According to Donald Trump Jr., the number of deaths in the United States from COVID is “almost nothing,” taking coronavirus denial to a new level of absurdity.
During an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday evening, the president’s son made it sound like 1,000 deaths a day is an insignificant figure:
“Give me a break Laura, the reality is this,. If you look – I put it up on my Instagram a couple days ago ’cause I went through the CDC data ’cause I kept hearing about ‘new infections,’ but I was like, ‘Well, why aren’t they talking about deaths?’ Oh, oh, because the number is almost nothing.”
Jr. claims Coronavirus death numbers are down to “almost nothing” pic.twitter.com/NGMDLYkdsD
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 30, 2020
However, that’s simply not true, as noted by the COVID Tracking Project, which reports that the daily deaths this week alone are much larger than “almost nothing”:
- Monday deaths: 389
- Tuesday deaths: 931
- Wednesday deaths: 1025
- Thursday deaths: 1049
That’s certainly quite a bit more than “nothing.”
Junior was quickly called out for his lies and set straight with a much-needed online fact check:
More than a thousand people died of COVID today. Perhaps “Don” can attend some of the funerals, look those families in their eyes, and tell them their loved ones’ deaths were “almost nothing.” https://t.co/t5J6WWnJh3
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) October 30, 2020
Healthcare professionals have been begging Fox News to stop broadcasting COVID misinformation and this is yet another example of it.
Fox likely has a real death count because of their complete abdication of responsibility. It must stop.pic.twitter.com/hqlpTlKZ6T
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) October 30, 2020
Every 87 seconds, an American died from Covid.
— Donny Grumpy Pants (@DoannaldT) October 30, 2020
Donald Trump Jr.: “Why aren’t they talking about deaths? Oh, oh, because the number is almost nothing because we’ve gotten control of this thing.”
Coronavirus deaths in US yesterday: 1,016
Deaths over last 7 days: 5,579
Deaths on 9/11: 2,977
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) October 30, 2020
Every night, a different Trump goes on Fox News and says that the pandemic isn’t a big deal anymore.
And every night, the number of new cases and deaths keeps going up. Today, covid killed 1,049 Americans. Yesterday, it was 1,025.
“Almost nothing” https://t.co/PavuiriZxf
— Matt O’Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) October 30, 2020
IKR? Who cares about 1,000 dead Americans a day?
How do the people who’ve lost someone feel about this? Or the people suffering from permanent after effects? https://t.co/VWqBXuxvdK
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) October 30, 2020
TRUMP JR.: “Why aren’t they talking about deaths? Oh, because the number is almost nothing. Because we’ve gotten control of this thing.”
Almost 1000 people died today.
Hospitals are filling up all over.
88,000 cases today.
The Trumps are deadly liars. pic.twitter.com/9ZjXavl9o9
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 30, 2020
Do you suppose Don Jr. would consider it “nothing” if one of his friends or loved ones had died of the virus? As soulless as he seems to be, he probably wouldn’t give a damn.
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