“I want to do the same as Mexico … not apply Covid tests,” Trump would have said, according to NYT

The American President, Donald Trump, enraged by the impact of the US pandemic coronavirus in his electoral possibilities, he even said that he wanted to “do the same as Mexico“And not apply tests” until people are in emergencies, “reveals today the US newspaper The New York Times.

In an article titled “Covid, Covid, Covid: In the final chapter of Trump, the failure to measure up, ”the Times notes that on August 19, during a meeting with top advisers, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Trump he was out of his mind.

“They are killing me! This whole thing is killing me! … I want to do what Mexico does. They don’t do a test until you get to the emergency room and you’re vomiting, “he said, according to officials and former officials of the outgoing administration, quoted by the newspaper.

These sources pointed out to the Times that Trump He was only concerned about one thing: losing the elections, and the impact that the coronavirus could have for him. He was also concerned that it was Joe Biden, his rival in the elections, who would reap the success of the arrival of a vaccine.

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He even accused the doctors of being on the side of his opponents. “They are Democrats! They’re against me! ”He yelled, according to the Times.

Despite being the country most affected by the pandemic, with almost 20 million cases and more than 345 thousand deaths from coronavirus, Trump He refused to issue an order for the mandatory use of face masks. It has also been against the confinement measures, which is why state governments have been responsible for responding, in their own understanding, to the health crisis.

In Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has also refused to order mandatory use of face masks, or confinement, saying he trusts that the people are responsible.

However, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, recently called, without mentioning names, to the Mexican authorities to “take the pandemic seriously”, and insisted on the importance of respecting the use of masks, and maintaining hygiene and social distancing.

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