As he was departing the White House for the first time in weeks, Donald Trump paused to talk to reporters and uttered this gem:

“The whole world is excited watching us. Because we’re leading the world.” President Donald Trump

We can report that in our monitoring news sites from around the world, we don’t get any sense of excitement for the United States right now. Pity, sorrow and worry are the emotions we most read about. As for leading the world? In COVID-19 cases and deaths, yes, that’s a fact.

Trump also said Dr. Anthony Fauci will be testifying before the Senate and not the House because the House is a “bunch of Trump-haters.”