Donald Trump drags India’s Covid data into first presidential debate: no count


Donald Trump says “millions” could have died in America without his actions (File)


US President Donald Trump has raised questions about the credibility of India’s COVID-19 tally, saying he was among the countries that are not accurately disclosing the number of deaths from the pandemic.

Trump’s remarks came during his first presidential debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden, who attacked the US president for handling the coronavirus crisis and said the president lied to Americans about the COVID-19 pandemic , which has killed more than 200,000 people and infected more than seven million others in the country.

Defending his handling of the crisis, Trump said “millions” could have died in America without his actions.

“When you talk about the numbers owed, you don’t know how many people have died in China. You don’t know how many people have died in Russia. You don’t know how many people have died in India. They don’t exactly know how to give you a good number. Just so you understand, ”Trump said.

Trump has repeatedly blamed China, where the coronavirus first appeared in December last year and has spread around the world, killing more than a million and infecting more than 30 million people.

Attacking Trump on handling the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden said the president had “no plan” to tackle the deadly disease and he lied to Americans.

“He still didn’t recognize that he knew this was happening, knew how dangerous it was going to be in February, and he didn’t even tell you. He said that. He panicked or he did. just looked at the stock exchange, one of the two, because guess what, a lot of people die and a lot more are going to die unless he gets a lot smarter, a lot faster, ”he said.

Trump retaliated by saying, “Never use the word smart with me.”

In the first of three presidential debates in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday night, marked by angry interruptions and bitter accusations, the two candidates fiercely clashed over a number of issues, including racism, the economy and the climate. .

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