President Donald Trump just tweeted that because of the “very strong border policy” his administration has put in place, the number of Coronavirus deaths have been limited to only 40. The president added that the death toll would be much higher if not for those stricter border security and immigration measures he instilled.
While Democrats continue to claim that the Trump administration has fallen behind the virus’ spread and has shown a very slow response to the pandemic, Trump supporters are quick to defend the president, pointing to the fact that he shut down travel from Europe, the region where the overwhelming majority of those infected are coming from.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recently tested positive for the virus, prompting fear that Trump may have been exposed after meeting with and spending significant time the Brazilian president this past weekend.
To this point, and because we have had a very strong border policy, we have had 40 deaths related to CoronaVirus. If we had weak or open borders, that number would be many times higher!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020