Trump Claims Flu Is More Lethal Than COVID In Latest Unhinged Rant

by Valerie Williams
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Trump’s latest tweet proclaims that the flu is more dangerous than COVID

While on steroids and experimental drugs for the COVID-19 virus, President Trump is out here trying to claim that the flu is more dangerous. First of all, he’s wrong. Second of all, he’s crazy and someone in the White House (who is hopefully wearing a Hazmat suit) needs to wrestle his phone away from his tiny orange mitts.

“Flu season is coming up!” Trump tweeted this morning. “Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”

Ok, so first of all, according to the CDC, the 2019-2020 flu season ended in 24,000-62,000 deaths out of around 39-56 million cases. So far, in just eight months, COVID-19 has claimed over 210,000 American lives with 7.4 million cases. I’m no mathematician, but I think it’s pretty clear which is more “lethal.”

Twitter agrees and made a point to fact-check Trump’s tweet. Facebook removed the post entirely.

Is the flu dangerous? Absolutely. Should you and your family get flu shots ASAP (after consulting with your physician)? Yup. Is is somehow more “lethal” than COVID? Stats don’t bear that out. But since when have facts and science mattered to the lunatic who very seriously suggested that bleach injections might cure COVID?

If anyone needs more evidence that the president has lost his ever-loving mind, look no further than his other recent tweets including his insane video address last night after returning to The White House from Walter Reed Medical Center.

Trump told the American people that over his hospital stay, he “learned so much about coronavirus.”

He then got back on his bullshit. “One thing that’s for certain: Don’t let it dominate you,” he said of the illness that’s killed 210,000+ Americans and counting. “Don’t be afraid of it… You’re going to beat it.”

Trump claims to feel “better than 20 years ago.” He says, “We’re going back, we’re going back to work. We’re going to be out front… Don’t let it dominate your lives. Get out there, be careful.”

He casually and without evidence claimed he might be immune now, who knows? “Now I’m better. And maybe I’m immune, I don’t know.” He even promised that “vaccines are coming momentarily.”

In short, please God don’t listen to this deranged man who put his own Secret Service agents in danger Sunday evening so he could go on a joy ride and get the validation from his supporters that he truly seems to need in order to breathe. Don’t listen to the person who has downplayed this virus from the very beginning and who mocked his opponent for wearing “the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” He knows nothing and moreover, he doesn’t care about how many millions of Americans are suffering from this virus and its myriad effects. The only cure for this problem is to vote on November 3rd.

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