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Donald Trump's Mexico Revenge: We Don't Want Mexicans in California!

United States president Donald Trump has appeared to aim a dig at Mexico and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for its surge in positive COVID-19 cases by declaring that the state of California wouldn't welcome Mexicans from coming over into US through the southern border to accelerate the spread of Coronavirus in the US.

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Mr Trump continued to boast of the controversial border that he has advocated for its building since his campaign period to tame cases of Mexicans finding their way into America. This comes barely two months after Mexican authorities contemplated restricting movements into and out of US due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in USA then.

United States president Donald Trump

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In a then ironic twist, health officials in Mexico were in March this year considering border restrictions for Americans looking to enter their country.

In mid March, Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told reporters that the spread of the coronavirus coming from the US was a concern and could result in action taken at the northern border

Mexican authorities had it that if it were technically necessary to consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance, they would have to take into account not that Mexico would export the virus to the United States, rather that the United States could import it to Mexico; Lopez-Gatell, Mexico's deputy health minister said at the time.

According to WHO reports, Mexico had confirmed 26 confirmed cases as per 13th March,2020 with zero deaths as compared to the over 23,000 confirmed cases and over 2,100 reported deaths now.

However, reports showed that the low number of cases in Mexico, which has a population of 130 million may have been as a result of the Mexican government's hands-off approach in taming the epidemic

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