Donald Trump, on the day the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed 80,000, declared success in the war on coronavirus: “We have met the moment and we have prevailed.”
One week ago today, the impeached and manifestly unfit president of the U.S. said it was too soon to declare “mission accomplished.”
But today, victory has been declared, even as the bodies pile up, with no plan for the pandemic and no end to the pandemic in sight.
“We will transition into greatness -- that's a phrase you're going to hear a lot," Trump said today in the White House Rose Garden.
“The greatness is going to be in the fourth quarter, but it's really going to be next year.”
Trump on WH staff testing positive: I don’t think the system broke down at all. One person tested positive surprisingly because the previous day tested negative pic.twitter.com/I8RQDRdeUi
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 11, 2020
Asked if people should be told to go back to work without more testing capacity, Trump says, "We're leaving that up to the governors." (He's also very vocally pushing governors to reopen things.)
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 11, 2020