U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made what was presumably a gaffe on a CNBC interview on … [+] Friday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
It was presumably a slip of the tongue by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin. Nonetheless, the statement did make some on the Twittersphere wonder.
On Friday, Mnuchin made a comment on CNBC that was captured in the video accompanying this Tweet:
As you can see, Mnuchin said, “we’re working on mass distribution of the virus,” with the “we” apparently referring to the Trump Administration.
Alright, the U.S. has already had at least 11,915,859 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, nearly one-fifth of the World’s cases, and at least 254,451 Covid-19-related deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. Both these numbers lead the World by far. Despite the fact that cases have been surging over the past month, the Trump Administration and the White House Coronavirus Task Force have not been holding regular press briefings to provide updates on how they are handling (or not handling) the situation.
So how did people in the Land O’ Twitter think this “mass distribution of the virus” is going? Well, there was this:
And some “fact-checking”:
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