Trump likes to say that one death is too many, but his seeming indifference to growing death tolls is reminiscent of the quip, sometimes attributed to Stalin, that one death is a tragedy and 1 million deaths is a statistic.
For Trump, one death is a tragedy and 60,000 are a victory.
David A. Graham: Harvey exposes Trump’s empathy deficitAs Steve Benen has chronicled, Trump has curiously kept touting the low death toll, but keeps having to adjust up the number as the count rises.
But we’re going toward 50 or 60,000 people.”Four days later, the estimated death toll exceeded 50,000, though it is probably higher.
On April 27, Trump said the toll was “probably heading to 60,000, 70,000.” A couple of days later, the U.S. crossed the 60,000 milestone.

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