Trump says he needs to impose a two-week federal quarantine on some states as his a part of his scheme to downplay the unfold of the coronavirus.
Trump stated earlier than heading to Virginia to wave goodbye to a ship, “Some individuals want to see New York quarantined as a result of it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey perhaps one or two different locations, sure elements of Connecticut quarantined. I’m fascinated with that proper now. We would not should do it, however there’s a risk that someday as we speak we’ll do a quarantine — brief time period — two weeks for New York, in all probability New Jersey, sure elements of Connecticut.”
Trump was requested, “Limit journey from these locations?”
He answered, “Limit journey as a result of they’re having issues down in Florida. Quite a lot of New Yorkers taking place. We don’t need that.”
Trump goes to quarantine states, which will not do something to cease the rampant unfold of the virus. As soon as once more, Trump is simply too late in performing. pic.twitter.com/j4vTQ73zag
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 28, 2020
The virus isn’t being unfold by individuals touring out and in of the New York space. It was already in Florida. The coronavirus is already in all places. The federal effort needs to be on stopping it from spreading extra in communities and supporting the financial and medical disaster in states and localities.
Trump is attempting to reduce the coronavirus as a part of his harebrained and lethal scheme to “reopen the financial system.”
It’s a unhealthy concept that can also be too little too late.
As normal, Trump is simply too sluggish to behave, and the motion that he’s taking is approach behind the realities of the coronavirus epidemic.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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