Boing Boing reports:
Donald Trump, on the day the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed 80,000, declared success in the war on coronavirus: “We have met the moment and we have prevailed.”
One week ago today, the impeached and manifestly unfit president of the U.S. said it was too soon to declare “mission accomplished.”
But today, victory has been declared, even as the bodies pile up, with no plan for the pandemic and no end to the pandemic in sight. “We will transition into greatness — that’s a phrase you’re going to hear a lot,” Trump said today in the White House Rose Garden.
“We have met the moment and we have prevailed,” Trump says at the White House, as COVID-19 deaths go over 80,000.
Previously his son-in-law Jared Kushner said the administration’s response was a “great success story.” At that point deaths were at 58,000. pic.twitter.com/G52OwL3Nf2
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) May 11, 2020
Do your thing. pic.twitter.com/2dC4zbFauf
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 11, 2020
Countries that have done more coronavirus testing per capita than the U.S.
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— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 11, 2020
Asked about his “prevailed” claim, Trump says “we’ve prevailed on *testing,* is what I’m referring to.” (Again, US isn’t at the level experts say is needed.) He says, “You never prevail when you have 90,000 people (dead), 100,000 people, when you have 80,000 people as of today.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 11, 2020
Trump is asked about the comment he just made when he said: “In every generation, through every challenge and hardship and danger, America has risen to the task. We have met the moment and we have prevailed.” He says he meant they have “prevailed on testing”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 11, 2020