Trump falsely touts US Covid-19 death rate

Trump falsely touts US Covid-19 death rate 1

 

During a meandering and occasionally hostile interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump made a very bold claim: that the United States has the lowest mortality rate from Covid-19 anywhere in the world.
"I heard we have one of the lowest, maybe the lowest, mortality rate anywhere in the world," Trump told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "Do you have the numbers please? I heard we had the best mortality rate," he added to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who was off-camera.
When McEnany returned with a piece of paper, Trump turned on Wallace. "Number one low mortality rate," he said, attacking Wallace for reporting "fake news" in the process. "You said we had the worst mortality rate in the world, and we have the best."
But the President's claim is not true. And it's not even close.
The US in fact has one of the highest death rates from the coronavirus of any country, and is worse than several badly-hit countries like Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
#Covid-19 #CNN #Trump

81 Comments on "Trump falsely touts US Covid-19 death rate"

  1. timber_beast | July 20, 2020 at 4:40 PM | Reply

    “falsely touts” in my house is just called a LIE.

  2. Trump: “I’ve heard we have one of the lowest, if not THE lowest mortality rates anywhere in the world.”
    I’ve heard? Heard from who exactly? That’s the same thing as Trump saying, “Many People have told me”…which really means voices in my head and imaginary people have told me.

    • @Ras Merkabah….3.72348% of 329,586,555 (US population) is 12,272,089 dead.
      Brazil’s morbidity rate – 3.7792452830189%
      India’s morbidity rate – 2.4550892857143%
      South Africa’s morbidity rate – 1.3831550802139%
      Russia’s morbidity rate – 1.5993564993565%
      Any questions?

    • Tim Hannigan | July 20, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      @Don Siesling trrump has low morals, get it?

    • Christmas Lore | July 20, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      @Ras Merkabah : global: including the US… If you compare country by country, the USA are only 7th…not that “great” for supposedly the most advanced country in the world.

    • You can look it up yourself on John Hopkins website. No math needed it’s all broken down there the honest way.

    • It was probably those big tough guys that called crying. Remember

  3. Therese Nydahl | July 20, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply

    I’m sorry but if you elect someone like President Crazypants, then this is what you get🙄

  4. Exactly. His staff is just telling him what he wants to hear. That’s it. Exposed. F trump

    • Starkisha Brown | July 20, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      @Brenda McMath Trump is a liar! What happened to the swamp he was supposed to drain. He filled swamp with more monsters

    • Yup 😂

    • Brenda McMath | July 20, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      @Starkisha Brown I give u that . Trump looks alot better of a candidate then Biden who is Biden VP

    • Starkisha Brown | July 20, 2020 at 10:26 PM | Reply

      @Brenda McMath Why do you feel that Trump would be better then Biden?

    • Brenda McMath | July 20, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      @Starkisha Brown how long has Biden been in politics what has he real done I don’t think any other president would have done any better with covid then Trump has done . I watch CNN an Fox . so far fox sounds alot more credible then CNN . like gorge Floyd that was wrong CNN white cop kills black man .why wasent it corrupt cop kills American citizen.

  5. Mark Greenhowe | July 20, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    There are restaurants in Europe with signs outside saying “Americans must be accompanied by an adult”

    Yep, the US is officially a joke.

  6. OT: politics aside, he looks absolutely disgusting🤢🤮

  7. Remember, Dictatorboy Trump never went to school. He doesn’t exactly know math or science. Daddy and money aren’t getting him out of this. 😷😷😷

    • @Kathy Do u all bother to even check if what they are saying Is true by doing your due diligence. Or do u take all at face value??? Real question.

    • mandy Louise | July 20, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      How the heck do you know so much ? Trump is 99 percent smarter than you jerks. He could have been a drunk like his brother but he chose to work. Trump 2020. Everyone is just jealous of Trump. Trump 2020.

    • mandy Louise | July 20, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      Abe Lincoln what rock have you been under? I guess you love the evil Democrats that let looters destroy their cities! Then they want the tax payers to rebuild their cities. Nope. Not going to happen. Joe Biden is a sick old grandpa. Would you vote your senile grandpa for President ? No I didn’t think so ! Trump 2020

    • mandy Louise | July 20, 2020 at 10:26 PM | Reply

      Karen Smith Joe Biden is a sick old man! No one had to lie about Joe. One look at Joe and you see a sick old senile man that tells people to play their record player to keep up to date. He doesn’t know his wife from his sister and he sure doesn’t know which state he is in. He loves to sniff women’s hair. Joe Biden rambles on and on about nothing. Joe Biden had 40 years to do something good but all he did was shove women in a corner and tell black people they are not black. Trump 2020.

