According to a new book set to release, former President Donald Trump allegedly considered sending COVID-infected Americans to Guantanamo Bay to suppress the infection rate on mainland U.S. soil.
The alleged consideration comes from a book by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta of the Washington Post titled Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History.
Abutaleb and Paletta claim to have gotten information from White House aides early last year during the outbreak of the pandemic.
According to Vanity Fair –
“In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, as White House officials debated whether to bring infected Americans home for care, President Donald Trump suggested his own plan for where to send them, eager to suppress the numbers on U.S. soil. ‘Don’t we have an island that we own?’ the president reportedly asked those assembled in the Situation Room in February 2020, before the U.S. outbreak would explode. ‘What about Guantánamo?’… We import goods,’ Trump specified, lecturing his staff. ‘We are not going to import a virus.