The number of people in the United States dying from the deadly coronavirus has been “unprecedented,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday, adding that the federal government had done a “tremendous job” in dealing with the outbreak.
The President’s comments came after an unprecedented wave of deadly cases in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic last year.
“I think it’s very unfair to compare it to the Ebola outbreak,” Trump told a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people at a rally in Atlanta, the nation’s fourth-largest city.
“And I think the answer to that is the United State Government is doing a tremendous job.
They’ve taken the lead on this, they’ve done an incredible job.
So it’s been a tremendous effort.”
Trump said he had talked with the top health official in the White House and had urged the CDC director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to expand the scope of the effort.
Trump’s comments were the latest in a string of public comments that have challenged the notion that the outbreak is contained and contained well.
Trump has also called for an investigation into whether the Trump Organization is in fact involved in a plot to manipulate the U