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!"
Great credit being given for our Coronavirus response, except in the Fake News. They are a disgrace to America!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1589204717.0
Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere. Big progress being made!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1589205417.0
His claims were met with anger and disbelief.
1.3M cases. 80K dead. That's not anyone's definition of "progress" unless you're the grim reaper. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/9wEw9zUrEd— Brian J. Karem (@Brian J. Karem)1589206648.0
@realDonaldTrump 'Going down'? Where? 80,802 Americans are dead. How many people in the White House have been infec… https://t.co/q79ROutIf8— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1589205703.0
@realDonaldTrump the White House is the latest covid hot spot but whatever, my deranged dude— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1589205723.0
@realDonaldTrump Tell us AGAIN @realDonaldTrump what a "A SPECTACULAR JOB" you're doing: 70+ DAYS WASTED 33.5 MIL… https://t.co/eXv6OedtrD— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻)1589205560.0
@realDonaldTrump Sir, the coronavirus is immune to your lies, it just multiplies.— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1589206765.0
@realDonaldTrump You're lying a lie about a lie about a lie, you lying liar of lies. https://t.co/YIC3z38VUw— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1589205826.0
@realDonaldTrump We seen this deadly movie before. Believe him at your own peril. https://t.co/pTGFVJU33V— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1589205684.0
@realDonaldTrump MORE LIES, unless by "almost everywhere" you really mean "almost nowhere." The number of cases an… https://t.co/vN4kEbq5KZ— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1589206920.0
@realDonaldTrump It is not just a virus or a pandemic. It's a global IQ test. That you failed.— Thorsten (@Thorsten)1589206283.0
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS Known #Covid19 cases increasing in Minnesota, Arizona, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Sout… https://t.co/QlWtzB6DE1— Alex Howard (@Alex Howard)1589206041.0
@realDonaldTrump Actually, the RATE of new infections is slightly decreasing in the U.S. The NUMBER of new infecti… https://t.co/fY57YdtnyW— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️)1589205629.0