2020-07-18 19:40:45 UTC
are over until coronavirus 'gets solved'
Trump held his first tele-rally Friday night - a 22 minute ramble - as he bowed
to pressure to shift his campaign trail virtually because of the 'Covid
He took a fresh aim at China over the pandemic calling it the 'China virus'. He
blasted the 'radical left' for 'indoctrinating our children with hate' and
warned that America will 'never recover' if he isn't voted in for a second term.
Trump also heaped praise on himself saying he had 'saved millions of lives' and
the US is 'close to hitting the jackpot on therapeutics and vaccines'. This
comes as he has repeatedly come under fire for his handling of the crisis. He
said the US has the 'greatest economy in the history of the world' and 'the two
biggest job numbers in history the last two months' - as unemployment soars.
The telephone rally marked a major backpedaling for the president who last month
plowed ahead with his controversial rally in Tulsa. A top health official said
the rally 'more than likely' triggered a surge in cases.