Donald Trump is doing everything he can to keep the people of America at their jobs, making his economy thrive. Trump has proven, over recent months, that he cares more about keeping Wall Street booming rather than keeping Americans alive. From putting off early virus testing, to throwing a disco party two weeks ago that infected multiple people, Trump has been making ridiculous moves from the beginning of this mayhem.
Now, Trump has stated that he will be forcing companies to reopen in one week, against the recommendations from scientists around the world who say we will have another 8-10 weeks of COVID-19.
Trump said this Tuesday afternoon during a Fox News coronavirus town hall at the White House:
“Look, we lose thousands — I brought some numbers here,” Trump told Fox News in a town hall interview outside the White House. “We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu, we don’t turn the country off — every year. When I heard the number — you know, we averaged 37,000 people a year. Can you believe that? This year we are having a bad flu season, but we lose thousands of people a year to the flu — we never turn the country off.”
The flu? Really? We’ve been told for weeks now that coronavirus is ten times deadlier than the seasonal flu, but the president continues to downplay the severity to anyone who will listen. That’s why his supporters are getting infected, and even dying because they listened to him.
“We lose much more than that to automobile accidents. We didn’t call up the automobile companies and say, ‘Stop making cars, we don’t want cars anymore.’ We have to get back to work.”
Check out the interview here:
In response to coronavirus, @realDonaldTrump says we lose 37,000 people a year to the flu and we never turn the country off and we have thousands of car accidents but we don't tell companies to stop making cars.
"We have to get back to work!" pic.twitter.com/NGBBnE92PQ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 24, 2020
According to Reuters:
The number of new coronavirus cases in Spain jumped on Tuesday to 39,673 from 33,089 cases registered on Monday, the health ministry reported on Tuesday.
The number of fatalities rose to 2,696 overnight from 2,182, the ministry said.
Market Watch reports:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a blistering assessment of Washington’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday — with over 25,000 New Yorkers now ill, more than 200 dead and the sickness’s spread accelerating like a “bullet train.”
“The president said it’s a war. Well, then, act like it’s a war!”
Cuomo’s anger boiled over as he spoke at Manhattan’s Javits Center, which is in the process of being converted to a 2,000-bed hospital complex to fight a flood of cases that now stands at 25,665 in the state — with 210 dead — and 14,904 in the city.
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