…and Trump is EVEN TODAY still in denial about the coronavirus.
As this awful milestone is reached today, Trump is no more engaged in fighting the virus than he was back in February.
He confided to Rage author Bob Woodward in March that the virus was “deadly” but refused to alert the American people, otherwise,
“playing it down.”
In Swanton, Ohio, on Monday night, Trump (falsely) claimed that the US had done a better job than Europe in fighting the pandemic and saying that the virus affects few people…
“We now know the disease; we didn’t know it.
Now we know it — it affects elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really affects. In some states, it affects thousands of people, nobody young. Below the age of 18, like, nobody. They have a strong immune system, who knows. Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system.
But it affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing.”
Trump is obviously ONLY focused on reelection. In an interview on Fox & Friends Monday, Trump was asked to grade his own performance during the pandemic.
“We’re rounding the corner. We’ve done a phenomenal job. Not just a good job, a phenomenal job.
Other than public relations, but that’s because I have fake news. On public relations, I give myself a D. On the job itself, we take an A+.”
The seven-day average of new coronavirus infections rose by more than 10% in 28 states in the last week and only six states have declining cases over that time period, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In a speech Monday, pointedly wearing a mask, Joe Biden mourned the milestone of 200,000 deaths.
“What worries me now is we’ve been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we’re risking becoming numb to the toll it has taken on us and our country and communities like this.
We can’t let that happen, we can’t lose the ability to feel the sorrow and the loss and the anger for so many lives lost.”
We can’t let the numbers become statistics, a background noise, just a blur that we see on the nightly news…
…moms, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, coworkers who are no longer with us and so many of them didn’t have to lose their lives to this virus, quite frankly,
if only the President had acted sooner.”