On Thursday,rejected complaints by European Union leaders that they were not counseled before he announced travel limitations from Europe due to novel coronavirus – contending that the E.U. doesn’t caution the U.S. at the point when it raises tariffs.
Trump spoke in the Oval Office, adjacent to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, that “We coexist well with the European leaders; however, we needed to settle on a decision, and I didn’t wish to spend more time, it takes longer time to call individually.” He added that he had addressed some E.U. leaders before the declaration. “Yet, we needed to hurry, I mean when they raise tariffs on us, they don’t counsel us, and I feel that is presumably very much the same,” he included.
Late Wednesday, Trump reported that travel from Europe would be restricted for 30 days – although Ireland and the U.K. are excluded. The Department of Homeland Security proceeded to explain that it affects most foreign nationals who were in Europe’s “Schengen Area” within 14 days before flying to the U.S.
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The places in question consist of 26 nations, including Italy, Greece, France, German, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and Norway. The Trump administration had slammed a travel ban on foreign nationals who had visited China and Iran a month ago. However, E.U. leaders were enraged, saying that the worldwide pandemic requires “cooperation rather than to one-sided activity.”
E.U. Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated in an announcement that the E.U. objects to the way that the U.S. decided to impose travel bans, which were taken singularly and without discussion,” and “the European Union is taking strong measures to constrain the spread of the virus.”
Already, over 17,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Europe, with the virus spreading in 27 E.U. nations.
Donald Trump stated that “The U.K. essentially has solid borders and they’re doing an awesome job, they don’t have spread of the virus, and ideally they’ll keep it that way,” The Fox News revealed.
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