Trump does not flinch from EU anger over coronavirus travel ban: ‘If you ask more taxes on us, you to us’

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President Trump on Thursday dismissed complaints from heads of government of the European Union, that they were not consulted before he argues travel has announced restrictions in Europe due to coronavirus — that the E. U. is not a warning of the United States, when it increased the tariffs.

“We get on well with the European top, but we had to make a decision, and I didn’t want to take the time, and it takes a long time to the individual calls,” he said in the Oval Office alongside the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, before adding that he had spoken to a few EU politicians before the announcement.


“But we had to move fast, I mean, if you want more taxes on us, do not talk to us, and I think this is probably one and the same,” he added.

Trump announced late on Wednesday that travel from Europe restricted would, for a period of 30 days, although the UK and Ireland are not included. The Department of Homeland Security went on to clarify that it relates to the majority of foreign nationals were in Europe, the passport-free “Schengen area” within 14 days prior to arrival in the United States

The processing area consists of 26 countries, including France, Italy, German, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden. The trump management had slapped a travel ban for foreign nationals who had visited China and Iran in the past month.

But the EU leaders were angry, saying that the global pandemic requires “cooperation and not as a unilateral action.”

“The European Union deplores the fact that the US impose a decision, a travel ban was taken unilaterally and without consultation” EU Council President Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, and Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement. “The European Union is a decisive action to stop the spread of the virus.”



Europe has struggled to get to grips with the crisis which virtually shut down in countries such as Italy and Denmark. Already, more than 17,000 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Europe with the virus in all 27 EU countries. Trump the exclusion of the United Kingdom is a Kingdom founded, said the U.S. allies was a “very good job” of tackling the crisis.

“The UK has, in fact, the border got, strong boundaries, and they do a very good job, you don’t have a lot of infection and hopefully they will keep it that way,” he said. UK-the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a close ally of Trump, in turn, has supported Johnson ‘ s push to take Britain out of the European Union.

Trump also said he hopes that the ban is something that can be ended pretty soon, and said the administration had taken quick action on the ban, similar to that with China.


“We went in very early Europe and I think this is also very good and will get it back very quickly,” he said. He went on to call the virus is a “fast spreader” and that, while it is a global crisis, “you need the separation in some cases.”

Varadkar told reporters that his country was to prevent the shutting down schools and limiting large gatherings as part of the effort that the virus prior to dissemination in the country.

There were signs that some European countries following Trump were to lead it. Czech Republic’s Prime Minister, Andrej Babis, said people from 13-risk countries, do not belong to E. U. countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Austria and Germany, as well as the UK, to enter the country.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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