Donald Trump attempted to take a victory lap on Thursday by saying that experts have told him that the curve has flattened and the peak of new cases has already passed.
President Trump: "Our experts say the curve has flattened and the peak in new cases is behind us."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 16, 2020
"Now that we have passed the peak in new cases, we are starting our life again. We are starting rejuvenation of our economy again" — Trump pic.twitter.com/PlD5yGSXJw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2020
Trump received criticism all over social media for jumping the gun and claiming victory too soon.
My Pillow Guy and Laura Ingraham are his “experts”
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) April 16, 2020
They have only tested 1% of the country. It’s absurd for anyone to suggest we know how widespread this is.
— Remove Trump 202-224-3121☎️ (@KsKM3) April 16, 2020
I can't stand to watch these things anymore.
Is he following along with his finger again?
— M. (@40marbles) April 16, 2020
— Jeanette (@bbygrl247) April 16, 2020
Not in IN either.
— ValerieIsHome (@PhlItalian) April 16, 2020
Numbers will keep climbing for weeks.
There shall be no victory here.
— BelgianLibtard (@BelgianLibtard) April 16, 2020
We haven't reached it here in Washington, that I know of either.
— Merritt Kelly (@MerrittKelly1) April 16, 2020
Yeah, this is his Mission Accomplished speech.😂
— I'm Not Black… (@lifewave98) April 16, 2020
— Pantomath (@pantomath__) April 16, 2020
He is really huffing and puffing, right?
— Riot the Corgi (@RiotDogChicago) April 16, 2020
The exponential increase in infections has slowed because we are staying home and social distancing. Without testing, tracing and a vaccine re-opening states will cause a 2nd wave. Trump is more dangerous than COVID-19.#BoycottTrumpBriefings
— GaryAtty (@Garyatty) April 16, 2020
— 🇺🇸☇B. B.🍺 🐾🌊 (@Jrlvr88) April 16, 2020