A man wearing a face mask walks by a memorial for COVID-19 victims in front of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, May 27, 2020.
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President Donald Trump in a Twitter post on Thursday said that the United States reaching 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus was “a very sad milestone.” The tweet was published a day after that number actually was hit.
“To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!,” Trump wrote.
By the time Trump posted his tweet on Thursday morning, there were at least 100,442 official Covid-19 deaths reported in the U.S., with nearly 1.7 million confirmed cases in the country. The U.S. accounts for more than 28% of the reported deaths from Covid-19 in the world.
A White House spokesman a day earlier had issued a statement after the 100,000 tally was…