President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the news media for covering the increasing number of COVID-19 infections across the country, highlighting his failure to properly address the health crisis one week before the 2020 presidential election.
Trump’s latest rant against the press came in a frantic all-caps tweet posted Tuesday morning, ranting about all the attention the media is giving to a pandemic that has killed more than 220,000 Americans in just eight months.
“ALL THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IS COVID, COVID, COVID,” Trump tweeted. “ON NOVEMBER 4th, YOU WON’T BE HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT IT ANYMORE. WE ARE ROUNDING THE TURN!!!”
However, the president’s claim is not true. According to data compiled by the New York Times, the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the United States on Monday surged past 71,000, which is a record high.
Trump-appointed Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned that the surging numbers of infections in multiple states would make it difficult to safely hold big Thanksgiving dinners with family members this year.
ALL THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IS COVID, COVID, COVID. ON NOVEMBER 4th, YOU WON’T BE HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT IT ANYMORE. WE ARE ROUNDING THE TURN!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020