Speaking at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Saturday evening, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that doctors and hospitals in the Untied States are fabricating the number of coronavirus deaths so they can make more money, a conspiracy theory he has used before in an attempt to minimize the human toll of the COVID-19 virus, which has so far killed over 225,000 Americans.

At a rally he held earlier in the afternoon in Lumberton, North Carolina, the president also whined about the focus on coronavirus, asserting that after the election, the virus will disappear from the national consciousness:

“Turn on television, ‘covid-19, covid-19, covid-19, covid-19, covid-19, covid-19.’ A plane goes down, 500 people dead, they don’t talk about it. By the way, on November 4th, you won’t hear about it anymore. It’s true.”

With over 1,000 people dying each and every day as result of COVID, such an assertion is not only absurd, it’s also a slap in the face of anyone who has lost a loved one to the deadly disease.

Social media responded harshly to Trump’s lies:

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