ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos repeatedly pressed Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller on Sunday morning over President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that doctors “get more money” from coronavirus deaths, prompting Miller to back the president’s claims by citing “independent things pointing to that.”
Continuing to hammer away at his closing argument that the country is “rounding the corner” on the pandemic despite record-setting daily infections, Trump accused American doctors of profiting from the crisis by purposely overcounting coronavirus deaths during a campaign rally late last week.
“Our doctors get more money if someone dies from COVID. You know that, right?” Trump exclaimed. “So what they do is, they say, ‘I’m sorry, but, you know, everybody dies of COVID.’ But in Germany and other places, if you have a heart attack, or you have cancer, you’re terminally ill, you catch COVID, they say you died of cancer, you died of a heart attack. With us, when in doubt, choose COVID.”