Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been at the center of the Trump Administration’s coronavirus task force, offered praise for President Trump’s decision to ban travel from China and close our Northern border.
Dr. Fauci responds to question about differences between U.S. and Italy, says @realDonaldTrump stopping travel very early from China "has gone a long way" in fight against coronavirus— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 20, 2020
"Unfortunately, Italy did not do that. They had an open border."
President Trump’s decision to halt travel to and from China received a wave of criticism from the Left, claiming that such a ban is “xenophobic” and “racist,” despite the fact that the virus came from China originally:
Reminder: While @realDonaldTrump was restricting travel from China back in January, Joe Biden was smearing him for being “xenophobic.”— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 15, 2020
Now experts like Dr. Fauci are praising that travel ban as “a very smart move.” #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/fn0GsHMZCM
Despite the outrage, the American people appear to support President Trump’s action. Multiple polls this week show the president’s approval, with respect to his handling of the pandemic, climbing:
Big jump for ?@realDonaldTrump? in new ?@ABC? #poll— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) March 20, 2020
“55% of Americans approve of the president's management of the crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove.”
Last week #s were reversed: 43% approve; 55% disapprove
Approval among Dems doubled https://t.co/XigYILvbUe
President Donald Trump's coronavirus approval rating is much better than it was two weeks ago, when 56% disapproved of how he was handling it.— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) March 19, 2020
Approve - 45%
Disapprove - 46%
(via @TheEconomist/@YouGovUS Poll) https://t.co/8ilvKurDSZ #TrumpJobApproval #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/EoFQxZu0L7