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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:30 PM

Trump is reportedly looking to blame Mexico for new coronavirus spikes in the US

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Trump is reportedly looking to blame Mexico for new coronavirus spikes in the US

Returning to one of his most consistent political ploys, President Donald Trump is reportedly looking to scapegoat Mexico for spikes in US coronavirus cases.

The messaging strategy of blaming Mexico instead of states reopening businesses was discussed at length during a recent White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting, according to the Associated Press.

Two administration officials told the AP that the idea was bandied about at the task force's Thursday meeting in the White House Situation Room, with attempts made to tie Mexico to outbreaks as far north as North Carolina.

Non-essential travel between the two countries is still banned under a joint agreement from March.

The virus has taken a much less severe toll on Mexico, with the country seeing only around 133,000 cases and 16,000 deaths compared to more than 2 million cases and 115,000 deaths stateside.

Scapegoating Mexico is nothing new for Trump.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-is-reportedly-looking-to-blame-mexico-for-new-coronavirus-spikes-in-the-us/ar-BB15pcZe?ocid=msedgdhp
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Reply Trump is reportedly looking to blame Mexico for new coronavirus spikes in the US (Original post)
Amy-Strange Jun 2020 OP
Xipe Totec Jun 2020 #1
Midnightwalk Jun 2020 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #3
brush Jun 2020 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2020 #6
Amy-Strange Jun 2020 #8
Leghorn21 Jun 2020 #4
RussBLib Jun 2020 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2020 #9
ck4829 Sep 18 #10

Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:37 PM

1. Hard to do, considering the border is blocked to Mexicans since May 21

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico

The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”.

This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home.

These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on June 22, 2020. This decision has been coordinated with the Governments of Mexico and Canada.



https://mx.usembassy.gov/travel-restrictions-fact-sheet/

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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:50 PM

2. Let me guess what he'll say next.

We need to add 3 more feet to the wall to block the virus. Good thing Mexico will pay for it again.

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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

3. I also wonder just how accurate the numbers for Mexico are.

For one thing, their testing rate isn't very high.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:55 AM

5. And ours is?

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:38 PM

6. Ours are reasonably accurate.

Not perfect, but a lot of states are doing their best. There is probably some bureau of vital statistics at a federal level which reports all deaths. By looking at excess deaths this year over the numbers last year, you get a somewhat crude but reasonably accurate number of Covid-19 deaths.

In some countries, a lot of deaths are simply not reported at all. The people are just buried. I rather suspect that's true in at least some parts of Mexico, and from what I understand is very true of India.

While we are still not testing enough people, we're doing a semi-reasonable job of it, especially compared to a lot of other countries, like Mexico and India. I look at this every single day, and it's very enlightening. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

Keep in mind that a hundred years on epidemiologists are still arguing over just how many people died of the 1918 flu. The true numbers of this pandemic will never be fully known, and a lot of guesswork will take place.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 04:18 PM

8. Interesting, and...

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thank you for your input and especially the link.
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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:38 AM

4. Our courageous WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE at work!!!

“The messaging strategy of blaming Mexico instead of states reopening businesses was discussed at length during a recent White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting, according to the Associated Press.“

you motherfuckin pigfuckers
where in the FUCK is the PPE this country needs, you lowlife scumbucket bastards

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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:41 PM

7. it's not Mexico's fault

It's your own supporters, Dumpy, who scoff at the idea of social distancing and wearing masks. And it is the fault of governors (red states AND blue states) who opened up too soon.

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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 08:28 PM

9. You don't expect Trump to take responsibility do you?

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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:06 AM

10. K&R

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