Donald Trump outdid himself on Friday when he claimed to know more about the coronavirus than doctors by saying he has a “natural ability” for it.
Trump is a narcissist, there is no questioning that. But this seems to go too far.
The president told reporters at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday that doctors across the nation were amazed that he “knows so much” about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Trump said doctors he’s come across as the administration tries to get a handle on the outbreak have been surprised about how much he knows about COVID-19. “Maybe I have a natural ability,” he said. “Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
You can listen to his remarks in the video clips below:
Trump muses that he could’ve become a research scientist instead of president.
TRUMP: I like this stuff. I really get it… every one of these doctors said, ‘how do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. pic.twitter.com/9ppWsjwN2v
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 6, 2020