Trump erroneously cited the recent rise of coronavirus cases reported in Europe to show that the United States is doing better than European countries with much lower case levels. He perjured former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden have committed “treason”.
He has unfoundedly stated that college football players will not have serious problems with the coronavirus because they are very healthy. He has theorized New York City recently fired a large number of police. And he erroneously suggested that he signed an executive order preventing deportation.
Trump talked about the number of new coronavirus infections that were increasing in many European countries, while it was decreasing in the US.
“Last week, France and Germany both recorded the highest number of new cases in three months,”; he said. “Unfortunately, the seven-day median case rate in Germany has risen 62 percent since last week. And that’s really regrettable. It’s up 82 percent in France.”
The President continues by citing increases in Spain, Great Britain and other European countries.
The first event: While it is true that the number of newly reported daily cases in the US is declining and the number of cases in many European countries is increasing, Trump mistakenly missed it: not to mention that European countries still have few. far more cases than the United States even after their recent increase and even population adjustment.
On August 3, Germany’s average was 720 new cases. That’s a 19 percent increase, not a 62 percent increase. (Trump is unclear about when exactly he started and stopped his calculations; as large a gain as he cited it can be achieved by starting the clock in July.)
The President wrongly said that New York City fired the police officers without justification.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio should immediately re-hire all the policemen that were fired without justification. They were fired. I guess that was part of bringing down the Democrats’ police. They were. should hire the best of New York City, “Trump said.
The first event: New York City police officers were not systematically fired.
Trump’s statement that the New York police were fired is false. He is making the decision to cancel a rookie class with the firing of active officers.
The canceled rookie class was scheduled to begin next month, and the cancellation was part of a citywide recruitment freeze. Another rookie class is currently scheduled for October.
While discussing the coronavirus and asking schools to reopen, Trump also mentioned his desire to put college football into action and said that the players won’t have “big problems” with the coronavirus.
“These are strong young people, they won’t have big problems with the Chinese virus,” Trump said of the players. Trump also said that he hopes the student athletes “will be able to fight [the virus] turn off “and say” most of them will never suffer, according to statistics. ”
In a radio interview that morning, Trump made similar remarks about college football, saying that “the disease affects young people very little, the immune system and Plus, they’re in good health. “
This situation has been found “in at least five Big Ten Conference athletes and among a number of other athletes in other conferences”, according to the ESPN source. Potential health risks associated with heart conditions have prompted meetings during conferences across the US, ESPN reported.
During the press conference, Trump also repeated some false statements.
Asked about millions of people facing the possibility of deportation, Trump said, “We don’t allow that to happen. … We won’t let everyone – Democrats, maybe. They don’t care, but I care. And we signed an executive offer – you know, executive order – you know that, yes. And we don’t let people get kicked out of the house. ”
When he said, “We don’t let people get kicked out,” Trump could be making a future promise instead of simply describing his executive order. But at least he left the impression open that the order itself prevented deportation.
Obama, Biden and “traitor”
During the second consecutive press conference, Trump claimed that former President Barack Obama committed treason for allegedly spying on his campaign. This time, Trump added former Vice President Joe Biden to the list.
“We got Joe Biden, President Obama, the whole group,” Trump said and added, “This is an illegal act like no other illegal action. This is treason. This is treason. Highest level of treason. And Obama and Biden were arrested for spying on my campaign. ”
Faction before: Nothing related to the investigation of the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia nearly satisfies the Constitution’s definition of treason. There is no evidence that Obama or Biden did anything illegal. And there is no evidence that either Obama or Biden personally directed the FBI to survey people during Trump’s campaign.
Additionally, FBI Director Christopher Wray, who was appointed by Trump, has said that he will not use the word “spy” to describe what he calls “surveillance operations”. But that is more subjective.