Trump Says up to 100,000 Americans Could Die in Pandemic

Elias Hubbard
May 5, 2020

"I never had a fried who had the flu and he died. And what do you say to the people who are really angry about these lingering closures?" asked Baier.

"Stanley Chera. He went to the hospital, he calls me up and he goes I tested positive". "But it's still going to be, no matter how you look at it, at the lower end of the plane if we didn't shut down". "I think the whole world can see now, remember, China has a history of infecting the world and running substandard laboratories", Pompeo added. "He didn't call. I called the hospital and he was in a coma". "That's a frightful thing".

Taking away the fact that Lincoln was the first USA president to ever be assassinated, it seems Trump was essentially claiming that the public scrutiny Lincoln got for his Civil War decisions pales in comparison to the tough questions the current president faces on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

"We're going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to a 100,000 people".

Trump increased his projection for the total USA death toll to as many as 100,000 - up from the 60,000 figure he suggested just a few weeks ago.

As part of his "America First" policy, Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to see United States companies move their foreign operations back to America from countries like Ireland.

The US leader has criticised FOX recently, casting the conservative-leaning network as insufficiently supportive.

But Mr Trump expressed optimism about the development of a vaccine, saying one would be ready by the end of this year - although public health experts believe it will take 12 to 18 months.

"I say there's a awful thing that's happened....something's happened but we're going to get out of it and our country is going to be bigger, better and stronger " after it, Trump said.

"Even when you are in uncharted waters, it doesn't mean you proceed blindly", he said.

"I think that will be done".

"I don't care, I just want to get a vaccine that works".

Developing a vaccine against the coronavirus could take "years", Germany's health minister Jens Spahn said on ARD television.

Asked if he wanted the USA to develop the vaccine before any other country, the President replied: "I don't care, I just want to get a vaccine that works", adding "if it's another country I'll take my hat off".

In response to questions from a teacher and a student, Trump said Sunday he wants schools and universities to reopen in the fall.

"We'll put out the embers, we'll put out whatever it may be".

The president's rejection of global cooperation, said the Center for a New American Security's Ilan Goldberg, could be a move with ramifications on a world-historic scale.

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