President Trump Suspends Entry From EU Schengen Area – Outline of Travel Restrictions…

President Trump previously took executive action under sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, to restrict entry from China, Hong Kong, Iran and South Korea.  Today President Trump is extending entry restrictions to the EU “Schengen Area”.

The EU nations impacted include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

This is a prudent step because these are EU nations, under their collective assembly, who permit unrestricted travel without border enforcement or containment measures.

[The Proclamation ] – On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk). I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” and causes the disease COVID-19) (“SARS-CoV-2” or “the virus”) by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security.

Because the outbreak of the virus was at the time centered in the People’s Republic of China, I suspended and limited the entry of all aliens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States, subject to certain exceptions.

On February 29, 2020, in recognition of the sustained person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the Islamic Republic of Iran, I issued Proclamation 9992 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), suspending and limiting the entry of all aliens who were physically present within the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States, subject to certain exceptions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services, has determined that the virus presents a serious public health threat, and CDC continues to take steps to prevent its spread. But CDC, along with State and local health departments, has limited resources, and the public health system could be overwhelmed if sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus occurred in the United States on a large scale.

Sustained human-to-human transmission has the potential to cause cascading public health, economic, national security, and societal consequences.

The World Health Organization has determined that multiple countries within the Schengen Area are experiencing sustained person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2. For purposes of this proclamation, the Schengen Area comprises 26 European states: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The Schengen Area currently has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases outside of the People’s Republic of China. As of March 11, 2020, the number of cases in the 26 Schengen Area countries is 17,442, with 711 deaths, and shows high continuous growth in infection rates. In total, as of March 9, 2020, the Schengen Area has exported 201 COVID-19 cases to 53 countries. Moreover, the free flow of people between the Schengen Area countries makes the task of managing the spread of the virus difficult.

The United States Government is unable to effectively evaluate and monitor all of the travelers continuing to arrive from the Schengen Area. The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from the Schengen Area threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security.

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. The free flow of commerce between the United States and the Schengen Area countries remains an economic priority for the United States, and I remain committed to facilitating trade between our nations.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, hereby find that the unrestricted entry into the United States of persons described in section 1 of this proclamation would, except as provided for in section 2 of this proclamation, be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and that their entry should be subject to certain restrictions, limitations, and exceptions. I therefore hereby proclaim the following:

Section 1. Suspension and Limitation on Entry. The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 of this proclamation.

Sec. 2. Scope of Suspension and Limitation on Entry.

(a) Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply to:

(i) any lawful permanent resident of the United States;

(ii) any alien who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;

(iii) any alien who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;

(iv) any alien who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;

(v) any alien who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications;

(vi) any alien traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;

(vii) any alien traveling as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmember or any alien otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew;

(viii) any alien

(A) seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to one of the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 (or seeking to enter as a nonimmigrant in one of those NATO categories); or

(B) whose travel falls within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement;

(ix) any alien whose entry would not pose a significant risk of introducing, transmitting, or spreading the virus, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the CDC Director or his designee;

(x) any alien whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee;

(xi) any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees; or

(xii) members of the U.S. Armed Forces and spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

(b) Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to affect any individual’s eligibility for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the regulations issued pursuant to the legislation implementing the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, consistent with the laws and regulations of the United States.

Sec. 3. Implementation and Enforcement. (a) The Secretary of State shall implement this proclamation as it applies to visas pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, may establish. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement this proclamation as it applies to the entry of aliens pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may establish.

(b) Consistent with applicable law, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that any alien subject to this proclamation does not board an aircraft traveling to the United States.

(c) The Secretary of Homeland Security may establish standards and procedures to ensure the application of this proclamation at and between all United States ports of entry.

(d) An alien who circumvents the application of this proclamation through fraud, willful misrepresentation of a material fact, or illegal entry shall be a priority for removal by the Department of Homeland Security.

