Heather Cox Richardson explains Trump’s responsibility for Covid-19 deaths in America

Heather Cox Richards writes: Today, the White House warned Americans to expect 100,000 to 240,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic; more—as many as 2.2 million-- if Americans do not strictly self-isolate. This best case scenario is close to the numbers of US Army soldiers-- 235,000—who died in battle in World War Two. Trump is trying to spin this appalling disaster as a victory. He has declared that if we are able to keep the deaths in the lower range “we all together have done a very good job.” The president and his team are eager to absolve him…

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