Trump Disputes US Coronavirus Death Toll As It Officially Crosses 350,000

While December 31st brought an end to 2020, many of the problems that plagued the country last year carried over into the new year.

Such as the case with the coronavirus.

Early on Sunday morning, the coronavirus death toll in the United States crossed 350,000 and experts are still yet expecting to see a surge of cases due to the holiday season.

As Fox News reports John Hopkins University data shows more than 20 million people in the country have tested positive at one point of the ongoing pandemic.

President Trump remains optimistic, however.

In a series of tweets, Trump noted two coronavirus vaccines have been tested, approved, and are being distributed to people across the United States.

Trump also challenged the official tally and called it “far exaggerated.”

“The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low,” he tweeted.

“When in doubt, call it Covid,” the president added. “Fake News!”

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Trump also addressed the praise the “LameStream Media” has for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert and Coronavirus Task Force leader.

The LameStream Media often praises Fauci and his recommendations for Americans to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but Trump said he deserves some credit.

Fauci has admitted to being wrong (about the effectiveness of masks and the herd immunity minimums) and for not adequately expecting the pandemic’s impact on the country.

Check out Fauci’s segment on “ABC This Week” with host Martha Raddatz:

During the same segment, Fauci also addressed the new coronavirus variant and it contagiousness: