donna776477) March 12, 2020
Fact check: 100% TRUE
— Tyler Turden (@tylerdurden3737) March 12, 2020
He’s not wrong though
— Vinny (@vincentp15) March 12, 2020
— Jshep72 (@j_shep72) March 12, 2020
— Thought Police ?♂️ (@DptThoughtcrime) March 12, 2020
— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) March 12, 2020
That's true. The virus came from Wuhan which is located in China.
— Progre-Slayer (@Hilaiss) March 12, 2020
Where's the lie?
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) March 12, 2020
How dare he say something completely true.
— Lance (@Lancedude) March 12, 2020
— KAG 2020 (@theltgovernor) March 12, 2020
What we really need is a hot take from CNN’s Chris Cillizza:
To be clear: It DOES not matter where the virus came from or if it is a "foreign virus."
It matters that it is in the U.S. now.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 12, 2020
It’s a hate virus. Feel better now?
— McConn (@Mcconn09) March 12, 2020
Thanks for the psa. pic.twitter.com/pmxD58ot31
— Nancy S (@nancy_swider31) March 12, 2020
wow, thanks Chris
— KAG 2020 (@theltgovernor) March 12, 2020
— GayPatriot (@GayPatriotTM) March 12, 2020
Thanks Chris I'm a complete fucking idiot and really appreciate your insight.
— Jeff Borkowski (@super_call) March 12, 2020
Oh, and speaking of CNN, Chris Cuomo and Jim Acosta jumped right on the racist “foreign virus” slur:
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 12, 2020
Jim Acosta calls it *xenophobia* to refer to the coronavirus, which emerged in China and ran out of control there, as a “foreign virus”
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) March 12, 2020
I cannot believe this. Chris Cuomo and Jim Acosta are concerned about Xenophobia by calling coronavirus a foreign virus. The nation is in a crisis and these grandstanding nitwits care about how something sounds.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) March 12, 2020
A minute after CNN cut away from Trump, Chris Cuomo talked about Trump’s xenophobia because he called it a foreign virus.
About that, Chris… pic.twitter.com/2RNXwju45M
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 12, 2020
Glad they took away the important facts from the speech so we’re all better informed of the threat … of xenophobia.
The Washington Post wants to know if you’ve seen any xenophobia connected to the coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/2hCW9rdL3t
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 5, 2020
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