He said so in the press briefings on Sunday.
Donald Trump, the man currently responsible for taking the worst-hit country in the world out of the pandemic was speaking with the press on Sunday and indirectly accused health workers of stealing and perhaps selling the face masks in the market.
Trump said: "For years [suppliers] have been delivering ten to twenty thousand masks. OK, it’s a New York hospital and it’s packed all the time but how do you go from ten to twenty thousand to 300,000?"
"Something’s going on and you ought to look into it as reporters. Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door? And we. have that in a lot of different places so somebody should probably look into that because I just don’t see from a practical standpoint how that’s possible."
As reported by the Huffington Post, when asked to explain the statement, he said: "I don’t think it’s hoarding, I think it’s worse than hoarding." He added: "I don’t know, I don’t know, I think that’s for other people to check out."
Trump floated this theory without any evidence even when Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned that America could see as many as 200,000 deaths by the time the pandemic subsides. The statement is also being considered insensitive as healthcare workers have been working tirelessly since the first day to care for people selflessly.