Trump Claims Coronavirus Deaths Are ‘Low and Steady’ as Number Passes 132,000
President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that deaths from Coronavirus were down and that the media was not reporting on this fact. His comment comes as U.S. deaths from the global pandemic have passed 132,000 amid new spikes.
“New China Virus Cases up (because of massive testing), deaths are down, ‘low and steady’,” Trump tweeted.
New China Virus Cases up (because of massive testing), deaths are down, “low and steady”. The Fake News Media should report this and also, that new job numbers are setting records!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2020
“The Fake News Media should report this and also, that new job numbers are setting records!”
Unemployment in the U.S. now stands at 11.1% – a huge figure that has deeply worried economists. However, the rate is lower than last month’s, though there is dispute about the jobs figures and whether the economy is actually improving.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that more cases and more deaths are a distinct possibility if caution and public health measures aren’t taken. Despite this, Trump has continued to downplay the virus, claiming over the weekend that 99% of cases are ‘harmless’.