President Donald Trump said he couldn’t have done anything more to assist the COVID-19 response in the U.S. than he already has during a Tuesday town hall with ABC News.
The exchange came in the final minutes of Trump’s town hall, hosted by ABC News host and former Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos. An audience member asked Trump what the greatest challenge of his presidency has been, and what he may have learned from it. Trump responded that coronavirus has been the greatest challenge, saying he has personally known six people who have died from the pandemic.
“Could you have done more to stop it?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“I don’t think so. I think what I did like closing up the country I think I saved two maybe two and a half million, maybe more than that, lives. I really don’t think so. I think we did a very good job. I don’t know if that’s been recognized,” he said.
ABC’s @GStephanopoulos asks about the spread of Covid-19: “Could you have done more to stop it?
Trump: “I don’t think so.” pic.twitter.com/pTF2BsWVXj
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) September 16, 2020
Trump is just days out from a media