By Nate Odenkirk | Staff Writer
WASHINGTON D.C.—The Trump Administration released favorable statistics this week, noting that no deaths have been recorded in the last four years from the infamous Spanish Flu. “Before Donald Trump was elected to office, over 120 million people worldwide perished in the tragic Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1920,” said Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s Press Secretary. “But thanks to President Trump’s leadership on the issue, not a single American—not one—has contracted the Spanish Flu since he was elected. That’s a true fact.”
The Spanish Flu, a worldwide pandemic that began during World War I, has not been seen as a serious threat to modern society. When asked what steps the president specifically took to address the Spanish Flu, the White House responded by once again noting that zero people have died from the Spanish Flu. It also alluded that Barack Obama, his predecessor, may have hidden or concealed deaths from the Spanish Flu by putting a big “?” under the death count during the Obama years. “We’re not saying he lied,” said Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s [some position]. “We’re just saying that Obama did nothing at all to stop the Spanish Flu, and lots of people may have died from that, we don’t know. Name one thing Obama did to stop the Spanish Flu—that’s what I thought.”
Isn’t it strange that we didn’t hear anything about the ‘coronavirus’ during Obama’s eight years, and then out of nowhere the media is breathlessly reporting on it?
Trump’s allies have faulted mainstream media for not reporting on this 102-year old development. The media, they claim, has been overhyping the COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing the Spanish Flu, which they see as a very real threat as well. “Everyone’s talking about Corona this, Corona that,” said Eric Trump, a “gold tier” Trump supporter. “But no one in the media will give my dad credit for the incredible work he’s done with the Spanish Flu. Isn’t it strange that we didn’t hear anything about the ‘coronavirus’ during Obama’s eight years, and then out of nowhere the media is breathlessly reporting on it? Give me a break.”
The president himself has been quick to capitalize on the good news, tweeting just last night:
To celebrate the accomplishment, the Trump campaign is releasing an advertisement highlighting every single achievement in the last four years. “No deaths from Spanish Flu” joins “No one perishing in the Titanic,” “No Hindenburg disaster,” and “No civil rights legislation,” among very few others. ♦