On the same day the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 100,000, President Trump again celebrated his own response to the growing crisis.
“We have done, we have done a job the likes of which nobody’s seen,” Trump told reporters on Friday during his daily White House press briefing.
TRUMP JUST NOW: “We have done a job the likes of which nobody's seen."
More than 1,500 Americans are DEAD. There are nearly 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
And all Trump cares about is himself. Sickening. pic.twitter.com/9tLsynAI2F
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) March 27, 2020
Last week, Trump gave himself a perfect 10 out of 10 score when he was asked by a reporter to rate his response to the crisis.
“Mr. President, the other day you said that you were not responsible for the testing shortfall, very simple question, does the buck stop with you and on a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your response to this crisis?” a reporter asked Trump on Monday.
“I’d rate it a 10,” Trump said. “I think we’ve done a great job.”
When also asked if “the buck stops with you?” Trump answered: “Normally, but this has never been done in this country.”
“I'd rate it at 10. I think we’ve done a great job,” President Trump says when asked how he would rate his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on a scale on 1-10, pointing to travel bans and plans to ramp up testing. https://t.co/1TBAL8cn2G pic.twitter.com/juSEj3wdgE
— ABC News (@ABC) March 16, 2020
Trump also told reporters on Friday that he had instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren’t “appreciative” of his administration’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states.
“If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said of those state leaders. “I think they should be appreciative. Because you know what? When they’re not appreciative to me, they’re not appreciative to the Army Corps of Engineers, they’re not appreciative to FEMA. It’s not right.”