Sec. 4. Termination. This proclamation shall remain in effect until terminated by the President. The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall recommend that the President continue, modify, or terminate this proclamation as described in section 5 of Proclamation 9984, as amended.

Sec. 5. Effective Date. This proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020. This proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020.

Sec. 6. Severability. It is the policy of the United States to enforce this proclamation to the maximum extent possible to advance the national security, public safety, and foreign policy interests of the United States. Accordingly:

(a) if any provision of this proclamation, or the application of any provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this proclamation and the application of its provisions to any other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby; and

(b) if any provision of this proclamation, or the application of any provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid because of the lack of certain procedural requirements, the relevant executive branch officials shall implement those procedural requirements to conform with existing law and with any applicable court orders.

Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This proclamation shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This proclamation is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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98 Responses to President Trump Suspends Entry From EU Schengen Area – Outline of Travel Restrictions…

  1. freepetta says:

    Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! President Trump you are doing a wonderful job!!

    Liked by 24 people

  2. starfcker says:

    Love this guy. Might be his best moment yet.

    Liked by 14 people

  3. A2 says:

    The Administration is taking a rational step by step operational methods to contain and mitigate the virus. A 30 day travel restriction on EU is one such measure.

    No surprise as other countries are doing the same. Common sense.

    👇👇

    Coronavirus: Hong Kong schools should reopen only if there are no locally transmitted infections for 28 days, medical expert says
    Professor David Hui says universities and secondary schools could reopen first, followed by primary schools and kindergartens after another two weeks
    Education sector says schools are not equipped to reopen because of the ongoing mask shortage

    Excerpts:

    “ Hong Kong has introduced a raft of containment measures, including class suspensions, to combat the Covid-19 disease, which has so far infected 126 people locally and killed three.”

    “ The Education Bureau last month extended the suspension of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools – in force since February 3 – until April 20 at the earliest.
    Chinese University respiratory medicine expert Professor David Hui Shu-cheong on Wednesday said universities and secondary schools could reopen first if no locally transmitted infections were recorded for four weeks, followed by primary schools and kindergartens after another two weeks, since younger children were more prone to close contact with each other.”

    “ Normally it’s best to have two incubation periods, meaning 28 days [without cases]. Then the situation will be under control, and containment measures can be gradually relaxed,” Hui, who sits on a Covid-19 government advisory panel reporting directly to the city’s leader, told a radio programme.”

    “ But he also warned of a “long battle ahead” amid fears of more imported infections, saying there could be a second wave of infections in mainland China after people returned to work, and more global cases than thought because of under-reporting and weaker medical systems in some countries.”

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    • ElGato says:

      Has anyone seen the movie ’28 Days Later’? If you haven’t take a moment to look up. It’s like their following an old movie script.

      By the way, my fellow Treepers, my physician wife and I just booked a trip to Maui with my 85 year old parents for the end of the month. We ain’t buying it.

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      • Clare Baxter says:

        My husband and I had reservations for Barcelona Spain but will have to postpone. I was so looking forward to going too! But, we have to stay healthy, my fear is that this is intentional toward Americans with the Democrats in collusion. Hope that you can go on your trip when all of this passes, Hawaii is gorgeous!

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        • Ordinaryman says:

          We just flew into Paris from the US two days ago and there is less panic or problems in Paris than in the US. All business are open and historical buildings are open but they are limiting the numbers of people to less than 1000 at any time. Social distancing seem to be the rule. Airports have medical personnel screening all flights from Asia.

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  4. Rj says:

    What about shipping vessels from the red zone ?

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Drogers says:

    I’m not sure what it is the D’s will find fault with but …
    You can be damn sure there will be something.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Roger Duroid says:

      Cue the hawaiian judge, but too bad this time, mr. Judge. Safety of us overrides all.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      So far it is basically “President Trump is FINALLY taking SOME of the actions he should have taken weeks, if not months ago. Because of his incompetence and inability to take tough, decisive action, the American public is in far greater peril than it should be in.” They open and close by saying this shouldn’t be political… Anti-American, power-obsessed hacks, the whole bunch of them.

