Class Warfare Blog

July 9, 2020

Trump Wanted Closed Borders . . . And Now He has Them

By mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic President Trump has gotten an unintended benefit: closed borders. Of course, the borders are being closed by the other countries involved and not Mr. Trump’s administration, but a promise is a promise. Mexico has closed its border with the U.S. . . . to prevent the spread of the disease that is raging in the U.S. but not so much in Mexico. Canada has closed its border with the U.S. . . . to prevent the spread of the disease that is raging in the U.S. but not so much in Canada. The EU has closed its “borders” with the U.S. . . . to prevent the spread of the disease that is raging in the U.S. but not so much in the EU.

Mission Accomplished, President Trump, Mission Accomplished . . . say it now. . . .

From today’s The Guardian:
“Canadians have spent the past three months in isolation, away from businesses, friends, families and schools,” said Lori Turnbull, a professor of political science at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. “They’ve done all this to make sure that they survive the public health crisis. They don’t want the border to open and have Americans bring it up here. The contrasting pandemic experiences of the two countries aren’t just a result of luck or geography: experts point to widespread access to healthcare in Canada, as well as high levels of trust in government and public health officials.”

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Nan's Notebook and commented:
    Steve nails it!

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    Comment by Nan — July 9, 2020 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  2. Hmmm…I wonder….Is America great again yet? Why ta go, Donny boy! Way ta go!

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    Comment by inspiredbythedivine1 — July 9, 2020 @ 11:29 am | Reply

    • To make it “great again” don’t you have to wait for the previous “great” to expire or just kill it off. Oh, wait … I am starting to understand. Trump runs the country into banana republic status and then “saves” it by making it great … again. I get it now.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2020 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  3. Trump wanted to close America’s borders, but the world beat him to it. Maybe this is why he kept saying covid-19 is a hoax, so that people would die in numbers large enough to scare the pants off everyone else. It was probably Trump who had the virus released, in China. I have been saying for 3.5 years everything Trump accuses someone else of is what he is secretly doing himself. By calling it the China Flu, or the Wuhan Flu, or even the Kung Flu, he is admitting it is an American flu, and thus should be renamed the TRUMP FLU!
    ‘Nuff said.

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    Comment by rawgod — July 9, 2020 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

    • The flu’s are usually branded by whichever country is upstream. (They tend to move west to east.) Guess where the Spanish Flu got started. (Hint: from where Trump wants to make great again, like in 1918.)

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2020 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

      • I put a video of the Spanish flu on my blog early on in this pandemic. I wanted people to see how terrible it could be. I cannot remember exactly, but I think the very first known cases were brothers who lived on a pig farm near St. Louis (I think). And once the American authorities realized it, they kept it a secret because they were ar war. They sent contaminated people to the the trenches in Europe, a perfect breeding ground. Spain, being neutral, was the first nation to admit it.
        At least this time China told us a pandemic was coming, which should have alerted everyone, but only a few took it seriously. Look at us now.

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        Comment by rawgod — July 9, 2020 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

        • … but only a few took it seriously. — And indeed … look at us now!

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          Comment by Nan — July 9, 2020 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

          • And things are going to get worse before they get better.

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            Comment by rawgod — July 9, 2020 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

            • Yeah, my partner claimed many years ago as the GOP was rising into power again, that the best we could hope for is that they over play the hands they are dealt … and low and behold, my lover is a prophet!

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — July 10, 2020 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

        • I didn’t know about the sending of infected soldiers to the battlefield, but it does sound like something we would do and had done (the Indian Wars for example).

          Jeez Louise!

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — July 10, 2020 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

          • Hey, Frank,
            I don’t think the motivation was the same for the two events, though the results were the same. At first the army didn’t realize how contagious and deadly the flu was, and by the time they did, according to the video, they were running out of troops so they just kept sending as many troops as they could.
            The kaiser’s forces were contaminated by that point, and they too kept the epidemic secret so they would continue to get new recruits. Soldiers on leave and probably war reporters brought the flu to Spain, and they announced it to the world. I don’t know that the American govrnment ever admitted they were responsible for the spread, but I can’t imagine they would. The medical inspectors, though, somehow traced it right to the two brothers who enlisted together before they even knew they had it.
            The rest of the story we all know.

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            Comment by rawgod — July 10, 2020 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

            • Ah, the tale unfolds. Pandemics and wars are not good mixes.

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — July 13, 2020 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  4. Picking up my two daughters from elementary school years ago, my youngest began talking about being “banded” from using the blackboard. “Banded” – it took a while to figure out but it is running joke in our house now.

    I guess we in the US have been “banded” from entering any other country.

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    Comment by James Cross — July 9, 2020 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

    • Remember when being banned in Boston could help a book’s sales? I wonder if these bans will help Trump’s brand … or are we all branded/tarred with the same brush?

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2020 @ 2:03 pm | Reply

  5. Isn’t it ironic, sang Alanis Morrisette. We should add that Europe is not allowing flights from America, as well. The president’s spokesperson said the US is the envy of the world in how we are handling COVID-19. That statement is not even close to being correct. The world is aghast at how poorly we have handled the pandemic. With fewer than 5% of the global population, we have over 25% of the cases and 24% of the deaths. Help me understand how that is enviable? This is just par for the course of misinformation on COVID-19 by the White House dating back to January. A pandemic expert said mission one is to tell people the truth. As we know, the president is not known for being very truthful. Keith

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    Comment by Keith — July 9, 2020 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  6. For decades now, the far right, with the active cooperation of the GOP, has worked to undermine faith in public schools, teachers, universities, the mainstream media and science in general with unfounded and disproven claims that all of them are “biased” somehow. And now we’re reaping what we’ve sown.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — July 9, 2020 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, and after sowing weeds for decades they shrug and say “Who could have known?” when the consequences of their actions are made evident. They’ll say the same thing about climate change, etc.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2020 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

  7. It is such sweet (and sour) vengeance of Told You So pleasure and hilariously ironic that Americans are now being BANNED from entering many other nations (for good reason!) like tRumpfy had banned other ethnic groups from entering here!

    The rest of the world softly discussing, whispering how to keep Americans out of their country, here’s that discussion between Mexico and China:

    Mexican U.N. Ambassador:Let’s build a 10,000-mile wall!

    Chinese U.N. Ambassador:Umm, that doesn’t work, EVER. Believe us.

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    Comment by Professor Taboo — July 9, 2020 @ 5:17 pm | Reply


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