“I went through the CDC data, because I kept hearing about new infections, but I was like, ‘Well why aren’t they talking about this?'” Trump Jr. said. “Oh, oh, because the number is almost nothing. Because we’ve gotten control of this thing, we understand how it works. They have the therapeutics to be able to deal with this.”

“It’s gone to almost nothing,” he repeated, adding that the U.S. is “outperforming Europe in a positive way.”

He mocked Democrats who have advocated in favor of certain restrictions. “Why don’t we shut down for 10 or 15 years?” said Trump Jr., who said that children can learn on their iPhones.