US President Donald Trump has criticized several European countries for announcing fresh nationwide lockdowns, describing the measures as “draconian.”
“What the hell are they [Europe] doing?” Trump told a campaign rally in Michigan. “I think I’ll go over and explain it to them.”
He warned voters that his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, would mimic those tough measures and pledged to never shut down parts of the US again.
“I am delivering the great American comeback and we are not having any lockdowns. That I can tell you, there’s no lockdowns,” he said to loud cheers from the crowd.
On Saturday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a strict new lockdown would take effect across England from Thursday until early December.