"So you say to yourself, 'What is this all about?'"
Projections that at least 100,000 people will have been killed by the coronavirus in the United States, even if social distancing measures are carried out, appear to have prompted a major shift in Trump's outlook.
On Tuesday, he said that with no social distancing, the projections ran as high as 2.2 million deaths.
"If we did nothing, if we just carried on with our life," he said, "you would have seen people dying on airplanes, you would have seen people dying in hotel lobbies. You would have seen death all over."
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