During an ABC News town hall in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump once again insisted to host George Stephanopoulos that the Covid-19 coronavirus would just “disappear” even without a vaccine. This time he added a reason why this would occur.
“You’ll develop, you’ll develop herd, like a herd mentality,” explained Trump. “It’s going to be, it’s going to be herd-developed, and that’s going to happen. That will all happen. But with a vaccine, I think it will go away very quickly.”
Herd what? Have you herd that correctly? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines “herd mentality” as “the tendency of the people in a group to think and behave in ways that conform with others in the group rather than as individuals.”
Herd mentality can win this election
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) September 16, 2020
I’ve herd enough of the president’s mentality
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) September 16, 2020
No, no, no. Herd mentality is terrible. That’s why high-waisted jeans made a comeback.
— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) September 16, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump says tonight @ABC the coronavirus will disappear, will go away, even without a vaccine it will go away over time “you’ll develop like a herd mentality, it’s going to be herd developed”…says “we’re rounding the corner” Contrary to what Dr Fauci told me Friday.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 16, 2020
“And you’ll develop, you’ll develop herd — like a herd mentality. It’s going to be — it’s going to be herd developed – and that’s going to happen. That will all happen,” Trump said on ABC Tuesday night. https://t.co/j0169hYUIM
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 16, 2020
Figured out what Trump was talking about when he said “herd mentality” pic.twitter.com/7sK9hPKkMo
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) September 16, 2020