Trump Says We’ve Rounded The Corner As New Coronavirus Cases And Deaths Spike

At his town hall yesterday, Trump once again claimed that we’re rounding the corner on the coronavirus and it will just disappear. At the same time, new cases and deaths in the U.S. spiked to the highest levels in weeks.

Yesterday, Trump said we’re rounding the corner on the coronavirus and it is going to disappear.

TRUMP: “I really believe we’re rounding the corner, and I believe that strongly.”

TRUMP: “It is going to disappear. It’s going to disappear, I still say it.”

Also yesterday, the U.S. had the most new coronavirus cases in a month and the highest number of deaths in nearly as long.

Bloomberg’s Josh Wingrove: “The U.S. had 50,956 new virus cases yesterday, the highest total in a month. And there were 1,276 deaths, the highest in nearly a month.”

And new data shows that 60% of the businesses that closed during the pandemic have closed for good, while the economic recovery is stalling.

CNBC: “Yelp data shows 60% of business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are now permanent”

Reuters: “U.S. consumer spending appeared to slow in August as extended unemployment benefits were cut for millions of Americans, offering more evidence that the economic recovery from the Covid-19 recession was faltering.”

Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Industrial Production Points to Slowing Manufacturing Recovery.”