President Donald Trump offered to assist Iran in dealing with its coronavirus outbreak during his address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.
“My job is to protectAmericans and also, verycrucially, in this case toprotect Americans’ health,” Trump began, speaking on the coronavirus, which claimed its first victim on U.S. soil Saturday. However, he also offered to extend a helping hand to the people of Iran as well.
“We have the greatesthealth care professionals in theworld, and if we can help theIranians with this problem, weare certainly willing to do so,” he said. “They’re having a very bigoutbreak.”
The president also spoke on the administration’s newly imposed travel restrictions placed on Iran, Italy and South Korea.
“That is why today myadministration announced newmeasures to protect Americans to the fullest extent possible,” he said. “In addition to the existing banon travel by most Iraniannationals, we’re banning thetravel of anyone who has been toIran in the last 14 days.”
Trump’s attitude on Iran was not all positive. He also reminded the thousands of CPAC attendees in the audience why he chose to order the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
He described Soleimani as “the father of the roadside bomb” before claiming that he should have been killed “a long time ago.”