The president’s wild night at a town hall took an unexpected turn.
Pres. Trump says COVID-19 will go away even without a vaccine in part because of … “herd mentality.” pic.twitter.com/PhrU06GJJo
— The Recount (@therecount) September 16, 2020
This is the key point. Everyone on Twitter is mocking Trump's misstatement ("herd mentality" v "herd immunity"). That's a goof.
But if Trump's strategy is to simply let the virus "run its course," that could mean 2m deaths in the next 12 months. That's the real headline. https://t.co/RxeTWUMDfl
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) September 16, 2020
You mean herd immunity?
That's what you're pursuing for us as a country, and you don't even know what it is?
And you think it might be the same thing as herd mentality? pic.twitter.com/9anh7OUZnq
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 16, 2020
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) September 16, 2020
“You’re going to develop, like, a herd mentality”
— Arlen Parsa (@arlenparsa) September 16, 2020
What is “herd mentality”? Just asking.
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) September 16, 2020
America. You are in danger, girl. pic.twitter.com/CMedwTRfCE
— gregarious (@mistergeezy) September 16, 2020
At the town hall, Trump just said “herd mentality” when he meant “herd immunity.” But in Trumpland the former is so prevalent you can almost excuse Trump’s apparent cognitive decline.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 16, 2020
Donald Trump battles the English language in an attempt to let voters know he now supports herd immunity (3 million US deaths) as the solution to COVID:
“You’re going to develop, you’re going to develop herd mentality; it’s going to be, going to be herd developed.” https://t.co/vJVp0kcyFF
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 16, 2020
— Reed Galen (@reedgalen) September 16, 2020
It's hard to have much faith in our President's ability to fight COVID when he calls his alleged strategy "herd mentality", not herd immunity. Shocking incompetence.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) September 16, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump says tonight @ABC the coronavirus will disappear, will go away, even without a vaccine it will go away over time “you’ll develop like a herd mentality, it’s going to be herd developed”…says “we’re rounding the corner” Contrary to what Dr Fauci told me Friday.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 16, 2020
— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) September 16, 2020
Sweaty and confused, Trump says that the virus will go away with a "herd mentality".
I don't want to hear one more fucking word about Joe Biden's mental fitness for office.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 16, 2020