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Trump Faces Outrage for Bragging it’s a ‘Badge of Honor’ That America’s #1 in COVID-19 Cases

During a press conference Tuesday, a reporter informed President Donald Trump that the U.S. is leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases and wanted him to comment on that.

So he responded by saying he considers this a “badge of honor” because it must mean a lot of tests are being done. It’s anyone’s guess how Trump could possibly think more than 1.5 million cases, resulting in more than 93,000 deaths in the U.S. is a good thing, but that’s Trump for you.

And the fur flew on the social media immediately after that, with more than a few Twitter users suggesting this could be a killer attack ad for former Vice President Joe Biden in the fall, Raw Story reports. Trump has been repeatedly misfiring with all sorts of nutty ideas regarding coronavirus, including admitting he takes the controversial and potentially dangerous drug hydroxychloroquine. More than a few studies have suggested this drug is ineffective against the harm caused by COVID-19.

Rather than fighting the further spread of this devastating pandemic, Trump seems intent on fostering it, even cluelessly claiming the U.S.  is going to “win very big” over the pandemic, even though nearly 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.

His equally clueless comments that the skyrocketing numbers in the U.S. are somehow a “badge of honor” stirred up intense feelings on social media because pretty much everyone else in the U.S. understands this catastrophic death toll is nothing to be proud of. Those of us who have chronic illnesses would prefer not to wear this “badge,” and neither would the elderly, who are especially prone to the effects of this devastating disease.

Trump is so self-absorbed that all of this is probably lost on him,  so the Twitterati set him straight with some pretty astute knee-slappers that may well hit him where it hurts. And deservedly so.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity.

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