Trump raises COVID-19 fatality projection to 100,000

Source: CBS News - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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93% Conservative


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Sentiments

96% "We can have it both ways and reopen, he insisted.""
95% "He also criticized Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, accusing her of asking for nothing during the conference calls he holds with governors and then later ..."
93% "He told viewers he has not ruled out imposing more tariffs on China as punishment, calling tariffs the greatest negotiating tool.""
90% "We have to get our country back.""
87% "And I really think the public has been incredible.""
86% "Now all of a sudden you see her on the Sunday""
82% "He also urged schools and universities to begin again normally in the fall.""
81% "You keep the spread, you stay away a certain amount.""
80% "At a virtual town hall hosted by Fox News Sunday evening, Mr. Trump said, We're going to lose anywhere from""
78% "75-, 80- to 100,000 people.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

96% : "We can have it both ways and reopen," he insisted.
95% : He also criticized Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, accusing her of asking for nothing during the conference calls he holds with governors and then later complaining publicly about his administration.
93% : He told viewers he has not ruled out imposing more tariffs on China as punishment, calling tariffs the "greatest negotiating tool."
90% : "We have to get our country back.
87% : And I really think the public has been incredible."
86% : Now all of a sudden you see her on the Sunday
82% : He also urged schools and universities to begin again normally in the fall.
81% : You keep the spread, you stay away a certain amount.
80% : At a virtual town hall hosted by Fox News Sunday evening, Mr. Trump said, "We're going to lose anywhere from
78% : 75-, 80- to 100,000 people.
76% : "Every governor there, we asked them, 'What do you need?'
74% : The president said the country should reopen soon, and it can be done safely.
74% : Mr. Trump criticized governors who are taking a cautious approach to reopening their states.
74% : -- I watched it," he said.
73% : "I want them to go back," he said.
69% : Pence explained that because he and Mr. Trump are tested often and "the CDC has made it clear that you wear a mask to prevent you from conveying the coronavirus to other people," he didn't think wearing one was necessary.
66% : Now that the U.S. has surpassed 60,000 COVID-19 deaths, the lower end of what President Trump had said he thought the U.S. could see, he is now predicting up to 100,000 will die.
63% : Not one governor needed anything.
61% : Vice President Pence, who also appeared at the virtual town hall, now admits he should have worn a mask when he visited the Mayo Clinic last week.
57% : He slammed Virginia for plans to remain closed until mid-June.
57% : Addressing questions about the speed with which his administration reacted to the virus, Mr. Trump said his administration will be releasing a report Monday or Tuesday detailing what he was told in briefings in early January about COVID-19.
54% : Because she should have brought it up on the phone call."
54% : He said he thinks there will be a vaccine by the end of the year, a quicker timeline than the 12-to-18 months federal experts have suggested.
52% : And I wore it when I visited the ventilator plant in Indiana."
48% : Yeah, I don't want to do this forever."
47% : He added that the federal government would not be bailing out states for what he called their own prior mismanagement.
40% : Older Americans should be watched and protected, he said, but if people practice social distancing, "I really believe you can go to parks, you can go to beaches.
35% : "'Well, we should get this and we should get that.'
31% : That's a horrible thing," though he feels U.S. projections are on the lower end compared to other countries.
27% : She ought to get back to running her state properly.
23% : And he said his "attitude is, we're not going to shut it down."
22% : But he conceded, "I should have worn the mask at the Mayo Clinic.
17% : Pushed on what he believes happened in Wuhan, China, and whether the virus was able to spread due to a mistake or an intentional action, he said he believes it was a "horrible mistake" that China then tried to cover things up.
9% : On the economy, Mr. Trump promised there would be "more help coming" but didn't offer specifics, though he said there wouldn't be a "Phase 4" relief package without the payroll tax cut he has been pushing.
7% : Late last month, he said, "If you look at what original projections were -- 2.2 million -- we're probably heading to 60,000, 70,000."

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