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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:51 PM

HHS secretary rebukes Trump plan to close southern border: 'Not one of the highest priorities'

Source: Raw Story

Published 16 mins ago on March 1, 2020
By David Edwards

Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar threw cold water on President Donald Trump’s proposal to close the Mexico border as a measure against the coronavirus.

In an interview on CBS News, host Margaret Brennan asked Azar about the president’s statement that he’s “strongly considering” a closure of the southern border.

“That’s not one of the highest priority areas,” Azar admitted. “Mexico only has a couple of cases.”

“What the president is making clear, though, is we’ll always be looking at travel restrictions, border protections,” he continued. “We will take whatever measures are appropriate and necessary to protext the American people.”




Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/hhs-secretary-rebukes-trump-plan-to-close-southern-border-not-one-of-the-highest-priorities/



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What is this "guy" going to do tomorrow.....................after he gets more marching orders from Pence and the golfer....................

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Reply HHS secretary rebukes Trump plan to close southern border: 'Not one of the highest priorities' (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2020 OP
groundloop Mar 2020 #1
keithbvadu2 Mar 2020 #3
Docreed2003 Mar 2020 #2
FormerOstrich Mar 2020 #5
procon Mar 2020 #4

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. FORMER HHS Secretary Alex Azar

How DARE he contradict The Donald?!?!?!?!?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:33 PM

3. Getting close to resigning 'to spend more time with his family'.

Getting close to resigning 'to spend more time with his family'.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:22 PM

2. Any excuse to screw with the people to our south, it's disgusting

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 08:50 PM

5. Yep, exactly that!

How many times has he threatened to "close the border". Over and Over.

Any excuse is exactly right. This excuse is even more lame than the others.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:50 PM

4. Trump hasn't cracked down on passengers arriving

in air and sea ports who come from affected countries. Not even a cursory check for temperatures or sneezing and coughing. If everyone is just freely allowed to go walking out of the facilities, there's no telling how rapidly the virus will spread.

These basic precautions were in place during previous disease outbreaks, but Trump seems blissfully unconcerned about the risks. He's more focused on fluffing up the stock market to enrich himself and his deathly pals than public health.

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