President Donald Trump has again revised the projected coronavirus death toll upwards, now saying that 110,000 people or more people could be lost due to the pandemic.
Appearing on Fox & Friends Friday morning, the president forecasted that the death toll, which now stands slightly in excess of 75,000 according to Johns Hopkins, would grow by another 25,000-35,000.
“We’ll be at 100,000, 110. The lower level of what was projected if we did the shutdown,” Trump said, referencing a March 31 forecast which predicted 100,000-240,000 deaths. However, on April 10, Trump said that the number would come in “substantially under” 100,000.
Eighteen days ago Trump said the final death toll would be 50,000-60,000. On Fox he now says it’ll be 100,000-110,000. In two weeks his “estimate” has doubled. Where is the accountability?
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) May 8, 2020