Facebook pulls Trump video for misinformation on COVID-19 and children

Facebook pulls Trump video for misinformation on COVID-19 and children

Trump, who is seeking re-election to a second term amid a USA economy crippled by coronavirus shutdowns, has pushed for schools to reopen and things to get "back to normal" as coronavirus deaths in the country average more than 1,000 per day.

After cases of coronavirus started to come out in the United States earlier this year, Mr Trump had refused to announce a lockdown, saying it will destroy the country's economy.

Mr Trump replied, "You can't do that", which was met with total incredulity from Mr Swan, who retorted 'Why can't I do that?'

Rivera asked Trump why he had not already taken action to put a national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, as an eviction moratorium included in the CARES Act, protecting an estimated 12 million renters in federally backed properties, expired at the end of July.

Trump: "You can't - you can't do that".

A particularly awkward part of the interview is where Mr Trump begins waving different charts at Swan and explaining how his interpretation of death rate data makes the United States a world leader in coronavirus.

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans in early July not to become complacent due to the decreasing confirmed-case death rate in the USA, arguing there are far too many factors that go into the statistic.

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"You think they [South Korea] are faking their statistics", Swan responds.

During the interview, Mr Trump began handing Mr Swan charts and graphs.

"I won't get into that because I have a very good relationship with the country, but you don't know that".

Swan mentions that COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. have begun to go up again, but Trump disagrees. "We're last. Meaning we're first".

Trump: "Take a look, it's cases". We don't have enough tests.

Australian journalist Jonathan Swan's viral interview with President Trump has made for 2020's best memes amid an extremely alarming situation.

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