Trying to put a positive spin on the coronavirus pandemic that has terrified the American public into staying in their homes and hoarding supplies, President Donald Trump boasted that only 40 have died so far during the still-growing health crisis -- and was promptly roasted by commenters.
According to the president who has been accused of holding back testing so that the infected numbers don't rise, "To this point, and because we have had a very strong border policy, we have had 40 deaths related to CoronaVirus. If we had weak or open borders, that number would be many times higher!"
Responses were fast and furious -- just see below:
To this point, and because we have had a very strong border policy, we have had 40 deaths related to CoronaVirus. I… https://t.co/P3NVR62BkM— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584111179.0
@realDonaldTrump in about a week this claim is going to be a ludicrous as when you said "and again, when you have 1… https://t.co/qzj4BqFGSq— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1584111396.0
@realDonaldTrump As I always feared, Trump is trying to pivot fears about the coronavirus into fears against foreig… https://t.co/4c4KntSHde— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1584111452.0
@realDonaldTrump Only 40 deaths? Were they perfect deaths?— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@Dr. Jeffrey Guterman)1584111217.0
@realDonaldTrump 5 tests per million Americans is essentially none.— Natalie (@Natalie)1584111341.0
@realDonaldTrump Lunatic— mandy (@mandy)1584112056.0
@realDonaldTrump You are truly an idiot.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1584111264.0
@realDonaldTrump 1.) Wash your hands. 2.) Avoid touching face. 3.) Cough into your sleeve. 4.) Don’t listen to t… https://t.co/Vg3GdApVVv— Daniel Lawrence Macy (@Daniel Lawrence Macy)1584111436.0
@realDonaldTrump The. Virus. Is. Already. WITHIN. Our. Borders. Fucking asshole.— Pé (@Pé)1584111799.0
@realDonaldTrump 1. There have been very few COVID-19 cases in Mexico, Captain Wall. 2. We have NO IDEA how many… https://t.co/BbcDFQaE82— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️)1584111323.0