Yes, kids, Trump said yesterday he’s considering restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We are thinking about the southern border. We are looking at that very strongly.“
(Guess where I am for the next six weeks!!? Yep.)
Reuters reported that the White House was considering imposing entry restrictions with Mexico to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, although there are only 3 confirmed cases there.
The U.S. has confirmed 66 cases.
Trump backtracked on the idea though after being challenged by a reporter given how few cases of the coronavirus there are in Mexico at the moment.
“We’re thinking about all borders, we have to think about that border. This is not a border that seems to be much of a problem right now, we hope we will not have to do that.”
In 2019, Trump threatened to close the US/Mexico border if the country did not meet his demands on stemming migrants and asylum seekers from crossing the border into the US.
Meanwhile, The New Yorker nails Trump’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak with their next cover by Brian Stauffer called Under Control. It references comments Trump made at his first coronavirus press conference this week,
“We’re doing really well.”