Donald Trump Rants About Ebola Patients Brought to Atlanta for Treatment: "The United States Has Enough Problems!"

Outspoken mogul calls politicians "inept" and calls for a stop of "all flights" between infected regions and U.S.

By Rebecca Macatee Aug 05, 2014 5:35 PMTags
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Donald Trump has strong strong opinions about how the world should handle its current Ebola crisis.

Naturally, the outspoken 68-year-old mogul took to Twitter to express his outrage over two infected Americans being transported from Liberia to an Atlanta hospital for treatment, writing Thursday, "Ebola patient will be brought to the U.S. in a few days - now I know for sure that our leaders are incompetent. KEEP THEM OUT OF HERE!"

Despite Trump's tweets, Dr. Kent Brantly arrived in the U.S. Saturday and Nancy Writebol arrived Tuesday to receive treatment for the virus at Emory University Hospital. The Celebrity Apprentice creator didn't think this was the right course of action. "Stop the EBOLA patients from entering the U.S. Treat them, at the highest level, over there," he tweeted. "THE UNITED STATES HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS!"

"The fact that we are taking the Ebola patients, while others from the area are fleeing to the United States, is absolutely CRAZY-Stupid pols," he added. "The bigger problem with Ebola is all of the people coming into the U.S. from West Africa who may be infected with the disease. STOP FLIGHTS!"

The Trumpster tackled another touchy topic in his Twitter rant, too. "Our government now imports illegal immigrants and deadly diseases," he tweeted. "Our leaders are inept."

His big fear? "The U.S. must immediately stop all flights from EBOLA infected countries or the plague will start and spread inside our 'borders,'" he wrote. "Act fast!"

Not everyone sees eye to eye with Trump on the issue, though. Dr. Thomas Freiden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told NBC News that the Ebola virus "poses little risk to the U.S. general population."

CDC officials assure the public they have taken proper precautions to keep the infected patients quarantined so as to avoid the virus spreading.