Presidential candidate Joe Biden is
also targeted by the president, branding him “incompetent” and
“finally be right” that coronavirus would “disappear”-as he
insisted that a surge would be brought under control in cases in the United
wide-ranging interview, in which he also declined to say whether he would
acknowledge the outcome whether he lost the presidential election in November.
several US states in infections was mainly due to a large number of studies
being carried out.
tests in the world. If we weren’t testing, you wouldn’t be able to show that
map. If we tested half as much, those figures would be down,” Chris
Wallace told Fox News anchor.
over the past month, reaching more than 70,000 a day in the last week,
according to the well-respected count established by Johns Hopkins University
dramatically from mid-April through to early may.
diseases in states like Florida but maintained that it would control the
fires,” the President said. “Florida has been more flame-like, but
it’s-it ‘ll be under balance.”
US “might have the lowest mortality rate anywhere in the world.”
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compare death rates, the JHS count shows the US with more deaths as a
percentage of cases than most other countries currently dealing with the
played a series of video, showing his comments in the crisis from earlier.
which he said: “It’s one person coming in from China,” and on July 1
when he said: “I think [coronavirus] will just vanish at some point. I
undermine the way he handled the crisis.
actually be right,” he told Fox News.
be gone.’ I’ll be doing that again.”
was a plot to undermine the top specialist in infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony
Fauci-who frequently appeared with him at news conferences.
mistakes,” said the president.
to him yesterday at length – I have a very good relationship with Dr
the diseases expert was a “little bit of an alarmist”.
list of statements made by Dr Fauci on the outbreak, which it said later turned
out to be wrong.
“one man from my administration [who] doesn’t like him because he made a
states like Texas, Florida, Arizona and California “threatening the whole
world” and that new infections could exceed 100,000 a day if more people
do not start wearing masks and keep to social distance.
US with coronavirus, with more than 3.7 million confirmed infections, according
to JHU estimates.
nation in second position, Brazil, which has almost 79,000 and just over two
would be a central topic in the battle against Democrat challenger Joe Biden in
the presidential elections.
confirm that he would concede defeat if he loses to Mr Biden – who he called
“incompetent” and “mentally shot”.
is that I’m going to tell you. I’m going to keep you in suspense. OK?” the
defeat, he said: “You don’t know until you see it. It’s up to you. I think
the election will be skewed by mail-in vote. I really do.”
last week, with just over three months to go into the election. There was talk
that a poor attendance at a campaign rally in June in Oklahoma triggered that.