Trump Schooled Online After Claiming 1917 Flu Pandemic Probably Ended WWII – HuffPost

The President says the “1917 pandemic” ended the Second World War— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 10, 2020.

The republicans are fretted about Joe Bidens mental acuity— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 10, 2020.

A significant part of Trumps (and the Trump campaigns) message against Biden has been that Biden gets confused and makes speaking errors.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 11, 2020.

World War II started in 1939..

Provided the Trump campaigns duplicated efforts to frame presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as lacking psychological acuity, Twitter users did not allow Trumps gaffe to slide..

The Second World War ended in 1945. Its vicious for @DonaldJTrumpJr and household to let @realDonaldTrump stand out there like this.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 10, 2020.

” The closest thing is, uh, in 1917, they state, uh, The Great- the Great Pandemic; & & it definitely was a horrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million ppl; probably ended the Second World War, all the soldiers were ill.”.
– The US President simply spoke this sentence– John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 10, 2020.

The President of the United States of America is the stupidest male in the world.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 11, 2020.

By the method the 1918 flu pandemic began in 1918, not 1917.
World War 2 ended in 1945.
And for some factor its the Trump Campaign thats trying to work on psychological fitness.– The Lincoln Project ☠ (@ProjectLincoln) August 11, 2020.

Simply post the clip of Trump saying the 1917 pandemic ended the Second World War over and over once again if anybody states anything about Joe Biden flubbing a line ever again.– Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 11, 2020.

President Donald Trump got history wrong on multiple counts Monday when he declared that the “1917” Spanish flu pandemic likely resulted in the end of World War II– which started more than twenty years later on.

The genius MAGA crowd who defends the guy and worships who cant pronounce “Yosemite” or “Thailand” and says the 1917 pandemic most likely ended WW2 thinks Joe Biden is mentally compromised.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 11, 2020.

Trump: In 1917, the terrific pandemic, where they lost 50 to 100 million individuals, most likely ended the Second World War.
1. The pandemic happened in 1918, not 1917.
2. About 37 million people passed away in WWI, not 50 to 100 million.
3. The Second World War ended in 1945, not in 1917.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 10, 2020.

” The closest thing is in 1917, they say, the fantastic pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people,” Trump stated during his White House press briefing. “Probably ended the Second World War, all the soldiers were sick.”.

Leading up to that comment, Trump had actually been applauding his administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic that has eliminated more than 160,000 individuals in the U.S., declaring without evidence that without his ban on foreign tourists, millions more would be dead.

Obama fought WWII however was required to yield defeat since of the pandemic of 1917 and ever since the cupboards have actually been bare. Since there werent any tests, they could not even evaluate for it. All the while our soldiers didnt have any bullets. No bullets. Could you envision? No bu– Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 11, 2020.

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 overlapped with the final months of World War I, which is ostensibly what the president planned to refer to. The spread was most likely worsened by the extensive release of soldiers, crowded wartime living conditions and other results of the war, the CDC states.

Critics, consisting of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), former White House ethics primary Walter Shaub and conservative group The Lincoln Project joined the fray:.

If you were questioning why President Drink Bleach has botched the response for 7 straight months:.
In 1917 “the terrific pandemic definitely was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 150 million individuals. Probably ended the second world war. All the soldiers were sick.”— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) August 10, 2020.

How is this not an example of some sort of brain problem or dementia? He has repeatedly, on various celebrations, claimed the Spanish influenza remained in 1917, not 1918. He should have been corrected dozens of times. He still says 1917. Its not some sort of politically useful lie. Why do it?— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 10, 2020.

Trump has incorrectly described the year of the 1918 pandemic lots of times, even though his own grandfather Frederick Trump passed away of it in New York City in 1918.

The president thinks the Spanish Flu probably ended World War Two (!) because “all the soldiers were ill.”.
The atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki fell 75 years ago the other day, bringing a terrible and long war to a shattering, violent end.
Keep in mind history. Do not misshape it.– George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 10, 2020.

Trump states the Spanish Flu in 1917 “probably” ended the Second World War.
The Spanish Flu remained in 1918 and WWII ended in 1945. Its “most likely” a good idea the Secret Service cut that interview short.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 10, 2020.

Calling all HuffPost superfans!

” The closest thing is in 1917, they state, the great pandemic. The Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 overlapped with the last months of World War I, which is seemingly what the president meant to refer to. The Second World War ended in 1945. The Second World War ended in 1945, not in 1917. Probably ended the 2nd world war.

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