In recent weeks, the President Donald trump has repeatedly stated that it has been closely monitoring the global coronavirus health emergency from the start. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic,” said Trump on March 17, adding, “I always considered it to be very serious. “
Of course, only eight days before that – March 9 – Trump tweeted an extremely inaccurate comparison between the coronavirus and the flu. “Last year 37,000 Americans died from the flu,” said Trump. wrote. “It is on average between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is closed, life and the economy continue. There are currently 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about it! “
Replied Seth Meyers on the Wednesday edition of A Closer Look on Late at night: “Whenever a world-renowned idiot like Donald Trump tells you to think about it, it’s your queue to leave the conversation. He’s like the dumbest guy in the cocktail party trying to make conversation by telling you something he read on a Snapple cap. “
On Tuesday, the Trump administration finally released official estimates of the death toll for the US coronavirus epidemic, saying the number could reach 100,000 to 240,000 before it is finished. At a press conference that day, Trump said he had previously downplayed the impact of the coronavirus to give hope to the Americans. (Trump sadly said he wanted the country to reopen economically by Easter; he has since extended the Social Distancing Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control until the end of April.) Sense – they said, ” Why don’t we do it? ”Said Trump on Tuesday. “A lot of people said it, a lot of people thought about it, take it out, do nothing, just take it out and think of it as the flu. But it’s not the flu. It’s vicious. “
” You are whoever said it was like the flu! These friends were youSaid Meyers exasperated in response to Trump’s recent remarks. The host also noted how ubiquitous comparisons of flu were in the early stages of the virus’s spread.
“The lie that the coronavirus is like the flu has caused obvious damage. Do you know how many people heard that and said it again? Said Meyers. “Even if you hated Donald Trump and knew you didn’t trust a word he said, everyone had a friend or relative on the text string who said,” You know, it’s not going to be so bad! It’s going to be like the flu. “
Trump’s change over the past week has been attributed to a desire to win re-election, which Trump did not explicitly suggest at press conferences. But this week, when a question about the death toll was raised, Trump wondered why the Fox News reporter John roberts did not ask what would have happened if the government had done nothing to mitigate the spread. “This is the question I asked Dr. [Anthony] Fauci and Dr. [Deborah] Brix for a long time, and they have been working on it for a long time. The question is: what would have happened if we hadn’t done anything? Said Trump.
To which Meyers replied: “What East that you did. You have done nothing and you are doing nothing. You work less than CBD oil. “
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