President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States likely saved thousands of lives, according to political consultant Dick Morris on Newsmax TV.
"If we had not had that travel ban with China and with Europe and with Britain, and had we listened to the World Health Organization and Joe Biden, we would have almost 100,000 dead bodies on our hands, actually 70,000 more than we have now," Morris told Wednesday's "Spicer & Co."
Morris also commended the U.S health care system's handling of the pandemic, comparing the lower death rates of American coronavirus patients to the higher mortality rates of those suffering from the virus in other parts of the world.
"If you get sick with coronavirus in the U.S., you have a 4% chance of dying, if you get sick with coronavirus in Spain or Britain you have an 11% chance of dying, and in France, you have a 10 percent chance of dying," Morris said. "So, you have a three times or four times better chance of surviving in our health care system than in Bernie Sanders single-payer fantasy that they have in Europe."
The political consultant said Trump has done well to combat to the pandemic, in the face of a constant media assault of his performance.
"Before we're quick to condemn our president in particular, and our health care system in general, and junk it for a European system, let's understand that the European system has failed, and the American system worked," Morris said.
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