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This week, the number of people in the United States who died from the coronavirus exceeded 250,000 – but President Donald Trump has not yet resolved this grim stage. As the country continues to struggle with growing casualties, an over-expanded health care system and an unprecedented influx of cases across the country, Trump instead spent the weeks after the Nov. 3 election erupting baseless allegations of fraud.
Trump has posted on Twitter more than 490 times since Wednesday, Nov. 4. Only 1
Trump’s tweets mention death, but only in baseless allegations that “dead people” voted against him in the election.
Although Americans are now dying from the virus at the rate of a minute – often alone in hospital rooms without their families – none of the tweets after the Trump election mention Americans who died of COVID. This week, when his COVID-19 task force presented its first press briefing in months, Trump did not bother to appear.
To illustrate the stunning difference between what is in Trump’s mind and what is happening to his own citizens, here is a selection of what Trump wrote on the same day as some Americans wrote about loved ones who have just died of COVID-19.