This 2014 Trump tweet about Ebola quarantines just came back to haunt him
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President Donald Trump has been pushing for governors across the United States to reopen their economies amid the COVID-19 pandemic that so far has killed tens of thousands of Americans.


However, a 2014 tweet that Trump wrote about a small outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States is coming back to haunt him.

The tweet in question slammed American governors for lifting their Ebola-related quarantines, which is exactly the same policy that Trump is now pushing for governors to enact in the midst of a far deadlier outbreak of disease.

"All the governors are already backing off of the Ebola quarantines," Trump wrote at the time. "Bad decision that will lead to more mayhem."

COVID-19 has already killed an estimated 45,000 Americans over the span of just six weeks, while the Centers for Disease Control says that a grand total of two Americans died from the Ebola virus in 2014.