Trump Jr. Falsely Says COVID-19 Deaths Are Down to 'Almost Nothing'

Donald Trump Jr., of course, is perhaps best known for being the son of America's leading pandemic denier and famously failed steak salesman.


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Donald Trump Jr., a self-described "outdoorsman" and son of a failed steak salesman, thinks that 1,000 Americans dying represents an example of "almost nothing."

In an interview with (who else?) Fox News, Trump Jr. again echoed his father’s pandemic approach of downplaying the virus while also disrespecting the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have already died due to COVID-19.

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"I went through the CDC data, because I kept hearing about new infections, but I was like, 'Why aren't they talking about this?'" Trump Jr. said during the interview, which CBS points out as having occurred on the same day that Johns Hopkins University reported roughly 89,000 new cases and nearly 1,000 deaths in the U.S. "Oh, because the number is almost nothing. Because we've gotten control of this thing, we understand how it works. They have the therapeutics to be able to deal with this."

As the team at Johns Hopkins University already warned earlier this week, deaths—despite what Filet-O-Fish Jr. would have us believe—are not under control. And neither is the daily average for new cases, which was recently confirmed to be on the rise in 47 states.

Fittingly, many were quick to stand up against the latest arguable disinformation attempt while also remembering those who have died under this administration's watch:

Donald Trump Jr. called medical experts “truly morons” and falsely claimed the surge in coronavirus cases is “almost nothing.”

The United States broke its own single-day case record *again* Thursday, with more than 90,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths.

— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 30, 2020

Every day, Donald Trump Jr. looks more and more like a wet hot dog dipped in pubic hair.

— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) October 30, 2020

Donald Trump Jr. said Covid deaths are "almost nothing". I'm so sick of this fucking family. I want them all put in cages so we can throw rotten vegetables at them.

— Amy Lynn🐇💀 (@AmyLynnStL) October 30, 2020

“It’s almost ten.”

-Donald Trump Jr at the grocery store check-out lane with 1,000 items in the 10 items or leas lane

— Doug Benson (@DougBenson) October 30, 2020

A great last-minute Halloween costume is to strap a PCP-addicted chinchilla to your face and go as Donald Trump Jr.

— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) October 30, 2020

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