U.S. President Donald Trump appeared for an unusually short press briefing on Tuesday, Aug. 11, however, only to get trolled later for making misleading and false claims.

First of all, Trump compared the U.S. to Europe and said that America is faring well since the number of new coronavirus cases in European countries has increased recently.

"Last week France and Germany both recorded their highest daily number of new cases in three months," he said. "The seven-day case average for Germany has increased by 62% since last week, unfortunately. And that is truly unfortunate. It's increased by 82% in France."

Trump also cited the recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Spain and the U.K.

Even though the number of new reported COVID19 cases in the U.S. are falling, Trump indeed gave a misleading statement and did not compare the total number of coronavirus cases between the two. European countries have far fewer cases as compared to the U.S. and comparing the population, they have and are doing better than the U.S.

During the brief address to the media, Trump also said that the New York City fired police officers without justification, which in itself is a false statement.

"Mayor Bill de Blasio should immediately hire back all of the police who were fired without justification. They were fired. I guess that's part of defund the police by the Democrats. They should hire New York city's finest back," he said.

However, the truth is that he is portraying the decision to cancel a new class of recruits as the firing of the existing officers. The cancellation of hiring for new recruits is a part of the New York City Council’s plan to NYPD budget due to the shortfall of the larger city budget due to the COVID19 pandemic.

He made a bunch of other false and misleading statements, including a blanket declaration that mentioned how college football players will not have serious complications due to coronavirus as they are overall fit and strong.

However, the truth is that no age is immune to coronavirus and even football players may have a heart condition that may put their lives at risk if they contract coronavirus infection.

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President Donald Trump waves whilst playing a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during the U.S. President's first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump on their first official visit to the UK after yesterday's meetings with the Prime Minister and the Queen is in Scotland for private weekend stay at his Turnberry. Leon Neal/Getty Images

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