In President Trump’s town hall on Thursday night, the coronavirus took center stage as it has during this campaign.
Trump has made several claims he has made before. One we give a new assessment, the other we have not had the chance to test.
We first look at a demand made by the President before this assessment has changed since the first time he said it.
“It’s around the corner, we have the vaccines, and we come up with the therapies,” he said.
We believe this is not true.
This time because the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down. He originally used the phrase during his visit to Michigan in early September, as the number of cases around the country increased in southern states but decreased in other populated areas around the country. We then assessed the claim “be careful.”
According to data from this week, 33 states have seen an increase in cases, and only three states are showing a declining rate. In fact, Michigan set a record for the state’s highest daily number of cases, and neighboring states of Wisconsin and Indiana have also either set records or seen alarmingly large cases. Admissions and deaths are also increasing nationwide, although they are still in the early days of the pandemic.
On top of these rates, health officials, including members of the president’s coronavirus task force, have expressed fears of the fall and winter months spreading, pointing to a third rise and potential second wave.
Next is a demand that the president has made on the lives he has saved during the pandemic.
“We did the right thing. We were expected to lose 2,200,000 people and maybe more than that, ”the president said to one of the women who asked a question at City Hall.
This is true but needs to be explained.
The president has been quoting this issue for several months. It comes from an Imperial College study that said the United States would have lost 2.2 million lives if the White House had done nothing about the pandemic and if the United States had gone without any state or individual action. While the March poll correctly called the scenario unlikely, the president accurately quoted the numbers despite saying “one death was too many.”
Despite the president’s statement about the pandemic, a recent poll by the Associated Press showed that 54 percent of Americans did not approve of Trump’s handling of coronavirus and only 26 percent approved.
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