Donald Trump dramatically underestimates the corona situation? In the United States, doubts about the US President – and his health – are growing. Meanwhile, a ban on entry for Europeans could be imposed.
- For his handling of the Coronavirus spread stands Donald Trump increasingly criticized.
- After Trump also had contact with politicians who are now in quarantine, it is not clear whether he is already on CoVid-19 was tested.
- The United States may admit Entry ban for Europeans.
Update March 11, 2020, 9:04 p.m .: The U.S. government is considering the Corona virus crisis future Entry ban for people from Europe. Acting Vice Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said in Congress on Wednesday that the question was how to treat Europe as a whole.
The measures adopted so far could not yet prohibit entry from Europe. But the question will be examined. The U.S. government had already in late January Entry bans for non-US citizens decided that themselves stopped in China had.
Coronavirus: Trump refuses to test despite contact with possible infected people – with an absurd reason
Update March 11, 2020, 4:55 p.m .: The US government is working in the face of Corona virus crisis continue on a package of measures to support the US economy. “That is a top priority for the President,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington on Wednesday. The Government of President Donald Trump work “full time” on the Aid package. After meeting representatives of Trump’s Republicans and opposition Democrats, Mnuchin was confident that the US Congress could soon pass a law to this effect.
Trump had already announced a package of measures on Monday to address the Effects of the corona virus on the US economy cushion. He actually wanted to present his plans on Tuesday – but that never happened.
Update from March 11, 2020, 9.13 a.m .: Although US president Donald Trump recently with three MPs came into contactwhich in turn with Coronavirus infected came, Trump continues to explain not ready, yourself on the lung disease to be tested. He bases this decision on the fact that he has no symptoms. Since the Incubation period after infection * with the corona virus, however, up to 14 days can last and Trump’s recent contact with a quarantine case according to dpa information only on Monday However, this justification is not exactly reassuring. Because during the incubation period, the affected person can already be infected without showing symptoms *.
No corona symptoms: US President does not want to be tested
Republican Matt Gaetz, with whom Trump Swiss daily gazette had flown from Orlando to Washington on Monday, meanwhile went to quarantinebecause he was in contact with an infected person. His Test result has not yet been determined, it is expected this Wednesday. Another of the three critical contacts, Trump’s designated new head of state Mark Meadows, remembered Corona test already negative out. The other suspect Trump has had contact with is the Congressman Doug Collins.
Update at 10:25 p.m .: Republicans and Democrats seldom agree, especially during the election campaign. Dealing with this claim is symbolic of dealing with it novel corona virus *. During the Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders planned appearances at campaign events in Ohio due to the corona virus canceled, Donald Trump was not particularly impressed by the virus.
Incidentally, not only Donald Trump is criticized for dealing with the corona crisis. Angela Merkel also had to face allegations in connection with CoVId-19 *.
Coronavirus: Trump’s MP with contact with infected person – President refrains from testing
The US President * see no needto undergo a corona test. The 73-year-old feels “extremely good”, as he assured journalists in Washington. “There are no symptoms, nothing,” said the president. Donald Trump * recently had contact with three MPs from his party, who in turn had contact with an infected person.
One of them is Trump’s newly appointed chief of staff Mark Meadowswho, after voluntary isolation, already tested negative for the virus. In the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University numbers, over 800 confirmed cases are reported and 28 people died as a result of the virus.
Our Corona Virus Team has been doing a great job. Even Democrat governors have been VERY complimentary!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2020
The President recently surprised with strange statements about the fight against the corona virus. Meanwhile, the primaries are continuing in the United States – also partially overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis.
Corona virus: Donald Trump again on Twitter – this time against the central bank
Update at 4:06 p.m .: Donald Trump must be responsible for dealing with the Corona crisis take some criticism right now. Now the US President hands out. He has the Federal Reserve (Fed) on Tuesday in a Twitter post as “Pathetic” designated and accused those responsible there that the institute would move too “slowly”. The central bank must lower the key interest rate to a level similar to other countries with which the United States is in economic competition, Trump said.
