Trump on US coronavirus deaths: ‘It is what it is’

Trump on US coronavirus deaths: 'It is what it is' 1


President Donald Trump said the United States' staggering death toll from coronavirus "is what it is" in a new interview, again giving his administration credit for its response despite ongoing surges in new cases and a human toll that far outpaces that of any other nation.
When confronted with the US' daily death toll and Trump's messaging on the pandemic during an interview with Axios on HBO that aired Monday night, the President grew defensive and appeared frustrated by Jonathan Swan's questions about the crisis.
"I've gone to your rallies. I've talked to your people. They love you. They listen to you. They listen to every word you say. They hang on your every word," Swan said. "And so when they hear you say, 'everything's under control. Don't worry about wearing masks,' I mean, these are people — many of them are older people."
"Well, what's your definition of control?" Trump replied, adding: "I think it's under control."
"How? A thousand Americans are dying a day," Swan said.
"They are dying. That's true. And you — it is what it is," Trump said emphatically. "But that doesn't mean we aren't doing everything we can. It's under control as much as you can control it."
Trump has frequently defended his administration's performance to the pandemic but rarely expresses grief for the victims. When the US surged past 100,000 confirmed deaths in late May — after weeks of Trump projecting a toll well short of that mark — the President declined to make a public statement until the next day, tweeting about the victims amid a morning tweetstorm of insults and grievances.
When pressed on the US death toll in the Axios interview, Trump repeatedly pointed to the proportion of deaths to confirmed coronavirus cases, rather than the proportion of deaths to the US population, a figure that is arguably more telling of the state of the pandemic in the country given that the US has less than 5% of the world's population but around 25% of global deaths from Covid-19.

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87 Comments on "Trump on US coronavirus deaths: ‘It is what it is’"

  1. Trump basically dipped the whole nation in “chocolate”.

  2. Watch AXIOS’ Jonathan Swan’s entire interview with Trump here:

  3. edgardo martinez | August 4, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

    He’s delusional, and he’s still our president.😨 Shame on us.

  4. ” It is what it is ” President of the United States , heard around the world. 🙄

    • My Teams Suck | August 4, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      @Matt Thompson liar

    • My Teams Suck | August 4, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      @Matt Thompson coming from a party that is profit over people

    • Can anyone provide me the data if mask work or lockdown work? Lockdown has cause the U.S. $30 Trillions in debt and millions of people out of a job. I don’t think mask work and lockdown work even if it does I will not force people to wear a mask because is hard to breathe and force people to lockdown because it’s taking away our freedom. In the U.S. alone more than 2.8 million people died in the U.S. last year and we did not shutdown the economy. Instead of blaming Donald Trump people need to take responsibility. I will give you just 5 facts that can lower America’s deaths.
      1. Eat healthy
      2. Exercise
      3. Don’t drink and drive
      4. Avoid smoking
      5. Stop commiting crimes

    • Paula Sparrow | August 4, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      @A A how did you get to that figure?

    • The law of identity. The president is very smart.

  5. It is what it is: Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV!

  6. “It is what it is” …. while tRump is lining his pockets on the taxpayers expense…

  7. seeking wisdom | August 4, 2020 at 7:45 PM | Reply

    He got stuck and said, “you can’t do that!”
    Trump might as well have said, “mommy the game is cheating again!”

  8. I couldn’t have done this interview, I would have slapped him especially when he pulls out charts and argues

  9. Edward Jones | August 4, 2020 at 7:46 PM | Reply

    The Lincoln Project is going to have a field day with this interview.

  10. Turbo Nutter Bastard | August 4, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

    “We’re last meaning we’re first”

    I’m actually surprised he hasn’t said this sooner as an excuse for one of his other failings.

