- Eric Trump said Thursday that Democrats care to talk only about the coronavirus pandemic.
- “All they can talk about, Steve, is COVID,” Trump told the Fox News host Steve Doocy in an interview. “COVID, COVID, COVID, and how Trump’s a bad man.”
- The younger Trump’s comments came as the US death toll inched past 180,000 this week.
- The US has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world and makes up almost 25% of the total number of cases despite having just 4% of the planet’s population.
- Nearly 6 million Americans have been infected with the disease, and millions have lost their jobs as states across the country keep schools and businesses closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Eric Trump said Thursday that Democrats care to discuss only the coronavirus pandemic, as the US death toll surpassed 180,000.
“All they can talk about, Steve, is COVID,” Trump told the Fox News host Steve Doocy in an interview. “COVID, COVID, COVID, and how Trump’s a bad man.”
The younger Trump’s remarks came as the US death toll inched past 180,000 this week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world, making up almost 25% of the total number of cases despite having just 4% of the planet’s population.
Nearly 6 million Americans have tested positive for the disease so far, and millions have lost their jobs as states across the country keep schools and businesses shuttered to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
… eric trump on democrats: “all they can talk about, steve, is covid. covid, covid, covid!”
the confirmed u.s. death toll from covid-19 is over 180,000 people. pic.twitter.com/b3hnVEFtm7
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) August 27, 2020
Eric Trump’s comments also came on the last day of the Republican National Convention. But as Business Insider’s Jake Lahut wrote, the COVID-19 pandemic took a back seat throughout much of the convention as speakers instead focused on violent crime and culture wars related to political correctness and “cancel culture.”
The few segments that did mention COVID-19 cast the issue as a victory for the Trump administration, saying the president acted swiftly and saved “thousands of lives” early on by banning travel from China in late January. However, public-health experts have said the travel ban was not effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the US.
The president is expected to speak on the issue as the RNC wraps up on Thursday night. According to Politico, which obtained an early draft of his planned remarks, Trump will tear into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by portraying him as weak on coronavirus, crime, immigration, China, and other issues.
“At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas,” the president is set to say. “We have spent the last four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. At the Democrat convention, you barely heard a word about their agenda. But that’s not because they don’t have one. It’s because their agenda is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee.”
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