This led to much agitated speculation, by both supporters and detractors, about the nature of this move: "The desperately needed immigration moratorium had finally arrived!" Or, alternatively, "Drumpf reaches Peak Hitler by barring brown bodies!"
The fuss turns out to have been unwarranted. The measure on its own will have little effect. In his daily coronavirus press briefing Tuesday afternoon, the president devoted a few sentences to the specifics of the order, which had still not been released to the public at that point, before moving on to disease-fighting issues. . . .