While speaking at the coronavirus task force briefing on Saturday, President Donald Trump said, “This will be the toughest week” in the U.S. fight against the pandemic.

“There will be a lot of death, unfortunately,” he said.

Trump painted a grim picture of the next two weeks, but added that there will be less death than if certain mitigation steps were not taken.

“This will be probably the toughest week between this week and next week, and there will be a lot of death, unfortunately, but a lot less death than if this wasn’t done but there will be death,” Trump said.

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