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      • Patrick Healy says:

        Livefreeordieguy,
        Yes, this morning on a Scottish radio station – BBC of course- the wee lassie interviewed some clown called Maurice Kelly from a U.S. radio station. He said that your president was incompetent to the point of being a danger to the American public and that Washington state and your basketball association were far ahead of him in seeing the danger of this Wuhan flu. What he is doing is too little and too late bla bla bla.
        A couple of things which puzzle me though about these new restrictions.
        What is to stop a European getting in via Heathrow or Dublin?
        What about US citizens returning from Britain or Ireland?
        What about contaminated food and other goods?
        But hopefully your authorities will be alert to those issues.
        BTW the media over here are 10 times worse in their biased coverage of your great president than your fakenews .

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        • James Carpenter says:

          And yet..
          Brexit came to pass.
          The truth and facts are in a race against odds stacked as high as the Globalists can make them.
          Can a population without institutional support rise up and make a try for the reins?
          The election and growing support for President Trump is one indication the answer might be , “Yes”.

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        • Sunshine says:

          What is to stop a European getting in via Heathrow or Dublin?

          ANSWER: You’ll need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor.

          https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/entry-requirements

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  6. RedBallExpress says:

    The big alpha wolf protecting his pack.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Dee Paul Deje says:

    When the Dems cry about travel bans just tell them POTUS just wants to see if banning airplanes will stop climate change.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. IGiveUp says:

    “This is a prudent step because these are EU nations, under their collective assembly, who permit unrestricted travel without border enforcement or containment measures.”

    I read the other day that the border between Austria and Italy has been closed. Of course there’s absolutely no way of knowing the true facts.

    I wonder if/when US states will begin to close the borders with other states.

    Certainly have never seen anything like this in my lifetime and can’t think of a historical example either.

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    • booger71 says:

      “I wonder if/when US states will begin to close the borders with other states.”

      Unconstitutional.

      Liked by 1 person

      • IGiveUp says:

        Well I assume it’s a violation of the Schengen agreement to close the borders too. If it’s a legit emerg. medical situation, anything goes.

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        • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

          No, borders are being closed as I type.
          Austria is only permitting transit now from Italy. No gas stops either.
          Romania has redlisted quite a few countries.
          Merkel, that complacent bitch just said 80% of Germans will contract the virus and shrugged. Communist scum.
          I am in Germany now. No pasta, rice, oil or toilet paper in the discounters. No antiseptics of any kind. No face masks, unless you order a P3 online with seperate filters. Medicines are running seriously low.
          Fortunately I read between the lines a month ago and stocked all I could, including a decent water filter, big propane bottles, fuel pump to put heating oil in my diesel if needed…my pool has water for a year. Gas for the generator for the fridges. Candles. Garbage bags if collections stop. Planting quick crops now, salads, spinach, radishes.
          No panic, just logic. All would have been bought anyway except the water filter.

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          • James Carpenter says:

            You made a conscious decision to be responsible for your own well-being. Which means you are one less person who will have to fight over scarce resources if it comes to that.
            It also means you might be in a position to help someone else, when nobody else can or will.
            And how much did all of this “Boy Scout”, “Be Prepared” cost? Relatively little… and can be used in the long run, regardless. A little effort, a lot of security.

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    • A2 says:

      Here is some data on EU travel related restrictions it’s from yesterday. Hard to find updates as the wankerati press is consumed with the US Temporary ban on travel from the EU.

      “ Coronavirus: EU states enact tough measures to stem spread”

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/coronavirus-several-eu-states-ban-mass-events-after-italian-lockdown

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    • john says:

      It is easy to kbow the true facts. Yes nations in europe are closing the border.

      As they should.

