President Trump told Fox Business in an interview Wednesday that he still believes the coronavirus will “at some point just sort of disappear,” as he first claimed in February.
“We’re heading back in a very strong fashion, with a V. And I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus,” Trump said, as the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. continues to accelerate across the Sunbelt and has shown no signs of slowing down.
“I think at some point that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope,” he added.
“You still believe so? Disappear?” the reporter asked.
“Well I do, I do. Yeah sure, at some point,” Trump said. “And I think we’re going to have a vaccine very soon too.”
Trump ludicrously claimed to Fox Business just now that "I think we're gonna be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope." (The virus will not disappear on its own.) pic.twitter.com/ZkLtjKUEDu
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Trump also told Fox Business that he’s “all for masks” and that he would wear one if he were in a close-quarter situation — but still maintained that he doesn’t think it should be mandatory.
This comes as top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have increasingly stressed the importance of wearing masks amid a stark partisan divide.