President Donald Trump, who solely recently projected solely 60,000 individuals would die from COVID-19 in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, now claims he hopes the USA loses lower than 100,000 individuals.
“Hopefully we’re going to come back in beneath that 100,000 lives misplaced, which is a horrible quantity however,” Trump said. “So, yeah, we’ve misplaced lots of people. However for those who take a look at what unique projections had been — 2.2 million — we’re in all probability heading to 60,000, 70,000.”
The USA has misplaced almost 66,000 people in the course of the pandemic, and the loss of life toll continues to rise. On the present fee, the loss of life toll will simply break 70,000 by the top of the weekend.
Trump’s feedback come after paperwork obtained by NBC News point out that the federal authorities ordered greater than 100,00 physique baggage.
“That batch is a pending $5.1 million purchase order placed by the Department of Homeland Security on April 21 with E.M. Oil Transport Inc. of Montebello, California, which advertises building autos, constructing supplies and electronics on its web site,” the outlet identified.
Moreover, the Federal Emergency Administration Company (FEMA) opened up bidding to offer about 200 rented refrigerated trailers for areas across the nation across the identical time.
The president has signaled he is not going to lengthen social distancing pointers and earlier at present slammed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a tweet, referring to the armed protesters who stormed the Michigan statehouse yesterday “good individuals.”