WASHINGTON – Donald Trump Jr. Falsely stated on Thursday that the number of Covid-19 infections had dropped to “almost nothing”, despite about 1,000 deaths reported in the US that same day.
In an interview on Fox News “The Ingraham Angle”, the president’s son said that medical experts were talking about the rise of cases as “really stupid people.”
“I went through the CDC data, because I kept hearing about new infections, but I was wondering, ‘Well why aren’t they talking about this?’” Said Trump Jr.. , because the number is almost nothing. Because we have this under control, we understand how it works. They have a way to cope with this. “
“It’s almost nothing,” he repeated, adding that the US is “doing better than Europe in a positive way.”
He mocked Democrats, who supported certain restrictions. “Why don’t we close in 10 or 15 years?” Trump Jr., who said kids can learn on their iPhones.
His comments came the same day the United States reported a new record day of Covid-19 infection on Thursday, with nearly 90,000 cases positive, according to Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Resource Center. Nearly 1,000 people in the US also died on Thursday.