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WATCH: Trump Boasts of America's Coronavirus Death Rate ‘If You Take the Blue States Out'

Added 09-16-20 06:34:02pm EST - “President of the Red States of America: Trump praises his administration's Covid-19 response, especially 'If you take the blue states out'” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Trump Praises His Covid Response with the 'Blue States Out'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump praised his own administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic yet again at his daily White House press briefing, but this time he used some cold partisan calculations to claim that the nation’s death toll numbers would look even better “if you took the blue states out.”

At his Monday briefing, the president pointed to slow decline of positivity case rates and hospitalizations before, again, touting the overall federal response to the outbreak, which has taken nearly 200,000 American lives so far.

“If you look at what we have done and all of the lives we saves,” Trump said, before showing an initial fatality projection of more than two million deaths if no mitigation measures would be taken. “We are below that. That was if we did a good job. If not so good, 1.5 million and two million. That’s quite a difference: two million. That’s quite a difference.”

But Trump then began to segregate out states by their 2016 presidential vote or governor’s party affiliation, not-so-subtly criticizing so-called Democratic states and suggesting the higher number of death rates here were the main cause of the country’s elevated fatality levels and were the only thing keeping the

“The blue states had tremendous death rates,” Trump, the President of the United States, said “If you take the blue states deaths out, we are at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”

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