On January 31, President Trump announced a ban on travel to the United States from China (other than returning Americans).
He was mercilessly attacked by Democrats and, more generally, the left, as a racist and a xenophobe.
Joe Biden, in particular, tweeted:
“This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia, and fear-mongering to lead the way instead of science.”
That should give a pretty clear idea of whether he would have done what Trump did.
With the above in mind please read this excerpt from Pierre Thomas, Jack Date, Sony Salzman and Eric M. Strauss’s article at ABC news:
Travel data of passengers arriving in the United States from China during the critical period in December, January and February, when the disease took hold in that country, shows a stunning 759,493 people entered the U.S.
“This is an astonishing number in a short period of time, illustrating how globalized our world has become. Just as people can hop continents with amazing ease, the infections they carry can too,” said Dr. Vinayak Kumar, an internal medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic and a contributor to the ABC News Medical Unit.
Those travelers from China included more than 228,000 Americans returning home and hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals arriving for business, academics, tourism or to visit family.
Remembering, again, that the preponderance of travel was in December and January…
What do you think would have happened if President Trump had not instituted the travel ban. How many more cases of COVID-19 would there have been, how many more deaths would we have sustained?
I’ll end by asking whether you are aware of even one person who attacked the Trump travel ban decision to come out afterwards and say something like “as it turned out, that was the right thing to do” or “whatever I thought of the travel ban then, in retrospect it saved lives”.
I challenge you to name a few. How about even one or two?
Joe Biden? Waiting…..