CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “Look, we’re going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100 thousand people. That’s a horrible thing. We shouldn’t lose one person over this. This should have been stopped in China. It should have been stopped. But if we didn’t do it, the minimum we would have lost is a million-two, a million-four, a million-five. That’s the minimum. We would have lost probably higher than — it’s possible higher than 2.2…

I’ve never seen death like this. I’ve never personally experienced anything like it. And they talk about the flu and all of that… But you know what? I’ve known people that had the flu all of my life. I never — nobody ever died.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in a Fox News Virtual Town Hall,” whitehouse.gov, May 4, 2020