The United States now has more than 5 million novel coronavirus infections — and President Donald Trump is still insisting, as he has for months, that the situation is totally under control.
CNN on Monday played a damning supercut of Trump’s failed predictions about the coronavirus pandemic, starting as far back as January when he told CNBC that “it’s one person coming in from China and we have it under control, it’s going to be just fine.”
“5 million is not just fine,” interjected host John Berman. “And it’s 5 million more than the close to zero the president promised in March.”
He then cut to Trump saying five months ago that America only had 15 COVID infections and the number would soon be “close to zero.”
The next clip showed Trump talking about having the entire economy reopened by Easter — and since then, Berman noted, an additional 4.5 million got infected with the disease.
The supercut also showed Trump in June declaring that the virus was “dying out,” which came right before a massive surge in cases throughout the United States.
“‘It’s dying out, we’re not concerned, we’re winning the fight’ — well, it’s not, and we are definitely not winning,” commented CNN’s Erica Hill. “Less than two months later, this is where we stand. Over 5 million confirmed cases — keep in mind, those are just the confirmed cases — nearly 163,000 Americans are dead.”
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