On Thursday, President Donald Trump told the nation at his latest press briefing that the curve has flattened and the peak of new cases has already passed — something that may be true in many parts of the country, but that is still not the case in every state and doesn't guarantee it is safe to return to normal activity.
President Trump: "Our experts say the curve has flattened and the peak in new cases is behind us."— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1587075097.0
Commenters on social media criticized Trump's attitude, some of them bringing up how bad conditions still are in their own states.
@YoYo69498756 @Yamiche They have only tested 1% of the country. It’s absurd for anyone to suggest we know how widespread this is.— Help Dems Win Georgia (@Help Dems Win Georgia)1587075306.0
@Yamiche My gov just said today we are a few weeks from peak— Sassy_Tiff 💛 (@Sassy_Tiff 💛)1587076401.0
@Yamiche Umm. Wisconsin's Governor just extended our stay at home order until May 26th.— Donuts before Bronuts💛🐝 (@Donuts before Bronuts💛🐝)1587076631.0
@trytostopJane @Yamiche Neither has Kansas. We just got equipment to do testing #TrumpPandemic #TrumpGenocide #WhereAreTheTests #StayHome— 🇺🇸☇B. B.🍺 🐾🌊 (@🇺🇸☇B. B.🍺 🐾🌊)1587076327.0
@SOStruth @Yamiche Numbers will keep climbing for weeks. There shall be no victory here.— BelgianLibtard 🇧🇪 (@BelgianLibtard 🇧🇪)1587075535.0
@KAAD_PHLNJNYC @Yamiche I can't stand to watch these things anymore. Is he following along with his finger again?— M. Nasty Women Vote (@M. Nasty Women Vote)1587075469.0
@GrandmaIsPissed @Yamiche No, but Dr. Oz does. 😳— Dayle Winston Brand (@Dayle Winston Brand)1587075328.0