During his first rally since swiftly defeating coronavirus, President Trump again slammed lockdown policies, and declared that he was right about resisting them all along, after the World Health Organisation admitted that countries should not be using lockdowns as a way of controlling the virus.
“The World Health Organisation came out a little while ago and admitted that Donald Trump was right. The lockdowns are doing tremendous damage to these Democrat-run states where they are in lockdown,” Trump told the huge crowd in Florida Monday night.
“They corrected themselves today and said I was right,” the President reiterated:
Trump was referring to WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro telling The Spectator that “We really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method.”
The World Health Organization just admitted that I was right. Lockdowns are killing countries all over the world. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself. Open up your states, Democrat governors. Open up New York. A long battle, but they finally did the right thing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020
Nabarro added that “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
WATCH: Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's Special Envoy on Covid-19, tells Andrew Neil: 'We really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method'. Watch the full interview here: https://t.co/XLdaedsKVS #SpectatorTV @afneil | @davidnabarro pic.twitter.com/1M4xf3VnXQ— The Spectator (@spectator) October 9, 2020
During the rally, Trump further attacked the WHO, noting that it is dominated by China, despite that country paying vastly less in funding to the global health body than the US does.
“I took us out of the WHO because they were wrong about everything. Although, they corrected themselves–they say I was right about the lockdowns. (I asked) Why are we paying $500 million a year and China which has 1.4 billion people is paying $39 million per year — they couldn’t explain so I took us out,” Trump urged.
“China dominates them and I said it doesn’t work that way anymore. They will take us back in so fast with less money,” the President added.
The President also painted a grim picture of what will happen if Joe Biden is elected.
“Biden would terminate our recovery, delay the vaccine, prolong the pandemic and annihilate Florida’s economy with a draconian, unscientific lockdown — that’s what he wants to do, lock it down, lock it down everybody,” Trump told the crowd.
“And you know what? If you don’t feel good about going out, stay, relax, stay. You know the risk groups, you know the older people,” the President added.