Donald Trump Retweets Post Claiming Joe Biden’s USA Would Be Like Wales

Donald Trump has retweeted a claim that a Joe Biden election victory would see a coronavirus response similar to that of Wales. The US president shared a post on Twitter from American TV host Laura Ingraham, in which she tweeted a BBC article suggesting rolling local lockdowns would become the norm in Wales.

She posted the article with the caption “Your future under Biden” before Mr. Trump retweeted her post.

The article was based on an interview Wales’ chief medical officer Dr. Frank Atherton gave in which he said Wales could be “going in and out of those restrictions over the next few months”.

Donald Trump retweets post comparing Biden election win to Wales

Speaking to BBC Radio Wales earlier this week, he said: “I think people need to get ready for that scenario.

“We decide whether local restrictions are needed, and I suspect we may be going in and out of those restrictions over the next few months.

“If the number of cases per 100,000 over a seven day period, comes down to below the 50 per 100,000 level, we can start to think with the local authority, in partnership with them about lifting the restrictions.

“The worst thing is to lift them too early.”

Mr. Trump is currently quarantining in the White House with a case of Covid-19, after spending several days in a military hospital being treated for the disease.

During Wednesday’s Welsh Government press conference, hosted by Dr. Atherton, he was asked about comments by the president that people should not be afraid of the virus, and whether that might undermine public health messaging in Wales.

In response, Dr. Atherton said: “I would hope that most people in Wales don’t take President Trump as their guide to how to deal with coronavirus.

“I think people are perhaps a little more thoughtful than that.

“Most of us in Wales have lived through this for the last nine months and seen friends and family who have run into some quite serious problems with coronavirus and many people in Wales have lost loved ones to it.

“I think the people in Wales understand that this is a serious public health threat that we face.”

 



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