Trump To Nation: 'I Failed, Border Wall Failed US’
Trump suspends travel from most of Europe amid coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian |
Donald Trump has announced that the US would temporarily suspend most travel from the European Union, as the country reckons with the spread of coronavirus and the White House grapples with the severity of the situation.
The restrictions, which would begin on Friday and last for 30 days, would not apply to US citizens or to travelers from the UK, he said. The restrictions apply to most foreign nationals who have been in the 26 countries of the Schengen area during the 14 days before their planned arrival in the US.
Trump made the announcement in an Oval Office speech on Wednesday evening on the federal response to what the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic.
During the rare address to the nation, Trump defended his administration’s response while laying blame on the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the “foreign virus”, saying US clusters had been “seeded” by European travelers.
‘He’s gonna get us all killed’: sense of unease after Trump coronavirus speech
Many observers found the address unreassuring and downright weird. Susan Glasser, a staff writer from the New Yorker, tweeted:
David Litt, who wrote speeches for Obama, posted:
Trump’s second Oval Office address was over in 10 minutes. Then a man off camera said: “We’re clear.” The president unbuttoned his jacket and exclaimed with relief: “OK!”
To millions of viewers, it was anything but.
Boasting once more after the obvious echec of unpreparedness of US Homeland Security Pandemic specialists …
See my previous diary …
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