Yes, Trump really did blame ‘blue states’ for the US’ bigly, COVID-19 related deaths.
He pointed to a graph that the White House first unveiled in the spring, showing two estimated ranges of possible death tolls depending on the extent of efforts to contain the virus’s spread.
“If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level. But some of the states, they were blue states and blue state managed.”
According to the Washington Post, “the most recent data, through Tuesday, indicates that about 53 percent of deaths have occurred in blue states — meaning that 47 percent have occurred in red ones.”
Trump also contradicted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield who said Wednesday that most of the American public will not have access to a vaccine against the novel coronavirus until late spring or summer of next year.
“That’s incorrect information,” Trump said of Redfield’s assertion earlier in the day before Congress. He added: “When he said it, I believe he was confused.”
USA TODAY for paywall purposes.
And a blast from our past to remind us we are the UNITED States and the moron in the White House is president for all, unfortunately…as in unfortunately, Trump’s our president.