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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:06 PM

11 coronavirus statements from team Trump that really didn't age well

By Josh Israel -March 27, 2020 4:30 PM

A rundown of the administration's questionable early claims about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump and his administration spent the first several weeks of the current coronavirus crisis downplaying the problem and claiming that it might actually be good for the economy, among other things.

Their rosy predictions, unfortunately, have fallen flat.

The nationwide death toll from the virus has now passed 1,000. The United States now has more known COVID-19 cases than any other country, and unemployment claims are at a record high.

Here are some claims that aged particularly poorly.



According to Thursday's weekly job numbers, 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.

Back on Feb. 24, as the stock market started to tumble over coronavirus fears, Trump tweeted, "The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!"

Kudlow echoed this on on Feb. 28, telling Fox Business that investors should not "rule out" optimism. "Stocks look pretty cheap to me," he opined.

As of Friday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 21,734, more than 4,000 points lower than when Kudlow first made his prediction.

Maybe Ludlow should put on a bigger ...........................

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pat_k Mar 2020 #1

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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:14 AM

1. Part of the litany we must all commit to memory...

... and be able to retrieve instantly.

And, somewhat related. What could have been vs. what happened.

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