US President Donald Trump justified his ban on EU travellers over coronavirus concerns saying that «We're in great shape» and «we want to keep it that way,» while speaking to the media in the White House alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday.
Asked whether he is worried that many European leaders are upset over the travel ban, Trump said that «we had to move quickly,» adding... Еще that «when they raise taxes on us, they don't consult us.»
«It's going away. We want it to go away with very, very few deaths. People have you know, we call it cases. How many cases do you have? Well, relative to other countries, we have very few cases, relative to certain of the, of the major countries that really have a bigger problem than us», continued Trump.
«The big concern in Europe and Ireland at the moment as you know is COVID-19 and we've acted just as you've acted decisively in the last couple of days so we have restrictions on travels for example to Italy for a few days already. As of tomorrow, our schools will close, our creches will close, we're banning all indoor gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 500» said Varadkar.
The US president also spoke about a recent attack in Iraq which killed 2 US soldiers. Asked about whether the Iranian-backed militia which was allegedly responsible for the attack should expect a response, he responded with: «I'd rather not say but let's just put it this way: You will see.»