Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday where he lashed out at his political opponent and accused Joe Biden of killing over 300,000 veterans.
Trump’s tweet comes as over 210,000 people have died from COVID-19 under his watch.
“307,000 Veterans Died waiting for Healthcare at the V.A. During Sleepy Joe Biden’s Watch. 800,000 Records Stalled! A complete and total disaster” Trump argued on Twitter.
307,000 Veterans Died waiting for Healthcare at the V.A. During Sleepy Joe Biden’s Watch. 800,000 Records Stalled! A complete and total disaster.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020
Trump appears to be trying to distract voters from the fact that the death rate of COVID-19 in the United States is increasing.
“The proportion of Americans dying from coronavirus infections is the highest in the developed world, according to a study of global mortality rates that shows the U.S. pandemic response left citizens exposed to the lethal disease,” Bloomberg News reported Monday. “Early in the outbreak, the U.S. mortality rate from Covid-19 was lower than in many other hard-hit countries, including the U.K., Spain and the Netherlands, according to the report Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But as spring turned to summer, the U.S. largely failed to embrace public-health and policy measures that have helped other countries reduce death rates.”
“The U.S. leads the world in total coronavirus deaths, with 214,776 as of Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Brazil ranks second with 150,488 deaths,” Bloomberg noted.
The spread of the virus has resulted in COVID-19 testing outside the White House.
“D.C. saw a surge in the number of residents seeking coronavirus tests after the outbreak of dozens of cases linked to public officials, journalists and others with ties to the White House,” The Washington Post reported Monday. “A testing site outside the White House on Friday urged anyone who had worked or visited to get tested. That site conducted only 80 tests, far below the hundreds processed at other locations, said Susana Castillo, a Bowser spokeswoman.”
Trump’s tweet came as he was departing to Florida to hold another rally while still refusing to show if he tested negative for the virus.
The president is not wearing a mask https://t.co/G7zwIKwHoL
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 12, 2020
Waiting for Trump rally outside Orlando, very few supporters wearing masks, including many senior citizens. pic.twitter.com/nKdPkI1n7G
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 12, 2020