This is starting to border on the absurd. Trump, who was initially dismissive of the coronavirus threat - until he worked out how to blame it on Obama - has now suspended travel between Europe and the United States.
President Trump said he would be suspending all travel from Europe for the next 30 days starting Friday. The restrictions will not apply to Britain.
Speaking from the Oval Office, Mr. Trump called the coronavirus a “horrible infection” and said he was addressing the nation to talk about the “unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak.”
Mr. Trump also said health insurance companies had agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments and extend insurance coverage to cover coronavirus treatments.That sound you hear is a bouncing ball, rattling inside this president's cranium.
The rare evening address by Mr. Trump was his most public acknowledgment of the severity of the coronavirus crisis after repeatedly playing down its seriousness even as his own public health officials contradicted him.
In other comedic news, Sean Hannity of Fox News has also been labeling Covid 19 a hoax. It so happens that the average age of Sean's audience is 65 which puts them right in the crosshairs of the group most at risk from the contagion.
This is apparently how Italians now queue: