Trump May Quarantine U.S. Regions, Restrict Travel
President Trump floated the idea of restricting domestic travel if the coronavirus containment situation “gets too hot.”
“We haven’t discussed that yet,” Trump said when asked about the option at a bilateral meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. “Is it a possibility? Yes. If somebody gets a little bit out of control, if an area gets too hot.”
“You see what they’re doing in New Rochelle, which is good frankly,” Trump continued, referring to the city just north of Manhattan where there is a growing cluster of coronavirus cases. “It’s the right thing, but it’s not enforced, it’s not very strong. But people know they’re being watched. New Rochelle, that’s a hot spot.”
Trump’s shift in coronavirus urgency, alongside his rhetoric supporting the New Rochelle National Guard deployment event, signals that mass quarantines in the United States are a very real possibility. Make sure you have your pandemic supplies and SHTF plan in order. Because at some point, you may be fully under the government’s control.
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Ultimately, restricting people’s travels on a domestic level would serve as an unsettling allowance of government overreach. By no means are we suggesting that we don’t want to slow down an illness, but it’s imperative that we maintain our freedom and independence throughout this journey.
Trump already restricted travel from Europe for the next 30-days. But a domestic travel restriction would be a severe escalation of events, further decimating our economy.
“We get along very well with European leaders, but we had to make a decision and I didn’t want to take time,” Trump said. “It takes a long time to make the individual calls, but we are calling and we have spoken to some them prior to, but we had to move quickly. I mean, when they raise taxes on us they don’t consult us, and I think that’s probably one and the same.”
Trump is also canceling rallies in Nevada and Florida. The President’s rallies were considered highly influential to his 2016 Presidential upset win over Hillary Clinton.
“We need a little separation until such a time goes away,” he said, adding the “human impact” is more important than the “financial.”
Let’s hope he truly feels such a way, because the financial impact for many Americans might be very gloomy in the coming months, maybe years.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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