Speaking to American farmers and ranchers on Tuesday, Donald Trump went on a rambling rant about how the coronavirus outbreak was not his fault and people “died for some reason.”
“We have battled the invisible enemy, it is an invisible enemy,” Trump told the six farmers and ranchers, and his daughter who had assembled for the event. “It’s tough.”
“But we’re gonna win, and we’re gonna win very big,” he continued.
“But we can never forget all of the people who have been left behind, that have died for some reason that should have never happened,” he said, ignoring his very real role in that reason while not even mentioning the words “coronavirus” or “pandemic.”
“It should’ve never happened. You know that, I know that, and the people that caused the problem they know that too,” he said, apparently in a veiled threat against China. “It’s too bad.”
The United States is on its way to reaching 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in less than 3 months since the outbreak.
Take a look at Trump’s remarks below:
TRUMP: "We can never forget all of the people who have been left behind, that have died for some reason that should have never happened." pic.twitter.com/PjIChoEF8v
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 19, 2020