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28th Apr 2020

Donald Trump: Somebody’s to blame for US coronavirus deaths


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“There has been so much unnecessary death”

These were the words of American president Donald Trump this week during an address at the White House, referring to the more than 56,000 deaths caused by coronavirus in the country.

“It could have been stopped, and it could have been stopped short,” he added, at this point hauntingly close to offering an iota of self awareness of his own role as, well, the president of a country where more than 56,000 people have died of coronavirus. A president who had claimed that the virus was “under control” as it devastated countries in Europe and Asia.

He continued: “But somebody, a long time ago, it seems, decided not to do it that way.”

A long time ago like January 30. Or February 2, 10, 23, 26, 27 and 28. A long time when the virus was “the same as the flu”, was “so well under control”. Before April, when it was supposed to “miraculously” go away because of the heat.

Back then, somebody decided not to do it that way. Who could that somebody be?