Eric Trump says coronavirus will ‘magically go away’ after election, suggesting disease is a Democrat ploy

‘They’ll milk it every single day between now and November 3rd’

Oliver O'Connell
New York
Sunday 17 May 2020 16:13 BST
Eric Trump claims coronavirus will 'magically disappear' after the election

Eric Trump says that after the 2020 election the coronavirus pandemic will “magically all of a sudden go away and disappear” and everyone will suddenly be in favour of reopening the country.

Attacking Democrats and the Biden campaign, he said that there was a strategy at play to use the coronavirus to stop his father being re-elected by keeping the country locked down and therefore stopping Trump campaign rallies, and including tactics such as mail-in ballots in pandemic relief legislation.

“The Democrats are trying to milk this for everything they can, and it’s sad,” Mr Trump said.

President Donald Trump’s second son, and the Trump Organisation’s executive vice president, was speaking with Jeanine Pirro in an appearance on Fox News on Saturday night in a segment focused on the need to reopen the economy.

“They’ll milk it every single day between now and November 3rd, and guess what, after November 3rd, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everyone will be about reopen,” says Mr Trump.

He argued that the Biden campaign strategy is to use the pandemic to its advantage by not having to have its candidate out on stage in public “making some horrible blunder”. He also said that they are happy to see the Trump campaign as at a disadvantage by not being able to hold its large rallies.

“They’re trying to deprive him [Trump] of his greatest asset which is the fact that the American people love him, the fact that he is relatable, the fact that he can go out there and draw massive crowds,” he continued.

Mr Trump said that it was part of a “cognisant strategy” by Democrats, along with mail-in voting and “wanting illegal immigrants to vote in our country”, and vowed that this was not going to be allowed to happen and that Trump will win in November.

His prediction that the virus will "magically" go away echoes his father's analysis on 28 February when he said: "It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

As of Sunday there have been 1.47 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US, and 88,756 officially recorded deaths.

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