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President Donald Trump gave a long, rambling interview to "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday in which he repeated a number of false claims about the United States' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the interview, Trump falsely claimed that children were "virtually immune" to the disease, that Democrats were only keeping schools closed to hurt him politically, and that the virus "will go away like things go away."
Trump also claimed that "this country has done a great job on the corona," despite the fact that more than 150,000 people have died from the disease in just five months.
Trump's multiple false claims about COVID-19 drew a horrified response on Twitter -- check out some reactions below.
@realDonaldTrump still saying Covid will go away. He’s also saying kids are virtually immune to this problem. I h… https://t.co/ClVC3IpAdY— beautiful_mess 💜 (@beautiful_mess 💜) 1596628539.0
trump just said live on Fox that children are virtually immune to Covid. He said this is "going away like things go away". Idiot.— Kathi COX (@Kathi COX) 1596628522.0
@ddale8 So false--they've got the worst response in the developed world! 156K dead, nearing 5M cases (which is a hu… https://t.co/yo9gqpJgFk— Gregory Pearsoll (@Gregory Pearsoll) 1596628296.0
@ddale8 Corona loves America! Look at how great America is, Corona just can't get enough! Winning bigly on Corona!… https://t.co/XuokZ5ppVd— PiumDink (@PiumDink) 1596628592.0
@ddale8 Now he says All Schools should open! No kids will get sick only one kid has died and he was maybe 18... al… https://t.co/qNDeuDGwNr— Stephen Slayter (@Stephen Slayter) 1596628405.0
@ddale8 ABC just interviewed a child who lost both his parents to COVID-19. If schools reopen while COVID is still… https://t.co/pDeOY4eT1R— NotATweeter16 (@NotATweeter16) 1596628404.0
@ddale8 Imagine the PTSD that kids who make their parents and/or loved ones sick with COVID will feel. It will ruin their lives.— TheCakeisaLie 🇨🇦 (@TheCakeisaLie 🇨🇦) 1596628547.0
@ChidiNwatu @ddale8 He doesn’t care about Barron. Or anyone but himself— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun) 1596628395.0
@ddale8 He’s out of touch with reality, watching this shit makes my brain hurt.— EnergyDonk (@EnergyDonk) 1596628327.0