Trump’s Head Of DHS Blames Mexicans For Rising Infections In The Sun Belt

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"1.5 [million] US citizens and legal permanent residents living in Mexico, coming back over for medical treatment."

According to CBS News’ full transcript of the “Face the Nation” on Sunday, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf suggested that the cause of coronavirus outbreaks in the Sun Belt States could be tied to people going back and forth between the US and Mexico.

  • When moderator Margaret Brennan asked Wolf if he knows “the cause of the outbreaks in all of those Sun Belt States,” he replied that “they’re all for various different reasons.”

“What we see is some of the outbreaks along the southwest border in Arizona, particular parts of Texas, we have about 1.5 U.S.-- U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents living in Mexico, coming back over for medical treatment. So there's a variety of different reasons on why you would have different outbreaks in different states,” Wolf stated.

He said this despite the fact that the US has 2.3 million coronavirus cases, and Mexico has 175,000, according to CNN commentator Keith Boykin.

Read the “Face the Nation” transcript here.

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