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      • IGiveUp says:

        “It is easy to kbow the true facts.”

        It must be lucky for you to live in a place that has a free press. In the US we have a state-run media now. Just curious where you are though because offhand I can’t think of any country on this planet with a free press.

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  9. positron1352 says:

    Can’t get over how decisive, proactive and darn courageous this President is!!!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Drogers says:

      This may sound a little hokey but …
      He was born to this calling.

      I’ve never witnessed a man so perfectly suited to a job; and I was in my thirties during President Reagan administration but still …

      Liked by 12 people

    • The Boss says:

      Sure do. It fell between the Global Cooling and the Global Warming hoaxes.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Bowman says:

        One of my daughters managed a software writing company at the time. She is adamant that there was little trouble ONLY because the problems were sorted out in the work done immediately before 2,000. If you put a fence around your garden before the cows get there the cows don,t eat your cabbages. Then some fool says you didn,t need a fence because no cabbages got eaten.

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      • sharon goodson says:

        I worked on DoD programs certifying Y2K. There was a problem. The Navy Program for Disabled Vets payments were certified incorrectly causing payments to be halted for 2 weeks when it was discovered. The problem was real – the MSM hysteria was not. The primary problem was the HR payroll calculations.

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  10. AirSupport says:

    Love President Trump taking away Democrats talking points!
    Exposes Media partisanship!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. The Boss says:

    President Trump did the right thing again. Why?
    Because the globalist hissy fit will continue in the markets.
    What will they do when people stop selling and a recession never occurs?
    They’ll need to do something to distract the masses from the Dementiacrat candidate.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. The Devilbat says:

    Update: The Department of Homeland Security is now clarifying that the ban is not on flights as President Trump announced, but rather it will be applied for 30 days starting on Friday at midnight to foreign nationals who have been in Schengen area European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

    US permanent residents, citizens, and immediate family members of U.S. citizens are exempt, though they may face screening and testing.

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  13. Todd says:

    They can not defeat Trump. All they are doing is hurting themselves.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. jambo says:

    Unfortunately the US virus curve mirrors Italy, France, Spain etc albeit 10 days behind. I’d like to see that pattern broken very soon else Italian-style lockdown can be expected in less than two weeks.
    Nothing ‘prepper’ about getting a couple of weeks worth of groceries and medicines in just in case.
    If you don’t know where your healthcare card is, find it.
    Also advise anybody with flu like symptoms to get a test.

    This can get very serious very quickly.

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  15. Drogers says:

    The world will be in no mood to hear China’s excuses or whatever lies they come up with to mitigate their involvement in all of this.

    When PDJT decides to negotiate the remaining trade issues w/ China, you can bet this fiasco will be in his hip pocket just waiting to be used.

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    • Remington says:

      I’d change …Will be in no…..to …is not in….My wife and her sisters were given a wide birth when in stores. They are Vietnemese, but to folks they look Chinese, so its guilt by association.

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      • Patrick Healy says:

        Thanks Remington
        Your spellchecker has to go – a wide ‘Birth’ – big family you have there!

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      • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

        You are married to her and cannot spell Vietnamese correctly? My mind boggles…misprint in the catalog?

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      • TonyE says:

        My wife is not Chinese.

        She was at a local Middle Eastern supermarket two weeks ago, and oddly there was only one more Asian in the store… a Chinese woman… this was during the “Mask Phase” of the Chinese Wuhan Virus PANIC.

        My wife was mortified… she noted the Chinese woman was wearing a mask.

        Now, we seldom go to the Chinese markets. instead we go to the Japanese supermarkets where no one ever wore a mask, the Korean places got overrun though. Sad, great veggies.

        Now, of course, the masks are passe. The local first generation Chinese are wrapping themselves in Costco Toilet Paper, head to toe. They believe that three ply toilet paper stops the virus from infecting them.

        Silly people. So predictable.

