President Donald Trump told a rally crowd in Ohio that the coronavirus that has killed 200,000 Americans and infected nearly 7 million “affects virtually nobody.”
On Monday night, Trump spoke before yet another packed and mostly-maskless crowd in Swanton, Ohio, where he promised to “end the pandemic” that has raged for months.
He then went on his familiar and false riff about the effects of COVID-19 on young people — whom he has previously called “virtually immune” to the disease — but added a little something extra.
“We now know the disease. We didn’t know it, now we know it,” Trump said, seconds before demonstrating he does not know it.
“It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other