Trump turns page on pandemic in closing pitch to voters

President Trump is downplaying the sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the final sprint to Election Day, staking his campaign on the notion that voters have pandemic fatigue and are ready to move on.

“Covid, Covid, Covid is the unified chant of the Fake News Lamestream Media. They will talk about nothing else until November 4th,” Trump tweeted this week. The president has voiced variations of this message on social media and at campaign rallies to dismiss the coronavirus as an overblown crisis, pointing to lower COVID-19 death rates this fall compared to infection spikes that struck earlier this year as evidence the worst of the pandemic has passed.

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