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As US Death Toll Nears 11,000, Trump Tells A Worried Nation: ‘Things Are Going Really Well’


As US Death Toll Nears 11,000, Trump Tells A Worried Nation: ‘Things Are Going Really Well’

President Trump on Monday told reporters that “things are going really well” as the U.S. death toll soared to nearly 11,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

“Stay inside and let’s win this and let’s get our country open as soon as we can,” Trump said during his daily White House press briefing.

“I think it’s going to be sooner than people think,” he said. “Things are going really well, again light at the end of the tunnel.”

The U.S. added more than 1,240 deaths as of Monday afternoon, bringing the US COVID-19 death toll to more than 10,850 deaths.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. had risen to over 364,880 as of Monday afternoon.

Trump lashed out at several reporters on Monday, attacking ABC’s Jon Karl as a “third-rate reporter.”

Trump also claimed that a dire 34-page inspector general report finding “severe” shortages of critical supplies at hospitals to fight the novel coronavirus is “just wrong.”

The president, who recently fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, implied that he is mistrustful of inspectors general more broadly.

“Did I hear the word inspector general?” Trump said in response to a White House reporter’s question about the report’s findings, which were based on a survey of 323 randomly selected hospitals across the country.

“It’s just wrong,” Trump said of the report.

The report found “severe” shortages of tests and long wait times as long as 7 days for hospitals.

It also reported “widespread” shortfalls of protective equipment such as masks for health workers, something that doctors and nurses have also noted for weeks.

“The level of anxiety among staff is like nothing I’ve ever seen,” one hospital administrator said in the report.


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