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Trump Claims ‘The Great Pandemic’ Of 1917 ‘Ended The Second World War’ (Which Began In 1939)

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Trump Claims ‘The Great Pandemic’ Of 1917 ‘Ended The Second World War’ (Which Began In 1939)




President Trump on Monday falsely claimed that the pandemic of 1918, which he incorrectly referred to as the pandemic of 1917, ended the “second World War” which did not begin until September 1, 1939.

“If 160,000 people had died under President Obama’s watch do you think you would have called for his resignation,” a reporter asked Trump during a White House briefing Monday afternoon.



“No, I would have not done that,” Trump told the reporter. “It is amazing what we have been able to do. If we did not close up the country, we would have had 1.5 million or 2 million people already dead.”

“We have called it right,” he boasted. “Now we do not have to close it. Nobody has ever seen anything like this, but the closest thing is in 1917, they say, the great pandemic certainly was a terrible thing, where they lose anywhere from 50 million people to 100 million people. Probably ended the second world war. All the soldiers were sick. That was a terrible situation.”

Reporters were quick to fact-check the president’s false claims:








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