Trump advised sending Individuals contaminated with Covid-19 to Guantanamo Bay
According to Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, who authored the new book Nightmare Scenario: In the Trump Administration’s Response to the History-Changed Pandemic, Former President Donald Trump reportedly suggested dealing with Covid-19 send infected Americans to Guantanamo Bay to reduce the number of cases on US soil.
The authors interviewed more than 180 people, including former White House staff and government officials, to review this information.
Trump reportedly made the remarks during a February 2020 meeting in the Situation Room on whether or not infected Americans should be brought home for care in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Don’t we have an island that belongs to us?” And “What about Guantánamo?” Trump asked the participants in the meeting.
“We import goods,” he said. “We’re not going to import a virus.”
Trump also reportedly shocked aid workers with his response to the country’s initial lack of Covid-19 tests.
“Testing is killing me!” Trump reportedly told then Health and Welfare Secretary Alex Azar during a phone call on March 18, “I’m going to lose the election because of tests! What idiot did the federal government test? ”He added, dismissing Azar’s remark that it was Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who took care of these details.
The book will be released on June 29th.
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