Jr. claims Coronavirus death numbers are down to “almost nothing” pic.twitter.com/NGMDLYkdsD
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 30, 2020
Courtesy of WaPo:
Donald Trump Jr. declared on Thursday night that coronavirus deaths had dropped to “almost nothing,” questioning the seriousness of the pandemic on a record-breaking day for new cases in which more than 1,000 Americans died of the virus.
Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump Jr. pointed to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that he suggested show a declining coronavirus death rate.
“I went through the CDC data, because I kept hearing about new infections, but I was like, ‘Why aren’t they talking about this?’ ” Trump Jr. said. “Oh, because the number is almost nothing. Because we’ve gotten control of this thing, we understand how it works. They have the therapeutics to be able to deal with this.”
At least 1,063 people in the United States died of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the second-highest daily total for October, and 5,668 have died in the past seven days. This week has also featured two consecutive days of more than 1,000 deaths, marking the second time that has happened in as many weeks, according to The Post’s coronavirus tracker.
If we were engaged in a war that was costing 1-000 American lives per day the country would be outraged and demanding that we either fight harder or negotiate a peaceful resolution.
For this arrogant manchild to suggest that a thousand deaths a day are “almost nothing” is a slap in the face of all of those people who are mourning the loss of their loved ones due to the Coronavirus.
However, it does reinforce the fact that this family is filled with heartless misanthropes who care for nobody but themselves.