Friday's White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing was filled with wildly false claims about the administration’s supposed success in dealing with COVID-19. With only about 4% of the world’s population, America accounts for more than 25% of worldwide COVID-19 infections and deaths.
ALL POSTS BY Steven Harper
- June 1, 2020
Trump downplayed the coronavirus threat for months and he praised China repeatedly for its transparency in dealing with COVID-19. Then the pandemic decimated the US stock market. When Trump could no longer deny the impact of the virus, he reversed course and blamed China for everything.
- May 27, 2020
Trump has persistently minimized the seriousness of COVID-19 by falsely comparing it to the seasonal flu. Initially, he used the tactic to downplay the virus as it threatened the stock market. This denial and obfuscation squandered precious time, worsened the crisis, and may have cost a number of lives.
- April 28, 2020The World Health Organization is a 194-nation cooperative that promotes public health and saves lives across the globe. Unlike Trump, the WHO responded quickly and aggressively to COVID-19. Now Trump is trying to flip the script — accusing the WHO of incompetence and cover-up.