“I want to do what Mexico … not apply COVID tests,” Trump 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 the people are in emergencies”, reveals today the American newspaper The New York Times.

In an article titled “Covid, Covid, Covid: In Trump’s Final Chapter, Failure to Live Up,” the Times notes that on August 19, during a meeting with top advisers, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Trump was out of his mind.

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

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

He even accused the doctors of being on the side of his opponents. “They are Democrats! They are 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 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 seriously” the pandemic, and insisted on the importance of respecting the use of face masks, and maintain hygiene and social distancing.


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