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Trump moves the coronavirus goal posts, pre-spinning 100,000 coronavirus deaths as 'a very good job'

Aaron Blake


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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

On Feb. 26, when there were 15 reported cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, President Donald Trump predicted it would soon be "down to close to zero."

On March 5, he hailed the fact that there were about 3,000 deaths worldwide but only 11 in the United States.

On March 9, he noted that there were just 22 U.S. deaths and compared it to the seasonal flu, which has killed 37,000 people this year.