4 Aug 2020

Trump flounders over US virus figures in TV interview

He brandished his own bar charts, claimed the US was “lowest in numerous categories” on coronavirus and declared he was doing an “incredible job”.

By most accounts, President Trump’s bizarre television interview with the Axios news website did not go entirely according to plan. His Democratic rival Joe Biden told him to “step up and do your job” – as figures showed coronavirus deaths across America rose for a fourth week in a row.