Chandelis Duster and Kelly Mena 0f CNN –
While holding a press conference in Atlanta about the current coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump said that he didn’t know people died of the flu.
His grandfather died of influenza in 1918, according to Trump biographer Gwenda Blair.
“When I was hearing the amount of people that died with the flu, I was shocked to hear it,” Trump said while touring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s headquarters.
“Over the last, long period of time when people have the flu, you have an average of 36,000 people dying. I’ve never heard those numbers, I would’ve been shocked.”
I would have said, ‘Does anybody die of the flu?’ I didn’t know people died from the flu.”