Breaking: Trump considering ‘enforceable’ quarantine in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut [Updated]

Trump is looking to ramp up the quarantine on the East Coast, and some people are not happy about it:

Wow. Here’s what he said:

“We’re thinking about certain things. Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot. … We might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine, short-term, two weeks on New York. Probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut,” he told reporters as he departed the White House.

“I’d rather not do it, but we may need it,” the President said.

Trump said that the possible quarantine would be “enforceable” and “restrict travel” from those parts of the tri-state area.

“Restrict travel, because they’re having problems down in Florida, a lot of New Yorkers going down. We don’t want that,” he said.

What is odd is that Cuomo says Trump has never mentioned this. And they have been getting along lately too:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he spoke with Trump on Saturday morning, but that the two had not discussed a quarantine for the state.

“I don’t even know what that means. I don’t know how that could be legally enforceable,” the Democratic governor said during in a news conference in Albany. “And from a medical point view, I don’t know what you would be accomplishing.”
“But I can tell you, I don’t even like the sound of it,” he added.

Then there’s always that one guy who ruins the party with his libertarian nuttiness:



And you know he’s serious because he added an animated gif:

Well OK then. He’s right though, there needs to be some kind of legal authority for this, that is how we do business in the United States, after all…

UPDATE:

El presidente just tweeted about it:

Coronavirus. It’s gettin’ real.

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