Trump revises coronavirus deaths prediction to 'hopefully' under 100,000

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Donald Trump made more questionable claims on Friday about his administration's response to the pandemic – but, yet again, without providing data to support his claims about how many lives his team has saved.

World | The Independent

Donald Trump made more questionable claims on Friday about his administration's response to the pandemic – but, yet again, without providing data to support his claims about how many lives his team has saved.

He again claimed his government has "saved hundreds of thousands of lives," before inflating that claim to first 1m then 1.5m then 2.1m then 2.5m lives saved.

After weeks ago saying up to 200,000 Americans likely would pass away from the coronavirus, then saying around 60,000 people would die, the president on Friday again revised his death toll estimate.

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"Hopefully we're going to come in under that 100,000 lives lost," he said.

The president's remarks came as the number of confirmed cases in the United States approached 1.1m with 64,200 deaths, according to The Johns Hopkins University.

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