A new book from Washington Post reporters states that Trump asked if a detention camp could be used to house infected people.
According to a new book, former President Donald Trump has considered sending American citizens infected by the coronavirus pandemic to Guantanamo Bay
“Don’t we have an island that we have?” Trump asked the staff in the Situation Room in February 2020, the Washington Post said. “And Guantanamo?”
Guantanamo Bay is a detention camp in Cuba that the U.S. uses to house those accused of serious crimes, including enemy fighters of foreign wars and those who are supposed to give in to the 9/11 attacks.
“We import goods,” the book argues Trump, who later COVID-19 contract, he told his staff. “We’re not going to import a virus.”
Comments were made before coronavirus the houses exploded in the United States. The Trump administration has faced sustained criticism for its treatment of the pandemic, which has killed more than 601,000 people, according to the Johns Hopkins University account.
Most of these deaths, about 400,000, have been under the Trump administration.
Trump’s aides were shocked by the question on Guantanamo Bay and closed the idea the second time it was resurrected, the Post reported.
The book, entitled Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History, was written by Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.
The content of the book came from interviews with former Trump advisers and health officials, recounting numerous conversations that describe the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic.
“Try to kill me!” The book claims that Trump told Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar on March 18. “I’m going to lose the elections because of the tests!” What idiot had the federal government to try? “
Five days earlier, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is in charge of the U.S. testing strategy, the book says.
Azar replied, “Uh, you mean Jared?”
Trump also wanted to shoot Robert Kadlec, the head of emergency preparedness for the Department of Health and Human Services, and a senior State Department official, for his role in enabling 14 U.S. citizens infected with coronavirus aboard a ship from cruise to return to the United States.
Trump has failed to do so, as he did with other officials, the book says.
According to Abutaleb and Paletta, tensions between Trump and bureaucrats have caused other problems.
Instead of shooting Dr. Anthony Fauci, then director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Trump’s team ignored the recommendations of his health officials and others, favoring those of economic experts and Kushner, says the book.
Faucus and Trump had disappeared on Trump’s recommendation hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, and other medically dubious remarks regarding the coronavirus.
In general, the work environment has become acidic while the pandemic is raging. Abutaleb and Paletta described it as “a toxic environment in which no matter where you turn, someone was ready to scratch your head or threaten to fire you.”