Trump’s policies and administrative decisions contributed to the deaths of 450,000 Americans in 2018 according to a study published by British medical journal The Lancet.
The UK study was conducted by 33 scientists and was formed in 2017 to study the long-term health impact of Trump’s presidency over the course of 4 years.
Lancet found that approximately 461,000 fewer Americans would have died in 2018 if the US had a similar death rate to other G7 nations. The study found this to be a direct result of policies exacerbated by the Trump administration.
Further data suggested that environmental roll-backs in 2019 contributed to around 22,000 American deaths.
Lancet called Trump’s handling of COVID “appalling” and directly attributed the spread of the virus in the US to the former President’s politicization of health mandates and unwillingness to accept scientific data.
The report includes mortality rate numbers based on wealth, showing that the wealthiest 1% of US males live around 15 years longer than the poorest 1%.
Lancet’s findings comes at a bad time for the former President, as Senators and Representatives hear arguments this afternoon calling for Trump’s impeachment.
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