“We don’t even think it’s going to be as bad as it is in other countries,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s video showed in the early days of the virus.“One leader has taken decisive action to save lives – President Donald Trump, banning travel from China and coronavirus epicenters. Biden blamed xenophobia, but President Trump was right, ”the video narrator said. “Signing of the CARES Act, bringing immediate help to American families, workers and businesses. Declare a national emergency. Leverage $ 42 billion in existing emergency funding. Obtain essential personal protective equipment quickly to States. ”
The video also showed clips of Democratic governors in New York and California thanking the president for delivering the supplies they needed.
The video did not mention the death toll in the United States, now over 170,000.
Republicans believe the 170,000 deaths are an inflated number, according to a new CBS News poll, and 57 percent of Republicans say.
The president also recorded a video at the White House with healthcare workers, first responders and a postal worker, calling them “great people” for their jobs. One woman, a Colorado police officer, told the president she contracted coronavirus in late March and has recovered.
“This means that we don’t have to be afraid of you at all. Once you are well, you know we have it all with plasma. It means your blood is very precious, you know that, right? said the president.
A California detention assistant also said he contracted COVID-19 around the same time.
“How long did your problem last?” Mr. Trump asked. The deputy replied that he was ill for about 10 days, but had to take about a month and a half off.
Although the RNC had released clips of the World Health Organization and Democrats underestimating the virus, they weren’t the only ones doing so. Mr. Trump, insisting it would go away as a “miracle” and suggesting officials consider looking into treatments like disinfectant and sunlight.
At the Democratic National Convention, several of the most prominent speakers reminded viewersin response to the claim that “a thousand Americans die every day” from COVID.
” They die. It’s true, ”replied the president. “And that’s what it is. “