I suppose it’s not too extreme that Donald Trump doesn’t know the population of the country that he is the democratically-elected head of. Or, perhaps he’s so used to exaggerating his wealth by adding on zeros and going from millions into billions, that he just did it today with the population as well. “Millions” sound trivial when you’re Trump. In all events, Trump stated, once again, that it’s a great thing if only 60,000 people die and in fact, he has saved “billions” by ending flights from China.
"It could have been billions of people if we had not done what we did" — Trump absurdly claims that his move to restrict travel from China saved a billion or more lives pic.twitter.com/GbkI4ozs8F
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 18, 2020
This is no small feat to save a billion Americans, especially since the population is only 328 million and some change. That means that every single one of us has been saved more than three times. But this is a guy who will tell you that he “fucked every supermodel in Europe” and he’s a “very stable genius” so take it with a grain of salt. Wild exaggeration and disregard for common sense, let alone the truth, is the norm for him. And actually, listening to him dissemble is better than listening to him threaten a constitutional crisis or abuse a reporter, so we should be grateful, maybe. After all, we’ve seen much worse.