Trump Sounds Positively Triumphant About His Administration’s Handling Of COVID

President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 10, 2020. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump sounded positively triumphant at a news conference Friday, celebrating the stock market and a drop in the total estimated death toll from the disease.

Roughly 18,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University’s count midday Friday. And the government’s infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday that 60,000 Americans could ultimately die from the disease — a huge toll, though a downward revision from earlier projections.

After a word on the upcoming the Easter holiday, global oil production and the border wall with Mexico, Trump nearly celebrated the potentially massive death toll.

“Tremendous progress is being made,” he said.

Compared to the White House’s previous projection that at least 100,000 people could die from the disease, “I think we will be substantially under that number,” Trump said.

“Hard to believe that if you had 60,000 — you can never be happy — but that’s a lot fewer than we were originally told and thinking.”

“We’ll see what it ends up being but it looks like we’re headed to a number substantially below the 100,000 that would be the low mark,” he added. “I hope that bears out.”

Just a few minutes later, the President was celebrating the stock market.

“In four days, we had the biggest stock market increase that we’ve had in 50 years,” Trump said. “That tells you that there’s a pent-up demand. That tells you they want to get back.”

“There’s something good going to happen, I really believe that,” he added. “There’s something very good going to happen. We have to get back.”

Despite the “horrible dark period” created by the pandemic, Trump said, “we done well, and I guess the market thinks we’ve done well.”

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  1. Has he seen the mass grave being dug in Hart Island NY yet?

    IMHO…any mass grave should be dug up in Mar-a-Lago!

    Great job Covidiot Trumpy…in unnecessarily killing thousands of Americans and in pushing so hard to kill more Americans for Wallstreet $$$!

    And you have done a a great job of NOT testing the American population because of your incompetence and your re-election obsession…Us has only tested approx. 0.30% per 1M population…

    Where are the test kits for ALL Americans?


    We all know what happens when Covidiot Trumpy uses his BIGLY “A Brain”…his Mendacious, Malicious, Malignant Narcissistic Brain tells him ME ME ME ME!

    When REAL American lives imitate REEL art…


    Watch out for the “Coming Soon” 2nd Covid Task Force that focuses on the Trumpian Economy starring Kudlow and Nepotistism Violator Ivanka!


    Task Force 1: Kushner will seize “our” supply and dole out to Trumpian Sycophantic Governors = Trumpian Corruption BLAT System…(Sim to Russian corruption system of bartering when goods and services are in dire need) otherwise known as QPQ!

    Task Force 2: Ivanka will sell great economic recovery just like she did by when she lied about their Trump Biz occupancy rate to sell more condos…Then Kudlow will sell OK to KAG (Kill American Geriatrics) for Wallstreet $$$ because he is a “Social Scientist”

    All told…Trump Regime and Trump Crime Family/Cronies will kill more Americans and bankrupt our country!

  2. Trump was born a goon. He is still a goon. He will always be a goon.

  3. Keep talking, fat boy. It’s doing wonders for your polls.

  4. You got yer run-o-the-mill idiots, then you got yer above-grade idiots, then you got yer world-class idiots, then there’s Current Occupant. Anyone need a chart to grasp the comparatives?

  5. Trump: “<Vague disconnected-from-reality bullshit.>”

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