President Donald Trump on Friday slammed U.S. doctors, accusing them of profiting from Covid-19 deaths. Trump made his baseless claim during a visit to the critical electoral region of the Midwest.
Trump’s appalling attack on doctors came on a day when the US marked a new global record for daily coronavirus cases and 17 states were seeing record hospitalizations and three days to go in a campaign that’s been dominated by the pandemic,
Instead of addressing those challenges, the President tried to explain the mounting US case count by making the false claim in Michigan that US doctors are inflating
“Our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is they say, ‘I’m sorry but everybody dies of Covid,’ ” Trump said at a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan, on Friday. Unearthing conspiracy theories from the bowels of the Internet, the President claimed with no evidence that doctors from other countries list underlying diseases as the cause of death, while US doctors choose coronavirus.
“With us, when in doubt — choose Covid,” Trump said. “Now they’ll say ‘Oh that’s terrible what he said,’ but that’s true. It’s like $2,000 more, so you get more money.”
Trump’s falsehood about doctors on the front lines of the pandemic angered Biden, who offered a contrasting message about unity and promised a more forceful response to defeat the virus and criticized the President for attacking first-responders at his subsequent rallies in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and in Milwaukee.
Watch Trup’s remarks below:
Since he’s already dragged down nearly every responsible and trusted segment of society, Trump couldn’t possibly leave out attacks on doctors (the people who saved his life). This man is a blight on all human decency. https://t.co/wcogf0C9dD
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) October 31, 2020