Trump Death Clock: Creator Eugene Jarecki Says “Reckless Mishandling” of COVID-19 Mus t Be Quantified

Democracy Now!

Published on May 11, 2020

As the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States surpasses 80,000, an unusual new billboard called the Trump Death Clock in New York City’s Times Square keeps tally of lives lost to government inaction. “What we found was that there was an amazing and very dark truth underlying the numbers that spoke to reckless mishandling of a pandemic by the president and his team, and we felt that ought to be quantified,” says Eugene Jarecki, the award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and activist behind the project.

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