As the global panic escalates over Coronavirus, Italy announced today it is closing its borders, only allowing people to travel for work and family emergencies. The country is just behind China with the largest death toll due to the virus and nearly 10,000 people have been infected.
Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked at a Fox News town hall if he’d consider closing the borders in the United States if president as a way to deal with an outbreak here. Sanders responded by taking a swipe at President Trump and emphatically saying he would not shut down American borders over Coronavirus concerns.
“No.. we have a President who has propagated a xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiment from before he was elected,” Sanders told Bret Baier.
.@BretBaier asks about dealing with Coronavirus: “If you had to, would you close down the borders?”
Bernie: “No.. we have a President who has propagated a xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiment from before he was elected.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 9, 2020
Yesterday the Senator tweeted that vaccines for the virus should be free.
“Once a vaccine for coronavirus is developed, it should be free,” he said
Once a vaccine for coronavirus is developed, it should be free.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 8, 2020
President Trump held a press conference today, saying the White House is planning to ask Congress for a payroll tax cut in response to hourly paid workers who might be having difficulties making ends meet amid the outbreak.
“We’re also going to be talking about hourly wage earners getting help so that they can be in a position so they are not going to ever miss a paycheck,” Trump said.
“We are going to take care of and have been taking care of the American public and the American economy,” he continued.