During his remarks at the White House Independence Day event, President Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases “are totally harmless.”
“Now we have tested almost 40m people. By so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless. Results that no other country can show because no other country has the testing that we have, not in terms of the numbers or in terms of quality,” he said.
“China’s secrecy, deceptions and cover up allowed it to spread all over the world. One hundred and eighty-nine countries and China must be held fully accountable,” Trump added.
The number of infections now regularly tops 50,000 per day.