Donald Trump claimed on Sunday morning that he will “eventually” do well on the coronavirus after repeatedly claiming that the threat will one day simply “disappear”.
“In the end, I’m right. I’ll be right in the end. You know I said, “It’s going to disappear.” I’ll say it again, ”the president told Fox News presenter Chris Wallace in an hour-long interview.
“It will disappear and I’m right,” he continued.
Wallace pushed back, “But does that discredit you?”
“I don’t think so,” Trump replied. ‘You know why? Because I’m probably more right than anyone else. ‘
“I’m ultimately right,” Donald Trump claimed Sunday morning as he spoke of his claims that the coronavirus threat will eventually “disappear”.
When Chris Wallace (right), Fox Hoster on Sunday, suggested these comments to discredit the President, Trump pushed back, “I’ve probably been more right than anyone else.”
The interview aired when Trump left the White House on Sunday morning for a golf outing at his golf club in Sterling, Virginia
The interaction came after a tape was played that showed you several instances where the president said the coronavirus threat was amplified.
“It’s one person from China and we have it under control. It will all work out, ” said Trump in January.
A month later in February, he said, “If you have fifteen people. And the 15 in a few days will be close to zero, which is pretty good work we’ve done. ‘
And earlier this month, Trump said, “I think we’ll be very good with the corona virus.”
“I think it will just disappear at some point. I hope, ”he said on July 1.
There are now more than 3.7 million confirmed coronavirus infections in the U.S. and the death toll is above 140,000.
Trump phishing that the nation will return to normal and insists in the interview that he not create a federal mandate that people wear masks because he wants Americans to be able to preserve their freedoms.
The president has only been pictured once wearing a mask in public, and it was on a trip to Walter Reed Medical Center earlier this month.
The president’s comments come as the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. continues to widen, with many states experiencing daily new case records and re-executing lockdown orders
There are over 3.7 million confirmed cases in the US – far more than any other country has reported
He also reiterated in the pre-recorded interview broadcast on Sunday morning that he will withhold funding from schools if they refused to reopen in the fall.
“Young people need to go to school, and there are also problems when you don’t go to school,” Trump said when his government began pushing schools to return to personal classroom learning.
“And there is going to be a financing problem because we are not going to finance money – if they don’t open their school,” the president threatened. “We’re not going to finance them.”
“We don’t give them money if they don’t go to school. If they don’t open, ”he continued.
The Centers for Disease Control saw earlier this month that it would issue new guidelines on school reopening, and its director, Robert Redfield, said the guideline should not be used as a reason to remain closed.
Trump threatened earlier this month that he would not allow federal funding to be released to public schools if they failed to comply with the reopening.
He said the Democrats are urging to keep schools closed because they fear that reopening would be a bad political move for supposed Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November presidential election.
He added that countries that have begun to reopen their schools have “no problems” – not to mention that their coronavirus deaths and deaths are much lower than in the US
“In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROBLEMS ARE OPEN,” Trump tweeted on July 8.
“The Dems think it would be politically bad for them if US schools open for the November elections, but it is important for the children and families,” he wrote, adding, “Could stop funding if not open! ‘
Wallace reversed this threat, claiming that only a small portion of the federal government’s school fees came.
“What the federal government gives is only 8 percent,” said Wallace.
“Ten percent,” Trump corrected, “and you know, that’s a lot of money.”
The twelfth-grade kindergarten transitioned to full or near-complete virtual or distance learning in March – and most colleges and universities did the same.
Many have already claimed that they will not return to full-time classes in the fall.