Donald Trump Hit for Ebola Rant on Twitter; Calls for Flight Ban

The opinionated billionaire urged doctors in the U.S. not to treat patients infected with the deadly virus, saying that America “has enough problems.”

Donald Trump in 2012
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Billionaire Donald Trump said doctors in the U.S. should not treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, and called on airline officials to ban all flights from countries where the deadly disease has been known to spread, Sky News reports.

He was responding to reports that a U.S. doctor and a missionary arrived this week in Atlanta from Africa to be treated by infectious-disease experts at Emory University Hospital. They arrived amid fear that the outbreak, which has killed more than 700 people in Africa, could spread in the U.S., the Associated Press reports.

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Sky News writes that some Twitter users responded in their own singular way:

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Comedian Whoopi Goldberg was short and to the point, calling Trump’s comments “dopey,” “idiotic” and “stupid,” the news site writes.

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