Trump says COVID-19 death toll would be lower if you don’t count the most densely populated ‘blue’ states
- US President Donald Trump on Monday praised his reponse to COVID-19, noting that nearly 200,000 dead Americans was fewer than the 2.2 million one model projected if no mitigating action were taken at state or federal level.
- Trump said the death toll would be even lower if it excluded states run by Democrats.
- “The blue states had tremendous death rates,” he said. “If you take the blue states out, we are at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”
- In fact, two of the top five states reporting the most COVID-19 deaths are run by Republicans: Florida and Texas.
- More than 400,000 Americans could be dead by the end of the year, according to one model.
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US President Donald Trump praised his response to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, defining success as nearly 200,000 dead Americans — up from the 60,000 he predicted in April, and the 100,000 he predicted in May — and argued the death toll would be lower if it excluded the most densely populated, “blue” states.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Trump stood before a chart of one of the earliest, most dire …continued .
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