May 7, 2020
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States harder than Pearl Harbour in World War II or the 9/11 attacks.
“This is worse than Pearl Harbour. This is worse than the World Trade Center. And it should have never happened,” he told reporters at the White House.
The surprise Japanese attack in 1941 on the Pearl Harbour naval base in Hawaii drew the United States into World War II. 2403 people died in the attack.
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks killed about 3,000 people, mostly in the World Trade Centre in New York, triggering two decades of US wars and anti-terrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.
Mr Trump on Wednesday also reversed course on plans to wind down his Covid-19 task force, attempting to balance his enthusiasm for “reopening” the country with rising infection rates in parts of the nation.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 3:04 am