'Grim reaper' Trump brutally fact-checked for boasting about COVID-19 numbers: 'The White House is a hot spot'

President Donald Trump congratulated himself by falsely claiming coronavirus cases were "going down almost everywhere" -- and he got quickly fact-checked.


The U.S. passed 80,000 deaths and more than 1.3 million cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, and some White House officials are reportedly self-isolating after at least three West Wing staffers have tested positive for the virus.

But the president claimed the pandemic was slowing down and credited himself.

"Great credit being given for our Coronavirus response, except in the Fake News," Trump tweeted. "They are a disgrace to America!"

"Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere," he added. "Big progress being made!"

His claims were met with anger and disbelief.