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Diamond and Silk downplay COVID-19 deaths to conspiracies?

Published 04/01/2020 | Reading Time 3 min 13 sec 

By BWSTimes Staff 

Diamond and Silk are speculating that media companies are inflating COVID-19 deaths intentionally to make President Trump look bad.

Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson are known for their commentary in support of President Donald Trump. They took to Twitter on Monday and purported that the thousands of American deaths from COVID-19 are speculation.

Some are accusing the two social media personalities of spreading dangerous conspiracy theories about the global pandemic.  

Earlier during the pandemic, President Trump seemingly downplayed the growing crisis.

Jan 22

Trump: “We have it totally under control. … It’s going to be just fine.”

Jan 30

Trump: “We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully. But we’re working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for it. So that I can assure you.”

Feb 24 

Trump: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. … Stock market starting to look very good to me”

Feb 25

Trump: “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re all getting better. … As far as what we’re doing with the new virus, I think that we’re doing a great job.”

Mar 9

Trump: “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on.”

Mar 12

Trump: “It’s going to go away. … The United States, because of what I did and what the administration did with China, we have 32 deaths at this point … when you look at the kind of numbers that you’re seeing coming out of other countries, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it.”

Mar 17

Trump: “Federal Government is working very well with the Governors and State officials. Good things will happen!”

March 31st was America’s deadliest day, 912 souls lost in a 24-hour period since the outbreak began claiming the lives of Americans in late February in a nursing home in Washington state. 

Recently, the President has taken a sobering turn at the advice of America’s leading scientist, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. At Tuesday’s White House press briefing on the pandemic, Dr. Facui said Americans should expect up to 240,000 coronavirus related deaths — even with stricter nationwide mitigation.

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