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This week, the number of people in the United States who have died from coronavirus exceeded 250,000 – but President Donald Trump has not yet addressed this grim milestone. As the country continues to rise from an increasing number of deaths, an over-expanded health care system and an unprecedented wave of cases across the country, Trump has instead spent the weeks following the November 3 election on unjustified allegations of electoral fraud.
Trump has tweeted more than 490 times since Wednesday, November 4th. Only 1
Trump’s tweets have mentioned death, but only in baseless allegations that “dead people” voted against him in the election.
Although Americans are now dying of the virus at a rate of one minute – often alone in hospitals without their families – not a single one of Trump’s tweets after the election has mentioned Americans who have died of COVID. This week, when his COVID-19 Task Force presented its first press briefing in several months, Trump did not go with showing up.
To illustrate the dizzying difference between what Trump has in mind and what happens to his own citizens, here is a selection of what Trump tweeted the same day that individual Americans tweeted about loved ones who had just died of COVID-19 .