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Trump Claims at Rally Doctors Lie About Virus Dead for Money

  • AMA calls remarks ‘malicious, outrageous’ and ‘misguided’
  • President has frequently dismissed virus and questioned data
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WATCH: “Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid. You know that, right?” Trump told a rally.Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump claimed without substantiation that U.S. doctors are lying about the number of Americans who’ve died from Covid-19, saying they inflate the figure because they are paid more money for deaths attributed to the virus.

There’s no evidence for the president’s assertion, and physician groups have castigated him for maligning their profession.