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Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans to Guantánamo Bay

HeadlineJun 29, 2021

A new book claims former President Donald Trump asked in February 2020 if the U.S. could send citizens infected with coronavirus to the Guantánamo Bay prison, asking aides in the White House Situation Room, “Don’t we have an island that we own?” Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta also write in their book, “Nightmare Scenario,” that Trump complained to then-Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on March 18 about coronavirus testing. Trump reportedly said, “I’m going to lose the election because of testing! What idiot had the federal government do testing?”

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