Trump expresses 'heartfelt sympathy' as USA passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Elias Hubbard
May 29, 2020

The president referred to the coronavirus death toll on Thursday morning - when he took to Twitter to write, "We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000".

He acknowledged earlier this week that the death toll would exceed 100,000 but slammed "political hacks" for criticizing his response to the pandemic, arguing his decision to restrict travel from China saved American lives.

Speaking about that, Trump earlier said that this "sad milestone" but the situation in the country was "totally under control" and assured the nation that it was "going to be just fine".

Yesterday, as many American politicians including the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden were sharing their condolences and grief over the grim milestone, Trump was tweeting repeatedly about other issues. "God be with you!" the president wrote.

"I know there's nothing I or anyone else can say or do to tiresome the sharpness of pain you feel right now, but I can promise you from experience - the day will come when the memory of your loved one will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes", Biden said, adding, "My prayer for all of you is that day will come sooner rather than later, but I promise you it will come". That grim benchmark has now been hit though and there are still about 1,000 deaths a day on average in the US.

Globally there have been 5.6 million people recorded as infected and 354,983 deaths since the virus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late past year.

Trump has repeatedly said any death from Covid-19 is tragic. "All across the country, families are mourning loved-ones lost to this disease", House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.

The number of confirmed United States fatalities from the virus exceeded 100,000 on Wednesday.

There is no official record for deaths of Indian-Americans or those who got infected.

China strongly rejected the allegation that it "created" COVID-19.

"Our nation mourns the loss of so many Americans to this deadly pandemic - now more than 100,000 killed, including almost 5,000 in Illinois", Congressman Bill Foster said.

"Our hearts and prayers are with all the families of the more than 100,000 Americans who have lost their lives to the Coronavirus".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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