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Jun 21 - Trump Considered Sending Covid-Infected American Tourists To Guantanamo Bay
 

 

Former President Donald Trump early on in the Covid-19 pandemic floated the idea of sending infected American tourists to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, according to an excerpt of an upcoming book which adds new detail to the behind-the-scenes chaos of the Trump administration’s controversial pandemic response.

KEY FACTS

“Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” a book from two Washington Post journalists, details a February 2020 meeting in which Trump shocked aides with the suggestion, an excerpt published in the newspaper Monday reveals.

As White House officials debated how to handle Americans infected with the virus abroad, Trump reportedly asked staff members a*sembled in the Situation Room whether Americans could be quarantined on the Caribbean base where the U.S. also holds terrorism suspects in the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison.

“Don’t we have an island we own?” the president reportedly asked, eager to keep the U.S.’s numbers low, continuing: “What about Guantanamo?”

The excerpt says aides were stunned, but Trump still brought up the idea a second time before it was quashed by staff members citing the poor optics of housing Americans near the prison.

The book—which is based on interviews with roughly 180 people, including senior White House staffers and government health leaders—is set to be published June 29.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment.

CRUCIAL QUOTE

“We import goods,” Trump reportedly said. “We are not going to import a virus.”

TANGENT

In addition to the exchange about Guantanamo, the Washington Post-published excerpt of the book recounts some of Trump’s complaints about testing. “Testing is k*lling me!” he reportedly exclaimed in a March phone call to then-Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, complaining: “I’m going to lose the election because of testing.”

KEY BACKGROUND

The Trump administration has been widely criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, which included downplaying the virus’s severity and challenging public safety measures like mask wearing and social distancing. In a detailed report released after the election, Trump’s chief pollster concluded it was his handling of the pandemic that was the biggest contributor to his loss to Joe Biden.
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 1 month ago '05        #2
Fauby  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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"don't we have an island we own"


.....umm you do not own Cuba...
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 1 month ago '04        #3
d.c. supreme  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 1 month ago '20        #4
Mysticman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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All I needed to read was that it was from two journalists Ya'll really believe he was gonna do this sh*t? Trump has done some stupid things but come on
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 1 month ago '17        #5
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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 Mysticman said
All I needed to read was that it was from two journalists Ya'll really believe he was gonna do this sh*t? Trump has done some stupid things but come on
You mean mister use UV Ray's and disinfectant internally to k*ll a virus?

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 1 month ago '21        #6
MrDoubtfire  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Fake News. Just like everything else is this loser op posts
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 1 month ago '20        #7
MeNoSenYouNoCom  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Mysticman said
All I needed to read was that it was from two journalists Ya'll really believe he was gonna do this sh*t? Trump has done some stupid things but come on

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 1 month ago '19        #8
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Trump presidency will forever be remembered as the only president that was ever taken to ask over everything

Really hoped we would keep that same energy towards our leaders, but oh well.

Was nice living in a word where news and journalists were actually trying to do serious work for a change...
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 1 month ago '20        #9
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 MeNoSenYouNoCom said

He obviously meant medical disinfectant Also he said we're looking into it not go buy bleach and drink it


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 1 month ago '12        #10
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 Mysticman said
All I needed to read was that it was from two journalists Ya'll really believe he was gonna do this sh*t? Trump has done some stupid things but come on
Ya boy tried to nuke a tropical storm

Hold this slap
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 1 month ago '20        #11
MeNoSenYouNoCom  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Mysticman said
He obviously meant medical disinfectant Also he said we're looking into it not go buy bleach and drink it

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 1 month ago '07        #12
Ham Rove  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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So funny how trumps own people were like yeah obviously don't listen to the president he's a fu*king lunatic

Alex Jones sure is quiet, if this were obama or Biden talking about sending Americans to gitmo they'd be very upset
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