Coronavirus: Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ as officials predict up to 240,000 US deaths

Coronavirus: Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ as officials predict up to 240,000 US deaths


I want every American to be prepared
for the hard days that lie ahead. We’re gonna go through a very
tough two weeks, but this is going to be a very painful,
very, very painful two weeks. Dr Fauci, dhould Americans be prepared
for the likelihood that there will be 100,000 Americans who die from
this virus? The answer is yes.
As sobering a number as that is, we should be prepared for it. It’s 100,000 to 200,000,
which a lot of people, right? A lot of people. The question is what would have
happened if we did nothing? Because there was a group that
said, let’s just ride it out. Let’s ride it out. What would have happened? And that number comes in at 1.5 to
1.6 million people, up to 2.2 and even beyond. So that’s 2.2 million people would
have died if we did nothing. We just carried on our life. This may be an uncomfortable question,
but what would the models have looked like that Dr. Brooks and
Dr Fauci showed, if we started these social distancing
guidelines sooner, in February or January, if there was no virus in the background,
there was nothing to mitigate. If there was virus there that we
didn’t know about, then the answer to your question is
probably yes. Now, the only trouble with that is that
whenever you come out and say something like that, it always
becomes almost a soundbite that gets taken out of context. But we were watching South Korea,
excuse me, and China and Italy, and we weren’t taking action when
those countries were fighting. In a perfect world, it would have been
nice to know what was going on there. Is there any fairness to the criticism
that you may have lulled Americans into a false sense of security
when you were saying things like ‘it’s going to go away? ‘That sort of thing? But, Jim, it’s going away.
It’s going to go away. Hopefully, at the end of the month
and if not, hopefully it will be soon after that. I want to be positive.
I don’t want to be negative. I’m a positive person. ‘Somebody said, ‘oh, I wish he’d be
more negative.’ They literally have … that’s in one of the
wonderful newspapers today. I wish he’d be more negative. Well, this is really easy to be negative about.
But I want to give people hope, too. You know, I’m a cheerleader for the country. We’re going through the worst thing
that the country’s probably ever seen. Don’t forget, at that time, people didn’t
know that much about it. Even the experts, we were talking
about it. We didn’t know where it was going. We saw China, but that was it.
Maybe it would have stopped China. We wish we could have killed it in China,
but it didn’t happen. It started spreading to Europe. It started spreading here.
It started spreading all over. But … and I’m not blaming anybody.

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100 thoughts on “Coronavirus: Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ as officials predict up to 240,000 US deaths”

  • Janice Leighton says:

    The governments won't to tell the truth we deserve that but we know we've always known then watch this and all over world press conference's it a joke and insult to the world

  • Michael Mc Laughlin says:

    Trump speaks complete BS every time opens his mouth. He presents himself as a savvy business man: fact is that he's a multiple bankrupt. The book he claimed to have written, 'The Deal', was actually written by a ghost writer. He's a show man – nothing is real.

  • The Chosen one must lockdown and isolate all hot zones from the rest of country. Professor Li Lanjuan proposed to the leadership to lockdown Wuhan and Hubei province. Now the results are there for everyone to see.

  • Trump said that Mexico would pay for the 'WALL'. When will he say 'CHINA WILL PAY FOR THE COSTS OF BUSINESS LOSSES'. (Cloud coocoo land)

  • No need to fear, King Canute will order it to go away, I mean King Trump will order it to go away. HE has it all under control.

  • Im in New Zealand and our Prime Minister put us in Lockdown for a month after 100 cases or so. It's such a change to our way of living and it's a bit depressing but I'm so thankful that we've done it otherwise we would be facing more than 1 death in our country by now.

  • If Americans did not know CoVID-19 was contagious and harmful despite whatever anyone is blaming Trump for saying/not saying, then they are ignorant. I am so sick of hearing reporters blaming and second guessing Trump (and other politicians) for their actions and/or inaction when people have known there is a dangerous infection spreading and that they should be doing the right thing as individuals. There is clearly no right way yet to know how to deal with this as a nation (each nation has a different approach).

  • What?????? I thought you had it all under control, not to worry about it. It's only a flu. Trump you have lied to the American people yet again.

  • Sure he said he's gonna open up the country next week… He's thick as pigshit y did Americans vote this reality TV star as president lol u ppl deserve hm

  • This is a punishment from the Lord to the criminal countries like America and Europe, because they committed crimes and wars, and they killed many innocent people overseas.

  • I see trump has finally woke up. Shame it took him like 6 weeks. Perhaps they should introduce him to the internet.

  • This guy is the Dumbest famous person i've ever known, His re-election was handed to him in a Silver platter, all he had to do was shut his dog like mouth and say i'am no expert in Medicine i'll follow what the health experts say, all his stupidity over the course of presidency would've been disappeared!

