Trump addresses ‘downplaying’ COVID-19

At an ABC News town hall, President Donald Trump spoke about the travel ban on both Europe and China, claiming it “saved a lot of lives” by possibly “talent or luck."
0:54 | 09/15/20

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If you believe it's the president's responsibility to protect America. Why would you downplays a pandemic that is known to disproportionately. Harm. For low income families and minority communities. You know well I didn't downplay it I actually in many ways I up plated in terms of action. Might add cameras very strong now say that because what I did was with China I put a ban on with Europe I put a ban on. And we would've lost thousands of more people had a map but the ban on self. That was called action not with the mouth but in actual fact. We did a very very good job when we put that ban on whether you call it talent or luck. It was very important so we saved a lot of lives when we did this. There are holes in the band in the Europeans and didn't come for another month. Well they were Americans I mean the holes and where if you have somebody in China that's an American citizen we had to let a man.

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