  11. Flavius Stilicho | August 4, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

    _“ … nobody likes me ….”_ – *Trump the Clown getting one right, for once*


      We are nearing the Tribulation and Christ is at the door ready to come back for his bride! The church will soon be raptured. Look at the signs and warnings we are in the days of sorrows!
      Earthquakes everywhere
      Economic collapse
      Push for Digital currency, one religion and one government!
      Fires and wild unpredictable storms
      Locust plaques with a mass famine coming this fall for the whole world
      Calling good evil and evil good
      Laughers and mockers
      Wars and rumors of wars
      We are the fig tree generation

      Corinthians 15: 1-4
      Romans 10: 9-10
      John 3:16


      1 Corinthians 15:1-4

      1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
      2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
      3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
      4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures

      God created us to be with him
      Our sins separate us from God
      Sins cannot be removed by good deeds
      Paying the price for sin, Jesus Christ was crucified for us, died and rose again
      Everyone who trusts in him alone has eternal life
      Life with Jesus Christ starts now and lasts forever!

      How to be saved in Jesus Christ….
      The ABCs of salvation
      A- Admit you are a sinner
      Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one
      Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
      Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
      B- Believe that Jesus Christ paid for your sins at the cross
      Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
      Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
      Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
      10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
      C- Confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and call upon him
      Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
      10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
      13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

      We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are born sinners.
      Jesus Christ meets us where we are at and changes us after the fact.

      Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
      JUSTIFIED= Just if ID never sinned in the first place
      Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
      Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us
      Repent(Change your mind about your sin condition and understand that you are a sinner deserving death) and be born again in Jesus Christ….
      John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
      Receive the Holy Spirit….
      John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
      Then read the Holy Bible- Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth….
      2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

      Accept Gods Salvation Today!
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    • Rajes Ramiah | August 4, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      D best comment I HV herad since covid 19

    • @1tonykirkTroll account posting falsehoods and garbage.

    • @Terry Strayer Yes, please. Let’s make 2020 a bloodbath for the morally bankrupt GOP.

    • “It must be my personality” tRUMP

  12. Juan Santiago | August 4, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

    He needs to get the virus so he can see how serious it is

  13. ShutUpAndDance! | August 4, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

    Trump: “REOPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!”
    Barron’s school is closed for in-person teaching.
    Trump: “REOPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!”

  14. Who is giving him this info. It’s embarrassing.

  15. Mind boggling there are people who worship this hideous monster.

    • Mind boggling only to those who have one. And unfortunately, that does not apply to you 🙁

    • Austin Goettlicher | August 4, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      Read the story of the Antichrist. They are blind.

    • Also, every great figure in history has devoted followers and bitter enemies. Trump has done some shameful things, yes, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t made some great contributions to the nation. So next time, think about both sides of the problem before you go around criticising blatantly

    • Michael Newell | August 4, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      Yeah the top 90% of the wealthy in the world!

    • Austin Goettlicher | August 4, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @Rita Liao Mate, people are going to destroy you for that comment. So just take this as a more reasonable approach to other answers you might read. You’re wrong. He only contributes to himself. Period.

  16. When someone says “it is what it is”…that means he can’t do anything about it! He doesn’t care!

    • Terry Strayer | August 4, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @Samson 001 yo idiot I’m 60 years old and there’s always been wars and rumors of wars you realize all the apostles thought that Jesus would be back to get them to write

    • Terry Strayer | August 4, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @Samson 001 but when you do realize that Samson was based around this other guy named Hercules and most of the stories in the Bible are barred from some other culture right

    • Terry Strayer you still have time! I pray you wake up and accept Jesus Christ as your savior! Not much time left

    • My Teams Suck | August 4, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      Hopefully he won’t care when he loses in November

    • @Samson 001 Your that hobo on the street with the time is near sign. Everyone thinks your crazy

  17. Maxwell Clarke | August 4, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

    The most embattled President in US history.

  18. Julius Moore | August 4, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

    He’s using this virus as his weapon of distruction.

  19. Trump: “Everything in this world is wrong and fake UNLESS I BENEFIT!”

  20. Wolfgang Ramminger | August 4, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

    The most important sentence: We are lower than the world! Stupidity pure!

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