Bernie Sanders WON’T Close Borders To Stop Coronavirus Spread

( – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said on Monday that he would categorically not close America’s borders, even if it could mean stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

Sanders made the comments during a town hall event with Fox News anchor Bret Baier. The topic of discussion was the spread of the Covid-19, a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, and how Sanders’ approach to tackling the virus would be different from President Trump.

The claim marks a significant difference to 2015 Bernie Sanders, who said open borders was a Koch brothers proposal.

Maybe Bernie realized this time around that he needs to pander to the open borders crowd if he wants to have a shot at winning the nomination?

Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Sanders, “If you had to, would you close down the borders?”

Without a moment of hesitation, Sanders said, “No.”

“What you don’t want to do right now when you have a president who has propagated xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiment from before he was elected. What we need to do is have the scientists take a hard look at what we need to do. There are communities where the virus is spreading. What does that mean? It may mean self-quarantine, maybe not having public assemblies.”

Sanders did not address the possibilities of those experts advising closing the borders. Italy, a first-world European nation, is already under total lockdown after hundreds of cases of the virus were confirmed. As it stands, Italians are even banned from crossing the border into Austria. But Sanders thinks he knows best.

“But let’s no go back to the same old thing,” he added. “Isn’t it interesting that a president who has been demagoguing and demonizing immigrants, the first thing that he can think about is closing down the border. So we need scientists to tell us the appropriate approach, not a political one.”

Bernie, people cross the border can bring diseases!

If you want to get annoyed, you can watch the clip for yourself. It’s clear Sanders knows he needs to pander because his argument is so obviously flawed.

Doctors and scientists are already suggesting that travel restrictions are helping reduce the spread of the virus. The New England Journal of Medicine confirmed this, and other countries are taking similar measures to Austria and Italy.

Travel restrictions work!