President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the next two weeks will be “very painful” in the U.S. in terms of deaths from the novel coronavirus.  

Speaking at a White House briefing, Trump urged Americans to brace for “hard days ahead,” two days after saying that holding U.S. COVID-19 deaths between 100,000 to 200,000 would be a “good job.”

“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” he said. “We’re going to go through a very tough two weeks.

“This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks,” he stressed.

On Sunday,

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