Donald Trump took to Twitter to spread his xenophobia by claiming that the United States has been quick to detain the coronavirus because the country shut down its borders.
Trump tweeted out saying:
“With approximately 100,000 CoronaVirus cases worldwide, and 3,280 deaths, the United States, because of quick action on closing our borders, has, as of now, only 129 cases (40 Americans brought in) and 11 deaths,” Trump claimed. “We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
With approximately 100,000 CoronaVirus cases worldwide, and 3,280 deaths, the United States, because of quick action on closing our borders, has, as of now, only 129 cases (40 Americans brought in) and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
Again, Trump shares numbers while offering no sort of evidence to back them up. Trump is talking to his base, who will eat up anything he says and assume it’s the truth. But the rest of us don’t buy it. Here’s how Twitter users responded to the president:
"and again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done." — Donald J. Trump, last week
imagine if we had a president more concerned with telling the truth than with trying to avoid blame
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 5, 2020
It’s 162 cases in the US, but thanks for playing. pic.twitter.com/NxBSNj7oLn
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) March 5, 2020
You didn’t close the border. Why do you keep saying that? You barred non-Americans from coming in from China. That’s not closing the border. Do you think viruses can tell the citizenship of their hosts?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) March 5, 2020
I have first hand experience on this front. Daughter recalled from Italy two days ago. Has fever and cough. Hospital refused to test unless her condition was ‘dire’ or linked to a ‘dire’ case.
— rifraf4u (@rifraf4u) March 5, 2020
Well after hearing all of this & knowing that our lives are now solely in the hands of Donald Trump I’m soooooo relieved & feel incredibly safe!(please insert Grim Reaper & Sarcasm HERE🤡)
— viti (@kenvitiello) March 5, 2020
No fucking way your dumb ass wrote this.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 5, 2020
Also, the US death rate appears to be approaching 10%. So we are either worse off than the rest of the world or…we actually have many more cases but the trump administration believes that if you don’t test and therefore don’t get positives, the illness doesn’t exist.
— Hallie (@halliedevir) March 5, 2020
You have absolutely no idea what the hell you’re doing. Neither does Mike Pence. https://t.co/NOzSab2n57 https://t.co/N9trB4WxCo
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) March 5, 2020
Also, he’s lying about the numberhttps://t.co/QWu97JEsLH pic.twitter.com/A6R03dqvKt
— Cynthia ~VOTE~ (@Ab_Synthia2) March 5, 2020
"only 11 deaths" you are a sociopath
— Sergio Siano (@SergioJSiano) March 5, 2020
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