Chris Wallace does a great job exposing Trump’s malicious lie about Doctors deliberately inflating the number of COVID-19 deaths, when Corey Lewandowski attempted to defend this preposterous claim.
Susan R. Bailey, M.D.
President, American Medical Association
“Throughout this pandemic, physicians, nurses, and frontline health care workers have risked their health, their safety and their lives to treat their patients and defeat a deadly virus. They did it because duty called and because of the sacred oath they took. The suggestion that doctors—in the midst of a public health crisis—are overcounting COVID-19 patients or lying to line their pockets is a malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided charge. COVID-19 cases are at record highs today. Rather than attacking us and lobbing baseless charges at physicians, our leaders should be following the science and urging adherence to the public health steps we know work—wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing physical distancing.”
As you might expect, medical professionals are livid over Trump’s malicious claim.
As an Iraq war vet and ER doctor, I risk my life every fucking day at work treating patients with COVID. I'm not asking for a thank you, but I am asking that Trump doesn't lie and disrespect us. I've never seen such a weak draft-dodging coward in my life. He is unfit to lead!!
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) October 30, 2020
FOR F*CK SAKE!!! Trump just picked the wrong goddamn fight trying to blame doctors for “phony” #COVID19 diagnoses and deaths. Here are over 20+ doctors who have **DIED ON THE FRONTLINES** among almost 2000 healthcare workers who have died.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) October 31, 2020
Full disclosure: my father was a doctor who attended Johns Hopkins Medical School.