President Donald Trump is outright pretending that every other country except the United States is suffering horribly because of the coronavirus. The reality, however, is quite the opposite.
After two relatively quiet days on Twitter, Trump threw a tirade on Tuesday morning that included a rant about the pandemic.
Trump insisted that the United States is handling the virus well while most other nations are “suffering greatly.”
You will never hear this on the Fake News concerning the China Virus, but by comparison to most other countries, who are suffering greatly, we are doing very well – and we have done things that few other countries could have done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2020
Yeah, that’s a complete lie. The United States has the highest coronavirus death toll in the world and we set daily records for new cases. There is simply no way that other nations are worse off than us, especially since most other nations have flattened the curve by social distancing, wearing masks, and shutting down non-essential businesses. Trump forced our country to reopen early, and that why the virus is now raging in several states, particularly red states like Florida and Texas.
Twitter users brutally fact-checked Trump’s lies.
America only leads in the stats that you don’t want to lead in. Our death rate is higher than some third world countries. Our rate of infection is higher than most developed nations. We are losing this war because our President surrendered.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 21, 2020
This is not due to testing. The UK, for example, has done 198 tests per 1,000 residents. The US has done 148 per 1,000.
It’s not due to population, either. The US has 4x as many people as Germany but 98x more cases. And Germany had the highest number of cases on the list.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 21, 2020
fact check: no, no, no, no, no, no, and wrong. thanks to our president’s dithering and incompetence, America remains a virulent pesthole while Europe has managed to safely reopen their economies. the reality-denying boosterism in this tweet is only going to make things worse
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 21, 2020
Trump was still insisting that it would simply disappear not 48 hours ago.
Test are taking up to ten days to process.
Total incompetence and ignorance.
— Jay Lionel (@JayLionel7) July 21, 2020
I honestly do not understand what he’s talking about. The facts are clear. pic.twitter.com/Er6o4aZJTP
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 21, 2020
Trump clearly wants Americans to believe that he’s a hero in all this and that he somehow got our nation past the pandemic. Nothing could be further from the truth. More than 140,000 Americans are dead because of his recklessness and incompetence in handling coronavirus, and more will die if he forces schools to reopen. Most nations have dropped their new case numbers to the low hundreds. Ours is in the tens of thousands. There is simply no comparison. Our nation is the one suffering greatly, and Trump is the reason why.
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