        BTW- My brother in law and I are having a Toilet Paper Arms Race. So far, I’m up, to 180 roils. But he said he was going shopping this morning, hmmm. I think we’ll have to have a treaty to halt our TP stockpiles when we reach 200. We got enough 3 ply to wipe ourselves for a looooong time. Maybe I’ll TP the house if it does indeed stop the virus?

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  16. Paul Gallant says:

    I’m assuming a Canadian Citizen who has traveled to Europe recently will not be allowed entry into the US in the next 30 days?

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  17. Brant says:

    I am not the least bit concerned until I hear the virus went thru the LA/SF tent cities and homeless encampments in other big cities like a California wildfire. Those areas are as close to the Petri dish of Whitechapel (jack the ripper area) as you can get in modern America.

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  18. Jeff says:

    I love my President. It is going to be an interesting meeting tomorrow morning at work, in the overnight express delivery industry. Please secure all safety restraints, and keep hands and arms inside the ride at all times.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. JohnCasper says:

    Among those who want to visit the lands of their ancestors, at least Elizabeth Warren won’t be affected as all her ancestors are Native Americans.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. JasonMK says:

    ICYDK, Drudge Report has been a heavily compromised operation since 2018.

    Don’t let them fool you. All of their links point now to AP, NBC, Daily Mail or Guardian. They are in deep with the deep state. They were infiltrated during the Mueller investigation of Trump.

    Ignore that outlet.

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  21. Mike in a Truck says:

    Fortress America! Forever!

    Liked by 2 people

    • JohnCasper says:

      God gave all men all earth to love
      But since our hearts are small
      Ordained for each one spot should prove
      Beloved over all
      – Rudyard Kipling

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    • Dekester says:

      Agreed Mike,

      Parts of Canada too..we live in Southern B.C. a few miles from the U.S. border.

      We are able to sustain ourselves nicely. Sure some produce will be a bit more expensive, and fruit too.

      However our indoor horticulture ( and not just pot) is expansive, dairy, meat and fish are all available locally. We even produce our own toilet paper.

      IMO this event although possibly damaging to your terrific President. Has only proven that he was correct in his insistence on bringing back manufacturing to the U.S.A. and curtailing the idiotic reliance on the Chicoms.

      PDJT will master this, and the U.S.A will come out stronger..

      The Stock market is another story, we are small players and have taken significant paper losses..oh well. It’s only paper.

      I believe there was an old rule that went something like take 100 minus your age say 60, so 40% of your assets may be in stocks.

      Not a bad guideline really.

      God bless PDJT

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  22. MostlyRight says:

    Our family is/was expecting a French exchange student to stay with our 17 year old daughter and vice versa in the coming months. Our 20 year old son heard today his school, Pepperdine University, is shutting down campus for the rest of the year and finishing via online classes. His summer studying in London is likely off, with little time to find housing arrangements and a job if it falls through. My wife is in management at our local hospital and I can’t tell you how crazy people are being. And of course the old 401k is dropping like a stone. An abundance of caution is great, but this is having serious disruptive effects.

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    • harrietht3 says:

      It’s temporary.
      It’s not the end of the world.
      Get a grip.
      Ride it out and pray God grant you a thankful heart. Praise Him for His mighty works in the midst of earthly turmoil. Trust Him to provide.
      He who controls the rising and setting of the sun, who calms the raging seas, is at work here to make His glory known in the midst of our current uncertainties.

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  23. OhNoYouDont says:

    NBA suspends all games throughout the league until further notice …

    —–

    Rudy Gobert (French national from a EU Schengen area country) reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, leading to the postponement of Jazz-Thunder in Oklahoma City and the NBA suspending its season.

    Jazz release:

    “This morning a player on the Utah Jazz tested negative for influenza, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. The individual’s symptoms diminished over the course of today, however, in a precautionary measure, and in consultation and cooperation with NBA medical staff and Oklahoma health officials, the decision was made to test for COVID-19.”

