Saturday 24th October 2020
More than 900 people who were infected with the coronavirus die in just one day in the United States. The number of new infections is higher than ever. However, US President Trump complains that the pandemic is so present in the media.
In the face of a record number of new corona infections, US President Donald Trump played down the dangers of the virus and complained about the reporting on the pandemic. “I had it, here I am,” announced Trump, alluding to his Covid 19 disease, during an election campaign on Saturday. “And now they say I’m immune.” Trump had been treated, among other things, with a still experimental antibody drug, which he called a “cure”.
In the United States, at least 925 people who were infected with the virus died in one day. The death toll rose to a total of more than 224,000 people in the country by Saturday. The number of coronavirus infections in one day rose to more than 85,000 – the highest value to date. Trump attributed the development to the fact that more is being tested than before.
“If we tested half as much, the number would be half that.” In general, there is constant talk of the virus in the media. “If you turn on the television: ‘Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid'”, complained the President. “A plane crashes, 500 people are dead, they don’t talk about it. ‘Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid.” Several thousand supporters came to Trump’s election campaign appearance in North Carolina. Many of them did not wear masks and did not keep their distance.
Biden and Obama settle accounts with Trump
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden used a campaign speech in Pennsylvania to deal with Trump’s corona crisis management. “This is Trump’s presidency,” he said, referring to the more than 224,000 corona deaths in the United States. Trump still claims that the virus is going “and that we are learning to live with it”. In fact, however, the president demands “that we prepare to die from it,” said Biden. “And that’s wrong.”
Ex-President Barack Obama also accused Trump of failure in the corona crisis. The idea that the White House did something other than “screw it up completely” is nonsense, Obama said in a speech in Florida. “Donald Trump will not suddenly protect us all. He cannot even take the basic measures to protect himself,” added the former president three weeks ago, referring to Trump’s corona infection.