President Donald Trump was harshly criticized after it was reported that the European Union is considering a ban on travel from the United States due to the COVID-19 risk.
"EU nations may close their borders to US travelers as they seek to reopen their economies to tourism because of how Washington has handled the pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing unnamed European officials," Reuters reported Tuesday. "One official involved in talks among European Union members about who should be allowed to visit the bloc shared draft lists of acceptable travelers — Americans were not on them."
The president was blasted for his coronavirus response following the report.
Here's some of what people were saying:
It was only a matter of time until the world began treating Trump’s America as a failed state: US citizens may be b… https://t.co/ZMGUGzf58V— Rula Jebreal (@Rula Jebreal)1592935447.0
So much winning. News: The E.U. is prepared to bar American travelers when it reopens borders July 1 because the U.… https://t.co/N8KYiAu9C6— Tom Sherwood (@Tom Sherwood)1592942626.0
EU May Bar American Travelers as It Reopens Borders, Citing US Failures on Virus Would make some sense given Trum… https://t.co/3yUVf4p3dI— Andrew Stroehlein (@Andrew Stroehlein)1592943278.0
EU plans to bar American visitors “is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of Presid… https://t.co/YLGqIh6RUt— Paul Farhi (@Paul Farhi)1592934208.0
This EU decision to exclude US citizens is consistent with the “you got your wall now” summer ahead I’ve been notin… https://t.co/aSRPSEKJy1— Juliette Kayyem (@Juliette Kayyem)1592934736.0
Trump is going to absolutely lose his mind over this. The EU may ban travelers from the US. https://t.co/AJQRiOPG2s— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer)1592934328.0
Europe is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Americans entering the EU until its representatives can figu… https://t.co/4wz1mwb5By— Nick Riccardi (@Nick Riccardi)1592936494.0
We are the pity of the world. E.U. May Bar American Travelers as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus https://t.co/NgOGDMlWlg— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1592942615.0