Trump says COVID-19 death toll would be lower if you don't count the most densely populated 'blue' states


  • US President Donald Trump on Monday praised his reponse to COVID-19, noting that nearly 200,000 dead Americans was fewer than the 2.2 million one model projected if no mitigating action were taken at state or federal level.

  • Trump said the death toll would be even lower if it excluded states run by Democrats.

  • "The blue states had tremendous death rates," he said. "If you take the blue states out, we are at a level I don't think...