Trump Coronavirus Hoax
Donald Trump doubled, tripled, quadrillioned down on the Trump Coronavirus Hoax theme today while speaking at an auto plant in Michigan.
The hoaxes just never end with Trump, don’t they.
President Donald Trump said the U.S. government was working closely with China to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has killed at least 171 people, predicting “a very good ending” for the United States.
“We are working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us, that I can assure you,” Trump said Thursday while visiting a manufacturing plant for auto supplier Dana in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Trump said U.S. officials believe “we have it all under control,” adding that it’s a “very small problem in this country.”
Trump’s comments come hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first human transmission of the virus in the U.S. The World Health Organization declared the fast-spreading outbreak a global health emergency earlier Thursday.
Trump’s assurance on containing the coronavirus came toward the end of a roughly 30-minute speech in the battleground state, much of which he used to celebrate the signing on Wednesday of a new North American trade deal. “The USMCA is an especially big win for American auto workers,” he said at the facility, which makes parts for vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Super Duty pickups. “It’s coming back. […]