Trump temporarily halts travel from Europe to the US: “The virus will not have a chance against us"

However, the president's travel ban does not apply to the United Kingdom

By Sarah K Burris
March 12, 2020 2:08AM (UTC)
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a meeting with Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Oval Office of the White House January 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Mitsotakis is expected to discuss various issues with President Trump, including Greece’s relations with Turkey. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


President Donald Trump began his address to the nation by saying that the "foreign virus" is being handled by the "best" people.

"This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history," he said. 

He announced that the country was saved by blocking Chinese travel into the United States. The only reason the virus spread more in the United States, he said, is because European travels. 


However, Trump said that it would not apply to the United Kingdom, but didn't explain why. 

Trump said that he would prevent "surprise billing" from insurance and that his people are helping create the anti-viral medication needed to save lives. 

"The risk is very very low," he said, promising people that were young would be fine. 


He said that he would consider action to help fund people who can't work due to the virus. 

"The virus will not have a chance against us," he promised.

"We're having to fix a problem that four weeks ago nobody ever thought would be a problem," he also said. The first case was reported in the United States seven weeks ago. 

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