Trump Could Have Restricted Travel Further

President Donald Trump listens during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, April 4, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
If you are going to take the heat for wanting a particular policy, you should actually carry out the policy.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I s Donald Trump a hard-liner on securing the border? Is he more likely than the typical American politician to restrict travel and immigration into the United States? Most anyone you ask would say “yes,” regardless of whether they personally favor or oppose such policies. Trump’s brand identification with that view is strong. In political terms, that means that people who care about border restrictions probably already went into 2020 either liking Trump for that stance, or disliking him for it.

One of the longstanding rules of politics: If you are going to take the heat for wanting a particular policy, do it.

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