Our pathetic, slow moving Federal Reserve, headed by Jay Powell, who raised rates too fast and lowered too late, should get our Fed Rate down to the levels of our competitor nations. They now have as much as a two point advantage, with even bigger currency help. So, stimulate!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2020
“The Federal Reserve must be a leader, not a very late straggler as before,” Trump continued on Twitter. The US Federal Reserve had already cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point last week in view of the spread of the corona virus. Trump has repeatedly attacked the US Federal Reserve in the past. It breaks the custom of respecting the independence of the central bank.
First message from March 10, 2020:
Washington / New York – Although the Coronavirus * die United States with so far around 600 infected and 26 deaths has not been hit as hard as Italy or China, for example, because of the mysterious lung disease in the United States great uncertainty, which now seems to be turning into distrust of American President Donald Trump *.
Corona virus: There is mistrust of Trump on the New York Stock Exchange
“To be careful, you are not exactly optimistic, that the American government correctly assesses the seriousness of the situationlet alone under control, ”reported ZDFCorrespondent Johannes Hano in the journal of the today New York Stock Exchange. There is extreme uncertainty there, Hano described the mood on Wall Street. “Panic, loss of control, recession – these are words that have been circulating here all day. “
Trump did after the massive slump in the New York Stock Exchange on Monday “Dramatic
Measures ”against the economic consequences of the corona virus have been announced. But economists and many other observers in the United States doubt whether he actually takes the virus as seriously as it should be. This is not surprising given some of the statements made by the President not so long ago. So Trump * said recently that you shouldn’t worry everything is good, reports Hano. It will be as fast as the virus came into the world miraculously disappear again.
Also interesting: Why the corona virus will have no chance in the end *, argues Merkur editor-in-chief Georg Anastasiadis in his current comment Merkur.de*.
Corona virus episodes are a key issue on Wall Street – traders nervous about Trump
“But you don’t believe in miracles here. You look at China, look at Europe and see what happens there Collapse markets, Retail chains interrupted and you get nervous, ”said Hano about the behavior of stock traders on the New York Stock Exchange. The problem is that it is not at all clear where the whole thing will end, Hano continues. “Unlike a singular event like a tsunami.” You knew what had happened, you could take action immediately. You can’t do that here and that’s why you’re extremely nervous.
Trump has meanwhile announced that he will be meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday Measures against the consequences of the epidemic for the US economy to advise wool. The talks will include another possible one Reduction of income tax
r go. Also about Support measures for affected by the corona crisis Companies should be spoken.
Also interesting: COVID-19 and flu in comparison – this is how the two viral diseases differ
Corona virus “hit the world out of the blue,” Trump said
For Wednesday, Trump invited the heads of major US financial institutions to discuss the economic consequences of the corona virus White House a, as reported from banking circles. The Virus outbreak * have the Hit the world out of the blueThe US President said. So far, his government has “handled the epidemic very well,” Trump said again. That is what prevails at Wall Street but apparently a different opinion. And even with one of his most recent Twitter posts, Trump probably doesn’t help to alleviate distrust of his handling of the corona crisis. In his post, Trump emphasizes that the corona virus has had much less of an impact than common flu so far. Life and the economy could go on as normal, the US President wrote on Monday. But yesterday’s stock market slump shows that he’s not right.
So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of Corona Virus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Somewhat worrying is the fact that two US MPswho recently had direct contact with President Donald Trump for the corona virus in quarantine have issued. Republican parliamentarians Doug Collins and Matt Gaetz At the end of February, conservative activists and parliamentarians (CPAC) were in close contact with a participant who was infected with the novel pathogen, the two MPs said on Monday.
Coronavirus: Trump has had contact with quarantine cases – it is unclear whether he has been tested
Had last Friday Collins Trump at the CDC health office in Atlanta, Georgia hit and shook his hand. Gaetz was on Monday with Trump in the Air Force One presidential plane on road. However, whether Trump has now been tested for the virus is unclear. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that he has no information on this. He announced information from the medical officer in the White House.
Incidentally, the coronavirus is not only causing turmoil in the American government. Government leaders in this country are also currently engaged in heated debates in the Bundestag. In addition, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is currently relatively severely restricted by the corona crisis. After being in contact with someone in Brussels who is now suspected of having coronavirus, he initially stays at home in Ingolstadt. Another politician even quarantined for 14 days.
* Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.
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