US President Donald Trump has discussed the projected number of deaths from coronavirus, saying that “hopefully we are going to come in below that 100,000 lives lost.”
Trump said Friday that thanks to the steps Americans have taken as part of the 30 days to slow the spread guidelines, “we have saved thousands and thousands of lives. I can even make that, if you want, hundreds of thousands of lives.”
Trump said the 100,000 figure is a “horrible number nevertheless,” and added that coronavirus “should have been stopped at the source, but it wasn’t.”
The 100,000 predicted deaths is a higher number than Trump has used in recent weeks -- previously, he had been predicting up to 70,000 people dying from the virus.