Trump keeps lying about how the US Covid-19 situation compares to other countries. Here are the facts. - 2020-09-11

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F0.png Trump keeps lying about how the US Covid-19 situation compares to other countries. Here are the facts. September 11, 2020, Aaron Rupar, Vox

President Donald Trump's rally on Thursday in Freeland, Michigan, illustrated how his coronavirus campaign message is basically to lie a lot and hope voters either don't notice or don't care.

The rally took place on a day when 36,000 new cases were reported across the country — a number many times greater than the roughly 1,900 that were reported in Germany, the 500 in Japan, or the 600 in Canada. There were more than 1,100 Covid-19 deaths in the US on Thursday, compared to 25 in France, 71 in Spain, and four in South Korea. Over the past week, out of European and Asian countries, only Spain has averaged more daily cases per 100,000 people than the US.

Yet Trump tried to convince his supporters, who crammed into an airplane hangar without social distancing and with very few masks, that things here are going great.

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