Reporter covering breaking news and national stories Education: Columbia University, M.S. in Journalism Paulina Villegas is a General Assignment reporter covering breaking news and national enterprise stories for The Washington Post. Previously, she worked at the New York Times' Mexico bureau, where her work focused on drug crime, government corruption and human rights issues.
In March, President Trump said that keeping the nation’s death toll between 100,000 and 200,000 — numbers that seemed inconceivable at the time — would signal that his administration had done “a very good job.”
President Trump on Wednesday tried to knock down a prediction by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Robert Redfield that novel coronavirus vaccines will not be widely available until the middle of next year.
“I don’t think so. I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that, lives. I really don’t think so. I think we did a very good job,” Trump said at a town hall hosted by ABC News.