    “A preliminary positive result came back right before tip-off of the Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City game. Subsequently, the decision was correctly made by the NBA to postpone the game. When it was determined that the individual would be tested, we immediately informed the league office. The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation are paramount in our discussions.”

    “We are working closely with the CDC, Oklahoma and Utah state officials and the NBA to determine how to best move forward as we gather more information. The individual is currently in the care of health officials in Oklahoma City. In coordination with the NBA and state officials, we will provide updates at the appropriate time.”

    https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/03/11/jazz-explain-coronavirus-testing-of-player-rudy-gobert/

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  24. roddrepub says:

    I’m actually good with this plan. If it’s as big of a threat as they say we can let them sort it out, while we sort out our people here.

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  25. john says:

    And here they said “you can not block a virus”.. while travellers from italy infected everyone..

    If they had blocked it three weeks ago, we had been spared. But no… open borders is a religion.. Irrational brain deads here in europe. This will hit us hard. And actually, hopefully hit the liberals harder. I know you should bot wish illness to others, but this LGTBQZ retatded open border id*** ahould go away. They are a disease by themself..

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  26. spoogels says:

    AUSTRALIA-
    Tom Hanks and His Wife Rita Wilson Announce They Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

    Australia has big problems now
    They MUST close the borders

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-announce-they-have-tested-positive-for-the-coronavirus/

    and

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8102785/Tom-Hanks-wife-Rita-Wilson-test-positive-coronavirus.html

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  27. Terry says:

    So tired of people criticizing Trump. He is responding appropriately and in a measured way. For people who hate him, it doesn’t matter what he does. For people who are reasonable, what more is he supposed to do? He was called racist for shutting down flights from China. He got insurance to agree to drop copays. He’s trying to speed vaccine and antiviral development. He’s now stopping flights from EU. He formed a task force. Gives near daily briefings. And tonight was entirely Presidential. What in the hell is he supposed to do now? Put on a lab coat and actually make a vaccine? And now that we see what happens when we make ourselves globally dependent, it is turning out that his America First policy is actually the direction we need to go. Trump is right more than he’s wrong. People might not like his style, but at least he is a pretty straight shooter. He’s more honest than most politicians I’ve seen.

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  28. spoogels says:

    A shocking report re Corona virus from Italy
    Read it all:

    @jasonvanschoor
    ·
    Mar 10
    From a well respected friend and intensivist/A&E consultant who is currently in northern Italy:
    1/ ‘I feel the pressure to give you a quick personal update about what is happening in Italy, and also give some quick direct advice about what you should do.

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  29. spoogels says:

    If we want to understand how powerful an opponent SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is, let’s take a look what has been required to stop it in China. The Chinese government has essentially used a social nuclear weapon in its efforts. Let’s talk about this, to understand what US is facing. 1/

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1237020518781460480.html

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  30. William the Comptroller says:

    What about Mexico? They are still importing Chinese Fentanyl shipped into Ensenada and brought into the US by the major cartel centered in Tijuana!

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  31. William the Comptroller says:

    At least there will be fewer Eurotrash tourists with their badmouthing of the United States while they sip their espressos wearing Fly Erimates soccer shirts, scarves, tight pants, and white-framed sunglasses while loudly saying how much better they are than us for allowing immigrants back in their countries sexually enslave their young girls like Barbary pirates.

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  32. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    Still no questions. Nothing to see. Open to all, and all are equal. Bull. WHY?
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/31/chinese-police-officers-go-patrol-venice-first-time/
    One sick infested Winnie The Xi Silk Road

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  33. Larry says:

    Switzerland is a member of the Schengen Area, but not of the EU.

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  34. TradeBait says:

    Promises made, promises kept. Again, again, and again.

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  35. Dr-P says:

    note this pointedly does NOT include United Kingdom
    – another spinoff for our heritage
    – and of Brexit

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