CORONAVIRUS

Jimmy Kimmel Hits Trump With Stark Reminder Of His COVID-19 Denialism From A Year Ago

Republicans downplay the coronavirus pandemic this time last year in a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" montage.

Jimmy Kimmel turned back the clock on Thursday to see what Republicans were saying about the COVID-19 pandemic this time last year.

And their comments from April 2020 haven’t aged well.

In a montage titled “This Week In COVID History,” Fox News personality Sean Hannity boasts about “inching closer and closer to beating this virus.”

Then-Vice President Mike Pence claims, “There is light at the end of the tunnel,” as does then-President Donald Trump, who also says the national death toll from the crisis will likely be “substantially” under 100,000.

More than 560,000 Americans have now died from COVID-19.

“Well, you know what they say: ‘Hindsight is infuriating,’” Kimmel said after airing the montage. “Even though we have all that stuff on tape, what with Trump saying COVID will be over by Easter, the light at the tunnel, predicting less than 100,000 deaths, there are people who still support him and think he did a great job, even to the point where it damages them personally.”

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