Donald Trump claimed Sunday morning that he would "get it right" with corona virus after claiming several times that the threat would simply "go away" one day.
"I'll be right at some point. I'll be right someday. You know I said, "It'll go away." I'll say it again, ”the president said in an hour-long interview to Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday.
"It will go away and I will be right," he continued.
Wallace pushed back, "But does that discredit you?"
"I don't think so," countered Trump. & # 39; you know why? Because I was probably more right than anyone else. & # 39;
"I'll be right at some point," Donald Trump said Sunday morning when he spoke of his claims that the coronavirus threat would "go away" at some point
When Fox News Sunday moderator Chris Wallace (right) suggested that these comments "discredit" the president, Trump pushed back, "I was probably more right than anyone else."
The interview was broadcast when Trump left the White House on Sunday morning to go golfing at his golf club in Sterling, Virginia
The interaction took place after a tape was played that showed you various cases when the president said the coronavirus threat was increasing.
"It is a person who comes from China and we have it under control. It'll be fine, ”Trump said in January.
A month later in February, he said, "If you have 15 people. And the 15 will go to zero in a few days, which is a pretty good job we did. & # 39;
And then Trump said earlier this month, "I think we're going to be very good at dealing with the corona virus."
"I think it will just go away at some point. I hope, ”he said on July 1st.
The comments also come as the number of infections has increased in 42 out of 50 states in the past two weeks. After nationwide protests against Black Lives Matter and several states loosening lockdown orders.
There are now more than 3.7 million confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States, and the death toll has exceeded 140,000.
Since the end of June, a few weeks after massive, non-socially distant protests spread across the country, the United States has seen a resurgence in new cases.
Now, six weeks later, and with some states reintroducing the blocking orders, deaths have increased.
In the U.S., approximately 5,000 people die from COVID-19 each week when countries like neighboring Canada have reported a total of only 8,800 deaths since the pandemic began.
In Sweden, around 5,600 people died as a result of the virus. This is the number that the United States reported on deaths in just one week.
The President's comments are coming as the US coronavirus crisis continues to grow. Many countries keep records of new cases for days and implement the lock orders again
There are more than 3.7 million confirmed cases in the United States – far more than in any other country
Trump is pushing for the nation to return to normal, and insists in the interview that he would not create a federal mandate, that people wear masks, because he wants Americans to keep their freedoms.
The president was only publicly shown with a mask once, during a trip to the Walter Reed Medical Center earlier this month.
In the recorded interview that aired Sunday morning, he also affirmed that he would withhold funding from schools if they refused to reopen in the fall.
"Young people have to go to school, and there are problems if you don't go to school too," Trump said when his government urged that schools learn again in person.
"And there will be a funding problem because we won't fund it if they don't open their schools," said the president. "We won't fund them."
"We won't give them money if they don't go to school. If they don't open, ”he continued.
The disease control centers previewed earlier this month that they would issue new school reopening guidelines, and director, Robert Redfield, said the guidelines should not be used as a reason to remain closed .
Trump threatened earlier this month that he would not allow federal funds to be released to public schools if they did not comply with the reopening.
He said the Democrats are pushing to keep schools closed because they fear that the reopening of suspected democratic candidate Joe Biden before the November presidential election would be a bad political move.
He added that countries that have started reopening their schools have "no problems" without mentioning that their coronavirus fall rate and mortality are much lower than in the United States.
"SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITHOUT PROBLEMS IN Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries," Trump tweeted on July 8.
"The Dems think it would be politically bad for them to open US schools before the November elections, but it is important for children and families," he wrote, adding, "Can cut funding if they do is not open! "
The number of deaths per day remains mixed, but the death toll on Saturday exceeded 140,000
Wallace pushed back on the threat, claiming that only a small portion of school funding came from the federal government.
"What the federal government gives is only 8 percent," said Wallace.
"Ten percent," Trump corrected, "and you know what – that's a lot of money."
Kindergarten through grade twelve switched to complete or almost complete virtual or distant learning in March – and most colleges and universities did the same.
Many have already said that they won't be returning to full-time classes in the fall.
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