  • bananasplits1945 says:

    yes but he just want to get 4 more years he don,t care how many Americans are killed by the Coronavirus all he wants is another 4 years in the White House so lets all hope that Donald Trump comes down with the Coronavirus I would call it Justice,

  • Celtic Whisper says:

    Considering that the tests are not able to tell if a patient has the SARS-2 virus, but only reveals the presence of 'coronavirus' (which anyone who has had a cold during their life will have in their body) I am beginning to have some serious doubts regarding how genuine the numbers are. It also appears that the common Flu is not affecting anyone this year. And why are the deaths of stage-4 cancer patients, who are dying of cancer, being marked down as dying from SARS-2, after testing +ve for coronavirus during their final hours. See above for more information!

  • Manuel Matters says:

    so this no face mask thing backfired? south korea and taiwan wear mask. western countries are against face mask

  • Mr. President, I don't need you to make me more positive, I need the truth and your fast actions to contain the spread.

  • Ask Pelosi why she didn’t voice her concerns earlier. Or was she busily ignorant or uninformed. The country is facing a disaster, the blame game by media is disguising.

  • I’m so glad to me American and have the smartest guy in history to be our beloved president. He protected us all from the China virus since day 1. We were the first in the world to suggest the quarantine from the China virus, and all the other countries were laughing at us, comparing the China virus to common Flue !! We are safe in America thanks to Trump and we will be the least affected country as our president said.

    Ah no wait…

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  • I Knew Dumb Dumb Thought That Coronavirus Was Going To Stay in China Only ?‍♀️ That's Lying Trump Way of Staying Positive When He Knew Back In January And Didn't Even Say Anything, No Warning Are Nothing ! Trump Has Put Us All in Harm's Way ! By Disbanded CDC ! To Save Money Because He Didn't Think CDC Would Be Needed ! And Yet Corrupt Lying Trump Gave Our Supplies To China Back In January ! What About America First Trump ! ?

  • Darrell and Sondra Holden says:

    CNN – WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO QUIT CRITICIZING PRESIDENT TRUMP AND START WORKING TOWARD SAYING MORE POSITIVE THINGS TO ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE OF THE U.S.? THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS, THIS IS ABOUT LIVES. GET ON BOARD AND START HELPING BUT BEING ENCOURAGING INSTEAD OF HURTING BY BEING NEGATIVE!!!

  • Darrell and Sondra Holden says:

    THIS SAME COMMENT GOES TO ALL OF YOU, BELOW, WHO WROTE YOUR OWN NEGATIVE COMMENTS. IF WE DON'T ALL PULL TOGETHER, THIS WILL RIP US APART AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A NATION. WE NEED EACH OTHER AT A TIME LIKE THIS AND TO NOT BE 'BACK-BITING' EACH OTHER. NEGATIVITY WILL ONLY BRING MORE PEOPLE DOWN AND LEAD TO MORE DEPRESSION AND SUICIDES DURING THIS CRISIS, AND IF YOU KEEP TALKING THE WAY YOU ARE, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TOWARD IT.

  • Darrell and Sondra Holden says:

    STOP WASTING YOUR ENERGY ON BLAME AND CRITICALNESS! INSTEAD, PITCH IN THERE AND HELP BY SENDING MONEY, GIVING BLOOD, PRAYING, PRAYING FOR WISDOM THE PRESIDENT OF OUR NATION, ETC. AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT HE HAS DONE THEN YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: 1) PRAY FOR WISDOM FOR HIM, 2) VOTE DURING THE NEXT ELECTION, 3) RUN FOR PRESIDENT YOURSELF AND SHOW US HOW YOU CAN DO A MUCH BETTER JOB 4) KEEP YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO YOURSELF AND STOP WASTING ENERGY 4) WHEN THIS IS OVER, GET OUT THERE IN THIS WORLD AND MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE BY HELPING THE SURVIVORS OF THIS CRISIS. I PRAY YOU LEARN SOMETHING FROM ALL OF THIS AND DON'T CONTINUE IN YOUR NEGATIVE WAYS.

  • Darrell and Sondra Holden says:

    NO WONDER, LONELY PERSONS WHO ARE AT HOME READING ALL THIS GARBAGE BECOME DEPRESSED, MORE DEPRESSED, AND/OR CONSIDER OR COMMIT SUICIDE. WHAT HOPE ARE YOU GIVING THE WORLD WITH YOUR NEGATIVITY???? I PRAY THAT YOU SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT THIS AND CONSIDER BECOMING A BETTER PERSON!!!

  • Took me 3 hours to get through this footage…it beggars belief that this person has been entrusted with any 'office' – he's a showman, a conman, and a liar, and he actually believes he's getting away with it…..American voters, its down to you…get him out and elect someone who gives a damn and consign this egomaniac to history.

  • I don't wanna be negative…… Is it about negative or positive….. Or being realistic…. U could be positive n be realistic at the same time i suppose

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