- Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Tuesday was the most sobering yet.
- He said the U.S. is in for a “very, very painful two weeks.”
- Trump is a large reason why these upcoming weeks will be so painful.
Donald Trump and his regime have completed a full heel-turn on their coronavirus outlook. First, he called the outbreak a “hoax.” After the first U.S. death, he downplayed the threat, repeating that “it’s only 22 cases.”
But he finally seems to be grasping the magnitude of the situation. During a White House press conference on Tuesday, he said the U.S. is in for a “very, very painful two weeks.”
A Gloomy Press Conference
Tuesday’s press conference was the most somber, realistic update yet. White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx still projected between 100,000-200,000 U.S. deaths.
Trump continued detailing the upcoming hardships for the country:
This is going to be a rough two-week period. When you look at night the kind of death that has been caused by this invisible enemy, it’s incredible.
Trump’s outlook worsened during the same press conference:
This is going to be three weeks like we haven’t seen so far.
They’re (medical professionals) going to be facing a warzone.
When asked about a vaccine, Dr. Fauci said:
At the very best, it’s going to take months.
None of this is great news. But on the bright side, Trump reminded us repeatedly about his decision to stop flights from China. He even touted how great his choice was to ban European flights. Unfortunately, that’s done little to flatten the epidemiological curve.
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