AMERICAN President has continued to rue the high number of casualties COVID-19 pandemic has claimed in the United States.
Reacting to Democratic critics, Trump admitted that the scourge has cost America a lot in terms of human and economic losses but believes partial restriction on travel from China earlier this year has helped in scaling down possible rate of the spread.
“We’ve lost a lot of people, but if you look at what original projections were — 2.2 million — we’re probably heading to 60,000, 70,000,” he said, tacking on an additional 10,000 lives, as though he was estimating a quarterback’s career passing yards.
“It’s far too many, one person is too many for this,”
He added that in his opening remarks about grieving for the dead, that he had taken steps to mitigate more mass casualties that would have occurred without any action at all, before he pivoted back to lauding himself. “And I think we’ve made a lot of good decisions.”
The Democratic critics who said he wasn’t doing enough, are merely playing for political gains.