President Trump spoke with Sean Hannity Thursday night on his administration’s exhaustive efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus; saying he was “proud” of his early decision to close the US border to those coming from infected countries.
“We had 20 people in the office, we had 21 to be exact. They never really thought to do that. I passed an earlier travel ban, we won in the Supreme Court. So we have a travel ban throughout the world if we want. So if these people are badly infected, I asked how many come in? We had thousands a day coming into the country,” said the President.
“I made a decision, we can’t have it. Some of my own people… A lot of the people decided to go to Italy and Spain instead, and you can see the problems they’re having. But I had to make that decision, and I had Biden describe me as Xenophobic,” he added.
Watch President Trump’s full interview with Sean Hannity above.
BERNIE on CORONAVIRUS: ‘Casualties May Be Even Higher Than What Armed Forces Experienced in WW II’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders weighed-in on the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak across the United States this week; telling reporters the “casualties” could be higher than what “the Armed Forces experienced” in the Second World War.
“In terms of potential deaths…the crisis we face is on a scale of a major war…we also have to face the truth and that is that the number of casualties may actually be even higher than what the armed forces experienced in World War II,” said Sanders during a press briefing on the virus.
"In terms of potential deaths…the crisis we face is on a scale of a major war…we also have to face the truth and that is that the number of casualties may actually be even higher than what the armed forces experienced in World War II." -Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/mMPbfcl2aT
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) March 12, 2020
President Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday night; saying it’s time for the American people to unify and combat the Coronavirus outbreak as “one family.”
“No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States. We have the best healthcare anywhere in the world. We are all in this together. We must put politics aside, stop the partisanship and unify together as one nation and one family,” said the President.
“History has proven time and time again, Americans always rise to the challenge and overcome adversity. Our future remains brighter than anyone can imagine,” he added.
President Trump: "We must put politics aside, stop the partisanship, and unify together as one nation and one family." #TrumpSpeech pic.twitter.com/leXtHIThkc
— The Hill (@thehill) March 12, 2020
The global Coronavirus outbreak continued to have a major impact on the American economy and sporting world Thursday; with A-list actor Tom Hanks testing positive for the disease and the NBA suspending its entire season until further notice.
“Actor Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson, they have tested positive for Coronavirus. They are in our prayers tonight,” said Hannity.
The President addressing the American public from the Oval Office Wednesday night; unveiling a series of new travel restrictions for all of Europe excluding the United Kingdom.
The 30-day ban starts Friday at midnight and applies to: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and excludes the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history,” Trump said in an address to the nation. “I am confident by counting and continuing to take these measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus.”
BREAKING: Trump Administration to Close US-Canada Border to All ‘Non-Essential’ Traffic
The Trump administration confirmed Wednesday their plans to close the continental border with Canada to all “non-essential” traffic in the coming days; a drastic move intended to slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!” posted Trump on social media.
We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean urged all politicians to put aside their partisan projects and help all Americans harmed by the global Coronavirus pandemic.
“The entire world is in a fight against this enemy. Major financial help is on the way. The White House is working on a trillion-dollar stimulus package… We’re Americans. We’re going to help out our fellow Americans. This country rebuilt Europe after World War II. We saved the world from evil and tyranny,” said Hannity.
“We must help our fellow Americans. Industries and workers have got to get the help that they deserve,” he added. “We will find the money, that’s who we are. Washington, all of you, stop with the pork barrel misuse of our tax dollars.”
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.