Is Trump Lying About the Coronavirus, or Does He Not Understand It? 2020-05-19
On April 27, when coronavirus deaths numbered about 56,000, Trump again reiterated lowball estimates, declaring, "We're probably heading to 60,000 or 70,000." By April 29, the death toll was about 63,000.
Why did Trump declare that the virus would disappear when its spread was imminent? Why did he say we're close to a vaccine when Americans are unlikely to get one before Election Day? Why did he suggest that injecting a disinfectant into the body might cure COVID-19? I used to worry that Trump's serial mendacity might harm the nation.