Donald Trump began a news conference on Wednesday by falsely claiming that the United States is doing better than Europe with coronavirus pandemic response.
We are not.
This is an obvious lie.
Though more than 160,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, Trump kept his eyes on the prize. Behind the impeached president, a chart of the stock market [image via CSPAN]
Trump begins his news conference by falsely claiming that the US is doing better than Europe as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic.
Just blatantly false.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 12, 2020
Trump begins by boasting about the stock market and the economy in general, then favorably comparing US statistics to Europe's. He says the US will help Europe. (Again, European countries have largely done much better than the US in suppressing the pandemic.)
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 12, 2020
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 12, 2020