    • mandy Louise | July 20, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      He is 99 per cent smarter than you. He is President and you are not. Trumps parents have been dead a long time. Trump is a smart business man. He could have been a drunk like his loser brother. But no Trump is a worker. People are just jealous of Donald. Get over it. Trump 2020. I see dumb people riding in a car alone wearing a mask. How stupid. ! Will a mask keep you from getting shingles ? No it will not. This is just their way of bringing in the new world order. They have you stupid people right where they want you. Why do you think all businesses are running out of coins.? New world order people. ! Masks won’t save you from the new world order. After the election you will never hear of the Cronovirus again. Trump 2020.

  8. One of the stupidest comments (and there were ALOT) in this interview, was that he said “Beautiful World Wars”

    • Michael Kirkpatrick | July 20, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      yeah.. i was stunned when i heard that one. “give me the death list” was another eye popper. As you say, just couple of examples of many moronic statements.

  9. I’m going to have the best party of my life when this President is kicked out of office

  10. “A different version of facts” To my knowledge that constitutes a lie, no?

  11. The Real Wolf | July 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Reply

    It must be nice to be president. He is tested each day, denies the numbers and does nothing.

  12. Wallace should’ve grabbed that paper and show it to everyone…it was probably the lunch order memo lol🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ what a disgrace of a president , seriously.

  13. Eevees Closet | July 20, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    This interview was a straight embarrassment for Trump.

    • Eevees Closet: If President Trump was straight he would have made more sense.

    • Bladerunner 1986 | July 20, 2020 at 8:30 PM | Reply

      @R McBride same and you can see how much the truth hurts his feelings but when it’s costing thousands of lives it’s not good enough

    • Carmen Rivera | July 20, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      He actually doesn’t care he has no shame he doesn’t know what the word means.

    • Katy Sue Who | July 20, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

      TONEakaSHOW I’m very, very sad to say it, but we can’t spread the shame around to all of humanity. The humiliation is ours- America’s.

      I have resisted him and his hate every step of the way, but I’m still utterly humiliated by his bonkers, toddler-style bs drivel.

    • @TONEakaSHOW Your the true embarrassment do the country a favor move to Canada.

  14. Nancy M Ross | July 20, 2020 at 5:23 PM | Reply

    The interview with Chris Wallace demonstrated just how far out of touch with reality Trump is. This is not a political issue. Trump ignores actual reality and goes with the reality he wants. I don’t care what political party is involved. It does not matter. Refusal to accept actual reality is dangerous. Making it political does a disservice to the people of this country.

    • Everyone is Beautiful | July 20, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      20 % mortality rates for high risk population in USA, Ras. Go Fishz.

    • @Ras Merkabah It depends on how you define mortality rate.
      More testing, more infection and less mortality rate.

    • Hanny Hawkins | July 20, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      Ras Merkabah Yes. Source? America’s death rate is nearly 100 times my own country’s. (Australia). America’s deaths per million population: 434. Dozens of countries have rates of 10 or below. Only 6 countries have a higher death rate than America.

    • @mandy Louise Lmao unfounded conspiracy theories, good job Karen.

    • So Nancy, what’s the real mortality rate? You’ know exactly how many Russia, Iran, Brazil, or even Mexico? Who’s out of touch with reality here? The article is a hit piece. Watch the full interview.

  15. Reading his niece’s book, it’s clear that he’s created a reality in which he’s winning the election and beating covid because his ego CANNOT cope with *actual* reality

  16. “I heard we have the lowest mortality rate” YOU HEARD?!?!? You’re the freaking POTUS!

  17. Chris Wallace had to be like: “We all know he’s lying. His staff knows he’s lying. Holy crap, how do I leave the twilight zone!”

  18. I’m sure most Americans are reasonable people. I feel bad that they have to put up with such crazy president.

  19. Brandi Gonwa Photography | July 20, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Reply

    everything out of his mouth is a lie…

  20. He had been lying his whole life, is his way of living and do business, but the country is not one of his companies.
    Take him out this November and send him to jail, where he belong.

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