Trump has given up on fighting the pandemic and is trying to pretend that the coronavirus does not exist. Trump’s failed response has led to a third wave with cases hitting new record highs, and hospitalizations and deaths on the rise — now he’s doubling down on his lies and looking to make the crisis even worse.
Trump’s closing message on the coronavirus is to pretend it does not exist in a continuation of his failed pandemic response.
Politico: “With one week left in the election, President Donald Trump is perfecting his closing argument about the pandemic gripping much of the nation: Don’t worry about it. In rally after rally, tweet after tweet, Trump is encouraging his supporters and everyone else to stop talking about the coronavirus. His key message: It’s not that big of a deal, vaccines are on the way and if people get sick, most of them will survive it just as Trump and his family did.”
Trump is falsely declaring the coronavirus is “ending” even as it surges at an exponential rate in states across the country.
Washington Post: “President Trump falsely declares coronavirus is ‘ending’ as virus rates spike and financial markets dip”
CNN: “The US is close to having ‘exponential spread’ in some areas, and the hardest part may still be ahead, former FDA official says”
Trump is claiming that the surge in the coronavirus is a “Fake News Media Conspiracy” as hospitalizations in nearly every region are increasing.
CNBC: “Trump claims the worsening U.S. coronavirus outbreak is a ‘Fake News Media Conspiracy’ even as hospitalizations rise”
BuzzFeed News: “As the US death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 225,000 people, President Donald Trump, down in the polls and lacking a coherent message as Election Day looms, has taken to calling COVID-19 a ‘Fake News Media Conspiracy’ even as cases and hospitalizations surge around the US.”
Washington Post: “Hospitals in nearly every region report a flood of covid-19 patients”
Deaths per day are on the rise again and the coronavirus is hitting the most vulnerable populations despite Trump’s efforts to downplay the virus.
Associated Press: “Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that ‘we’re rounding the turn, we’re doing great.’”
Bloomberg: “Record U.S. Covid-19 Surge Reaches America’s Oldest Populations”
Trump continues to lie that new spikes are a result of increased testing even though cases are increasing at a faster rate than tests.
Vox: “Trump wants you to believe coronavirus cases are “up because we TEST.” He’s wrong.”
CNN: “The spike in US coronavirus cases is not being caused by an increase in testing. The number of confirmed new cases is increasing at a faster rate than the number of new tests.”
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