Trump says the Spanish Flu in 1917 “probably” ended the Second World War. The Spanish Flu was in 1918 and WWII ended in 1945. It’s “probably” a good thing the Secret Service cut that press conference short.
Trump and Spanish Flu in 1917 Spanish Flu.
President Donald Trump erroneously stated Monday that the Spanish Flu of 1918 ended World War II, incorrectly citing both the year the pandemic occurred and the year that the Second World War ended.
The events took place more than two decades apart.
“The closest thing is in 1917, they say, the great pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people, probably ended the Second World War,” Trump said. “All the soldiers were sick. That was a terrible situation.” USA Today Reported.
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 11, 2020
Comments and Reactions.
It is amazing how numb people have become to accuse someone of spying and treason and get no response! Claim WW2 was ended by the Spanish flu! No response! The media needs to be better and realize the majority of people will and want to support them! They need to band together!
Vote Ted out, he believes in following Trump who said the Spanish Flu ended WWII. Making Biden look like a genius and making Cruz a follower not a leader and we need leadership! https://t.co/v9hXI6kTdl
— SkiBum (@MoodyJD2) August 11, 2020
Are you out of your mind? He’s lying constantly and the real one is saying the 1918 Spanish Flu probably ended WW II. What’s wrong with idiots like you? Are you drinking his kool-aid too? He’s lying! He can’t change the tax code, he’s LYING!!
Suure he can…pffft, he barely managed to walk down a ramp, or to lift a glass of water—though he had some toddler help from that pinkie to do so!
The dotard just said the Spanish Flu ended WW2.🤦♀️
Again, you just proved that you don’t think he could do either of what I said
— Notgoing Totellyou (@M5B1tch) August 11, 2020
Advice From 100 Years Ago re: The Spanish Flu…some things never grow old, do they?? pic.twitter.com/k0ljZWLPWK
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) August 10, 2020
How is this not an example of some sort of brain problem or dementia? He has repeatedly, on numerous occasions, claimed the Spanish flu was in 1917, not 1918. He must have been corrected dozens of times. He still says 1917. It’s not some sort of politically useful lie. Why do it? https://t.co/EEFifIJxjg
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 10, 2020