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Donald Trump falsely claims US Covid-19 deaths "lower than the world", alleges virus is "under control"

During an interview with Axios, President Trump falsely claimed that the Covid-19 deaths in the US were "lower than the world" as the country's death toll surpasses 155,000 deaths, making it the highest total globally. Axios reporter Jonathan Swan pointed out he was talking about "deaths as a proportion of the population," Trump answered that "you can't do that", arguing that Covid-19 deaths should be measured as a proportion to cases rather than population.

Trump furthered claimed that the US had the novel Coronavirus "under control". When confronted with the deaths of thousands of Americans, Trump responded by saying: "They are dying, that's true. It is what it is. But that doesn't mean we aren't doing everything that we can. It's under control as much as you can control it."

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