President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that COVID-19 will go away, even without a vaccine, because with time “you’ll develop herd – like a herd mentality.”
Covid-19 “will go away without the vaccine, George,” Trump claimed during an ABC News town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos.
“With time it goes away. And you’ll develop – you’ll develop herd – like a herd mentality,” Trump said.
“It’s gonna be – It’s gonna be herd developed and that’s gonna happen. That will all happen,” he added.
TRUMP: It is going away
STEPHANOPOULOS: Without a vaccine?
TRUMP: Sure. Over a period of time
S: And many deaths
TRUMP: It's gonna be herd developed pic.twitter.com/dtJRE7XwFX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 16, 2020
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow aired the bizarre clip on her show, pointing out that the president did not seem to know what he was talking about.
“Herd mentality. Herd mentality? You mean herd immunity, that’s what you’re pursuing for us as a country and you don’t even know what it is and you think it might be the same thing as herd mentality?”
You mean herd immunity?
That's what you're pursuing for us as a country, and you don't even know what it is?
And you think it might be the same thing as herd mentality? pic.twitter.com/9anh7OUZnq
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 16, 2020