At a spontaneous press conference after a meeting with scientists from the CDC, Trump pronounced himself an expert on the coronavirus and laughably claimed that all the doctors marveled at his deep understanding of the virus. Once again referencing his uncle, who taught at MIT, he said he has a “natural ability” to understand the complexities of viral epidemiology.
“I like this stuff. I really get it,” Trump boasted to reporters during a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he met with actual doctors and scientists who are feverishly scrambling to contain and combat the deadly illness. Citing a “great, super-genius uncle” who taught at MIT, Trump professed that it must run in the family genes.
“People are really surprised I understand this stuff,” he said. “Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.”
One thing I can guarantee you is that not a single doctor at the CDC asked him how he understands the issue. Not one. This is just such standard-issue bragging for Trump. We’ve heard him make similar claims from him a hundred times, none of them credible.