Over 7,700 people have been infected by the deadly Wuhan coronavirus which has now killed at least 170 while spreading to a dozen other countries, but we should look at the bright side according Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Although the virus is crippling businesses and number of infected now includes at least 5 Americans, Ross says the good news is the virus might help Trump politically.
"Well, first of all, every American's heart has to go out to the victims of the coronavirus. So, I don't want to talk about a victory lap over a very unfortunate, very malignant disease," Ross told Fox Business Network on Thursday. "But the fact is, it does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain."
"On top of all the other things, you had SARS, you had the African swine virus there, now you have this," Ross continued. "It's another risk factor that people need to take into account. So, I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America. Some to U.S., probably some to Mexico, as well."
I didn't know we were celebrating the return of jobs to -- checks notes -- Mexico.
In any case, I have my doubts that multinational corporations are going to uproot their entire supply chain and redeploy to Mexico because of a virus outbreak.
Also -- what the fuck?