WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said in an interview that the coronavirus in the United States is under control and that the rising death toll “is what it is” as cases have surged in some states.
In the interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan last week that aired in full Monday night on HBO, Trump was asked how the virus is under control when 1,000 Americans are dying each day.
“They are dying, that’s true. And you have — it is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it. This is a horrible plague,” Trump said.