Trump in ABC town hall, touts 'herd mentality' (or herd immunity) in ignoring pandemic threat

“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt

#TrumpLied200KDied 

Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down on his lying revealed by Bob Woodward.

Trump feigned “scheduling issues” perhaps because they wanted an opportunity to edit the recorded Town Hall that will air at 9pm ET. on ABC. It was taped at 530pm.

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“You’ll develop like a herd mentality”

With less than two months until ballots are tallied, President Donald Trump defended his handling of race relations in the United States amid a pandemic that has disproportionately affected minority populations and unprecedented social unrest in American cities.

Asked Tuesday by an uncommitted voter at ABC News' town hall, “The President and the People,” why he would “downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low-income families and minority communities,” Trump denied ever understating the disease's threat.

“Yeah, well, I didn't downplay it. I actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong,” Trump said.

As evidence of his claim that he “up-played” the disease “in terms of action,” Trump cited a pair of travel bans imposed against China and Europe in February and March. But pressed by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, who moderated the town hall, about “his own words” about the pandemic threat, Trump said, “We did a very, very good job when we put that ban on.”

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“I love what you just did,” the president says as a town hall questioner removes her mask

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