October 19, 2020

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US in ‘great shape’ – Trump

Trump says US will see far fewer than 100,000 deaths
US President Donald Trump says he sees “tremendous progress” in saving lives.

“In the midst of grief and pain we are seeing clear signs that our aggressive strategy is saving countless lives,” he said.

While saying the number of deaths was “horrible”, he added: “We’re saving so many lives compared to what it could have been. They’re saying 100,000 lives on the minimum side.

“We’ll see what it ends up being, but it looks like we’re heading to a number substantially below 100,000.”