Trump Says Coronavirus ‘Worst Attack On US Since Pearl Harbor’: Live Updates

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 05/06/2020


Trump says China may or may not comply with trade deal
California reports record daily jump in cases
Hong Kong reports no new local coronavirus cases for 17th day
South Korea to reopen schools on May 13
Germany’s Bundesliga to restart in second half of May
Boris Johnson to unveil plan to end UK lockdown on Sunday
NY deaths top 25k
Scotland says 60% of recent COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes
China reports 0 new cases
Brussels warns of massive contractions, virus threatens euro
Kenya reports biggest daily jump in new cases
Shanghai Disneyland to reopen May 11
Russia reports 10k+ cases for 4th day in a row
Volkswagen reports China sales may near pre-corona targets for 2020
NYC subway closes for cleaning for first time in 50+ years Wednesday
Beijing slams HK activists as “political viruses”
Germany reports slight uptick in new cases, deaths
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Update (1555ET): The MSM has spent all day on Trump’s comments last night that he understands deaths will continue to climb, but believes we should reopen the economy anyway, even as more evidence questioning the effectiveness of lockdowns emerges (more on this below).

The UK reported another drop in deaths day over day:

But following up on his comment that whether or not China adheres to the trade deal is no longer relevant, President Trump said Wednesday afternoon that China may or may not keep the trade deal, and that he would have a better idea in a few weeks. The CDC reported that the total number of US cases climbed 1.9% for the second day, below the prior week average.

Adding to his collection of aggressive comments about the virus, Trump added that it represents “the greatest attack on the US since Pearl Harbor”, likening China to its wartime archnemesis, Japan.

Of course, that would rank it above 9/11 in terms of tragedy. Then again, far more have died from the virus than died on 9/11/01, though the two incidents are obviously wholly unique and incomparable, and even the appearance of attempting to ‘rank’ them might come off as insensitive. But if nothing else, Trump has made clear that he’s treating this like a deliberate act of aggression, while China continues to insist it was a freak and inevitable accident – or worse, a plot orchestrated by the US.

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