United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that, without the measures he had ordered during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, up to 2 million people would have died of the disease in the country.
He also reiterated his claims that China had been the source of the virus, while once again praising his own decision to ban travel from the People’s Republic.
“For all of the political hacks out there, if I hadn’t done my job well, & early, we would have lost 1 1/2 to 2 Million People, as opposed to the 100,000 plus that looks like will be the number. That’s 15 to 20 times more than we will lose.
“I shut down entry from China very early! One person lost to this invisible virus is too much, it should have been stopped at its source, China, but I acted very quickly, and made the right decisions. Many of the current political complainers thought, at the time, that I was moving far to fast, like Crazy Nancy!”, Trump wrote on Twitter.
“The coronavirus death toll in the US is expected to surpass 100,000 during the day.