Outgoing President Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday morning by launching a deranged attack on the Centers for Disease Control, calling their reporting on COVID-19 infections and deaths “Fake News!.”
As most U.S. states are seeing surges in infections, Trump lashed out at CDC officials and scientists for accurately reporting the numbers of cases and deaths to the public.
“The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov ‘s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low,” he tweeted.
“When in doubt, call it Covid.” Fake News!” he added.
Wow. Here we see Trump simultaneously call COVID-19 a hoax while scapegoating Asians by labeling it the “China Virus,” knowing full well that hate crimes against Asian Americans have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 3, 2021