WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is bemoaning the “horrible” number of Americans who have died due to the coronavirus, while pointing to signs of hope.
Trump said during a press conference Friday that “in the midst of grief and pain,” the country is seeing “clear signs that our aggressive strategy” is working. That includes a decrease in hospital admissions in some places.
Trump's comments come on the same day as Johns Hopkins University’s worldwide death toll hit 100,000.
Trump, who is now weighing when to re-open the country’s economy, is pointing to models that are now forecasting U.S. death rates far lower than originally estimated.
He says, “We’re saving so many lives compared to what it could have been.”
But experts warn that re-opening the country too soon could cause a devastating new spike in infections.