CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/TRAVEL BAN: “I put a ban on people coming in from China who were heavily infected [with coronavirus]… And Dr. Fauci actually said that I saved hundreds of thousands of lives… But we also saved millions of lives by closing up. We had the greatest economy in history of any country. Blowing away China, blowing away everybody. And I had to make a decision. And we closed it. We saved millions of lives, Sean.
When you see the number of 170 [thousand] as opposed to, let’s say, 2 million or 2.5 million lives, can you imagine if it would be that? But it would be 10, 15, or 20 times more if we didn’t close it. So, we closed it. We learned about it. We learned that the elderly we have to protect, especially the elderly that have problems with heart or diabetes or anything. And we’ve saved ultimately millions of lives by making that decision. And now we want to open up and the Democrats have to open up their states and cities and they have to open up the schools and let’s play football.”
-Donald Trump in an interview with Sean Hannity, “Mark Levin breaks down the Bernie Sanders-Joe Biden ‘manifesto,'” foxnews.com, Aug. 20, 2020