CORONAVIRUS: “And if you look at — we have had flu years where we lost 70,000, 80,000, and 90,000 people. People don’t realize that. But if you look that, and multiply that times five, it’s actually more than we lost. Now, we could have lost two million, 2.5 million [to coronavirus], as Matt said, if we did it a different way.
But what I want to show is, I want to show a calmness. I’m the leader of the country, I can’t be jumping up and down and scaring people. I don’t want to scare people. I want people not to panic.”
-Donald Trump, “Hannity: The latest political smear against President Trump,” foxnews.com, Sep. 9, 2020