President Donald Trump set social media ablaze when he referred to the epidemiological phenomenon of “herd immunity” as a “herd mentality” during a town hall meeting, but this is apparently a “gaffe” that he makes all the time.
During Tuesday night’s ABC News town hall, Trump had an exchange with moderator George Stephanopoulos in which he defended his repeated claims that the coronavirus will just go away.
“It would go away without the vaccine, George, but it’s going to go away a lot faster,” Trump said.
“It would go away without the vaccine?” Stephanopoulos said, to which Trump replied “Sure, with time.”
“And many deaths,” Stephanopoulos added.
“And you’ll develop a herd mentality,” Trump said.
The moment garnered copious attention on Twitter, where