Donald Trump is willing to do whatever it takes to save Americans’ lives.
Even if it puts him in a dangerous position politically.
Now Donald Trump made this huge enemy when he made one decision Barack Obama never would have.
It has been universally accepted that social distancing is a useful tool in keeping the coronavirus from becoming a serious problem like it has become in Italy.
WHO has confirmed that Europe is now the main worry in terms of the coronavirus spread.
“More cases are now being reported [in Europe] every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is the Director-General of the U.N. global public health agency.
The Czech Republic has closed its borders almost entirely.
Israel has a mandatory 14-day quarantine for everyone who comes into the country.
Ukraine has closed itself off from foreign visitors.
There is good reason to do this.
Travel bans are the very first step of social distancing and make a ton of sense.
It’s enough of a challenge to find all the coronavirus cases in the country and quarantining those people without the added challenge of new cases coming in.
Germany’s health minister rejected Austria’s lead in closing off its borders, calling it a waste of time.
Austria currently only has one-seventh of the coronavirus cases that Germany has.
The German-controlled U.N. is furious that America made the decision to halt travel to Europe without asking their permission.
According to Breitbart News:
The European Commission has said that the European Union “disapproves” of President Donald Trump’s decision to protect his citizens from further foreign exposure to coronavirus by banning entry from most of the bloc’s countries without having consulted with Brussels, first.
President Trump announced the 30-day ban on Wednesday which will go into effect on Friday. The ban is limited to mainland Europe, specifically the countries in the visa-free travel area known as the Schengen Zone, like France, Germany, and Sweden.
The UK and Ireland are not affected, as are non-Schengen countries like Croatia and Romania. Non-EU countries on the continent like Serbia and Ukraine are likewise not affected.
Dacian Cioloş, a leading member of the EU complained that Trump was using Europe as a “scapegoat.”
Many of the recent cases that have come to America have been from Europe.
There is the real possibly that Italy’s numbers could get as bad as China.
If all the rest of the world had set travel bans on China at the same time Trump did, the world would not be dealing with this problem.
The EU doesn’t care about border security because they are the one exporting coronavirus.
Germany diagnosed almost a thousand cases of coronavirus in their country in just one day. There’s no question that they are on the same path as Italy.
But Trump has put America on a different path by responding before the crisis hits and placing American lives above keeping the EU happy.