President Donald Trump criticized the press for failing to cover the coronavirus (CCP Virus) pandemic in the world, hinting that “fake news” media is just focusing on surging cases in the United States to undermine his administration’s handling of the virus.
“Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations, which were thought to have done a great job,” President Trump wrote in a tweet on Sunday, Aug. 2, adding, “The Fake News doesn’t report this.”
“USA will be stronger than ever before, and soon!” he continued.
Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were thought to have done a great job. The Fake News doesn’t report this. USA will be stronger than ever before, and soon! https://t.co/pZwjvgmVTO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2020
The president, who has endured criticism of his handling of the CCP Virus, was reacting to coverage of a state of disaster declared in Victoria, Australia, due to a resurgence of the CCP Virus.
One day earlier, President Trump rejected Dr. Anthony Fauci reason for the increased number of cases in the United States, arguing that the nation’s top infectious disease expert was not accounting for the country’s testing capacity.
“We have more cases because we have tested far more than any other country, 60,000,000,” the president tweeted on Saturday. “If we tested less, there would be less cases. How did Italy, France, & Spain do? Now Europe sadly has flare ups. Most of our governors worked hard & smart. We will come back STRONG!”
According to data from the Worldometers website, the United States has conducted a total of 60.3 million tests as of Monday morning, Aug. 3, more than any country in the world, and twice as many as in Russia, which ranks the second in the number of virus tests.
With such a great number of tests, the United States has found 4.8 million cases of the CCP Virus, the most of any country.
The “fake news” media thus is not exposing the whole picture of the CCP Virus outbreaks in the world as President Trump suggested.