President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted a video in which he boasted about his administration’s response to the pandemic just a day after the United States set a new record for COVID-19 deaths.
December was the deadliest month for America during the pandemic. Yet the president barely uttered a word about Covid-19′s tragic toll.
“3,927 people died of Covid-19 in 24 hours in the US, according to a count released by Johns Hopkins University, a new daily record for fatalities from the virus,” AFP reported Wednesday. “That brought the US total to 19,715,899 infections and 341,845 deaths since the pandemic began.”
“Nearly 2.8 million people in the U.S. have received 1st dose of #covid19 vaccine. 20 million vaccinations were promised until recently. Before that, 100 million,” Dr. Leana Wen noted on Thursday. “We need to ramp up speed ASAP.”
On the last day of the month and the year, Trump appeared to declare victory over the worsening pandemic.
“They said it would take a medical miracle and that’s exactly what it is,” Trump argued.
“Years from now they’ll be talking about it, they’ll be talking about this great, great thing we did with the vaccines,” he predicted.
“We’ve already begun a nationwide vaccination program and we’re sending the vaccine all over the world,” Trump said, despite the shortages of the vaccine in America.
“The world will benefit, we’ll benefit, and everybody is calling to thank me,” he claimed.
(Either that or they shot, edited and posted it within 14 minutes today, from the moment he returned to its posting.)
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) December 31, 2020