Loeffler dumped travel stock just before Trump barred travel to US from Europe

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., sold off $46,027 worth of stock in an online travel company days after the shares were purchased and just before President Trump restricted most travel from Europe to the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.

Trump announced on March 11 that the U.S. was suspending most travel from Europe into the U.S. for 30 days in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

On March 10 and 11, Loeffler sold her shares in Booking Holdings, which facilities online bookings for travel services, flights and hotels. Those shares had been purchased March 6 — the day she visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta with President Trump to be updated on the fast-spreading virus.