'It affects elderly people ... that's it': Trump falsely downplays coronavirus to Ohio supporters
Donald Trump at a rally in Ohio (image via @atrupar, Twitter).

At a rally in Ohio on Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that coronavirus only affects the elderly, and that young people don't die from the illness.


The president has repeatedly sought to downplay the virus, openly admitting this was his strategy to journalist Bob Woodward even as he acknowledged it was potentially lethal.