President Donald J. Trump had some remarks for Independence Day that may well have been even nuttier than his speech yesterday:
Trump: "We've made ventilators, where there were none, by the tens of thousands."
Fact: Trump;s administration inherited about 19,000 ventilators in the national stockpile. 16,660, all inherited, were ready to go in March. https://t.co/oU7nsxY6bi— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 4, 2020
Trump, with no apparent basis, on coronavirus cases: "99% of which are totally harmless."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 4, 2020
Trump as confirmed coronavirus cases hit new records and hospitalizations and positivity rates spike in multiple states: "Our strategy is moving along well…we've learned how to put out the flame."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 4, 2020
Trump, a serial liar about the past: "In every age, there have always been those who seek to lie about the past in order to gain power in the present."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 4, 2020
Indeed! To be Scrupulously Fair, the part about how we’re in the process of defeating someone with absolutely no idea what he’s doing is true.