The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has blamed this Wednesday the protests against racism that arose after the death of the African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of the Police of the increase in cases of coronavirus that the North American country is experiencing.
“There are many probable causes for the increase in cases of infection,” Trump said during the press conference of the coronavirus task force at the White House, before adding that “cases began to grow among young Americans shortly after. of the protests, which presumably triggered a broader relaxation of mitigation efforts across the country. “
Another likely cause the president has referred to is a “substantial increase” in travel between regions of the United States, “vacation gatherings like Memorial Day, and young people who congregate closely in bars and probably elsewhere. “
“Maybe the beaches,” he continued, before sliding the situation of the pandemic in Mexico, the country with which it shares a border. “We also share a 3,000-kilometer border with Mexico and we know very well that cases are increasing” there.
“Unfortunately, I was with the president (of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador) and it is a serious problem in Mexico, but the cases are increasing very sharply and in the rest of the western hemisphere,” he added.
Thus, it has taken advantage to defend the wall with the border of the Latin American country, ensuring that “413 kilometers of newly built wall along the southern border have had a great positive impact on the people who enter and we have a low number of people who They enter illegally, which has been a great help. “
“It was really meant for a different purpose, but it worked well for what we are doing right now and for the pandemic,” he concluded.
The United States registers a steady increase in new cases of coronavirus, with states like California, Arizona, Florida and Texas setting record numbers almost daily. This Wednesday, the country has written down its record of deaths in one day due to the pandemic, an additional thousand. So far, nearly four million cases have been confirmed in the country, including nearly 143,000 fatalities.