NBC News reports:
In the predawn hours of March 30, Dr. Deborah Birx stepped in front of the camera on the White House lawn and made an alarming prediction about the coronavirus, which had, by then, killed fewer than 3,000 people in the United States.
“If we do things together, well, almost perfectly, we can get in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities,” Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, told Savannah Guthrie of NBC News’ “Today” show.
“We don’t even want to see that,” she added, before Guthrie cut her off. On Saturday, Birx’s prediction came true, as the number of lives lost to Covid-19 in the U.S. topped 200,000.
200,000 Americans are now dead because we have an incompetent chief executive who cares about no one except himself.
Yes, this election just got more complicated, but this isn’t complicated –
if Trump wins, another 200,000 die.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 19, 2020
A political party which allowed 200,000 innocent people to DIE is running around calling itself “pro–life.”
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 19, 2020
In Trump’s twisted mind—“if you take the blue states out,” very few Americans died on 9/11 too.
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) September 17, 2020
Praising his own virus response as deaths near 200,000, Trump says, “if you take the blue states out, we’re at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.” pic.twitter.com/ezAU5IJIcQ
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) September 16, 2020