Donald Trump just heard about the Imperial Study today where they estimated 2.2 million Americans would die. He just said in a press conference: “If we can hold it down to 100,00-200,000 deaths, it’s a horrible number, we all together have done a very good job.”
All of this was somewhat preventable had his agencies deregulated quicker, but now, the MAGA crowd will find a way to defend the President on a pile of mass casualties in six months.
For the President to view 100,000 Americans dying as a victory is truly the most insane thing I’ve ever heard an American politician imply. My entire life I’ve heard Republicans rail against the “bigotry of low expectations” and I hope they won’t accept that as a good outcome.