CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I do want to mention a man who’s done a very good job for us: Dr. Robert Redfield. He was totally misquoted in the media on a statement about the fall season and the virus. Totally misquoted. I spoke to him. He said it was ridiculous. He was talking about the flu and corona coming together at the same time. And corona could be just some little flare-ups that we’ll take care of. We’re going to knock it out. We’ll knock it out fast. But that’s what he was referring to: coming together at the same time…

But we may have a big flu season. But that’s different. Flu is very different from corona… And, Doctor [Birx], wouldn’t you say there’s a good chance that COVID will not come back? And if it does comes back, it’s in a very small, confined area that we put out.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” whitehouse.gov, Apr. 22, 2020