President Trump Closes Border With Canada For ‘Non-Essential’ Traffic
President Trump said the U.S. and Canada had agreed to close their border to non-essential travel as the two countries seek to blunt the spread of the coronavirus.
“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!”
We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. would temporarily close its northern border with Canada over coronavirus fears.
Trump tweeted that the move, approved by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, would be temporary and only impact “non-essential traffic.”
“Trade will not be affected,” he clarified.
The move comes after two Canadian provinces declared states of emergency over a growing number of coronavirus cases. Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus just days prior. Trudeau announced Sunday that Canada would close its borders to all non-residents, with the exception of the U.S. More
A reporter just did a long drawn out, filled with talking points question, about how it’s racist to call it the Chinese virus and why do you do that? President Trump simply said because it comes from China. LMAO.