The new death toll cited by Trump is now 95,000, up from zero, then 50-60,000, then 60-70,000.
TRUMP: “I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go away without a vaccine, it's gonna go away, and we're not going to see it again, hopefully.”
“This president is regularly tested; this president will make the decision as to whether to wear a mask or not. I can tell you those veterans are protected, they made the choice to come here because they've chosen to put their nation first. They wanted to be with their commander-in-chief on this momentous day. And it was their choice to come here. And I can tell you the president always puts the safety of our veterans first and of the American people first.”
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) May 8, 2020
But the clip was selectively edited by Kimmel's team.
The full clip from CSPAN clearly showed Pence, along with Verma and Polowczyk, loading and unloading boxes of some weight.
Then, as Pence returns to the van one final time, he makes the comment about the empty boxes and immediately smiles as those around him laugh.
When the man helping to unload the van says, “Absolutely,” that same man then says jokingly, “They're a lot easier,” to more laughter.
Pence then immediately closes the van door. He does not proceed to carry any of the boxes he was informed were empty.
Ã¢ÂÂ SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) May 6, 2020