As Deaths Increase To More Than 1,000 In A Day, Trump Falsely Says Fatalities Are Falling

In order to defend his failed coronavirus response, Trump has repeatedly pointed to the mortality rate and claimed that deaths are falling. But the U.S. has one of the highest mortality rates in the world and deaths are climbing again, with more than 1,000 deaths reported yesterday in the biggest single-day increase in nearly two months.

Trump touted coronavirus fatalities falling as more than 1,000 new deaths were reported in a single day — bringing us back to where we were two months ago.

TRUMP: “Fatalities nationwide have fallen.”

New York Times: “At least 1,120 coronavirus deaths were reported across the United States on Tuesday, the first time in July the single-day total had exceeded 1,000. With the exception of two days in late June when New Jersey and New York reported large numbers of deaths from unknown dates, Tuesday’s total was the highest since May 29, according to a New York Times database.”

Trump bragged about the U.S. having one of the lowest mortality rates in the world when we actually have one of the highest.

TRUMP: “I heard we have one of the lowest, maybe the lowest, mortality rate anywhere in the world.”

CNN: “The US in fact has one of the highest death rates from the coronavirus of any country, and is worse than several badly-hit countries like Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.”