Brandon Gates is a social editor at COURIER. Prior to joining Courier he worked as a local tv reporter in Augusta, Ga. and had stints in public relations and foreign media. In his free time, Brandon writes for a sketch comedy show in NYC and practices yoga. He is also a powerlifting devotee.
Since January, the president has tried to convince the public that the coronavirus will simply go away on its own at least 38 times. To help make sense of these moments, here is a timeline breaking down the several instances the president has denied the severity of the virus.