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Trump says people crossing the border bring 'very contagious disease' with them

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Former President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are bringing contagious disease with them.


“They’re coming in as terrorists. Many, many terrorists are coming in, and people are coming in with very contagious disease,” Trump said Wednesday evening in an interview with New York radio station WABC.


“You know, like it’s all of a sudden you see there’s a run on tuberculosis. There’s a run on things that we haven’t talked about for years in this country,” he added.


Trump made similar claims in September about disease being brought in through the southern border when he said in an interview with The National Pulse that illegal immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.”