New York Day by day Information makes use of outdated Donald Trump quote to mark 500,000 deaths from COVID-19
The newspaper recalled the then president, who boasted on February 26 last year that there were only 15 cases of coronavirus in the United States and that these infections “will go to zero” within a few days.
“So far from zero,” the tabloid read on the front page:
However, Trump’s claim contradicted his own testimony in a phone call with journalist Bob Woodward on February 7, 2020 that the virus was “deadly”.
“You just breathe the air and so it’s over,” Trump told Woodward at the time. “And that is very difficult. It’s very tricky. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous river. “
Despite his private recognition, Trump later repeatedly downplayed the threat posed by the virus in public, mocking people wearing masks to contain its spread, pointing out unproven drugs, and even considering injecting disinfectant as a treatment during a press conference – before contracting COVID -19 himself and three days in the hospital.
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