Trump Jokes About Slowing Down Coronavirus Testing

At his first political rally since the pandemic, President Trump jokingly said that we should slow down testing for the coronavirus because the more we test, the more cases we find. He called it a double-edged sword.

Referring to the fact that the U.S. has tested 25 million people, Trump said:

“When you do testing to that extent, you’re gonna find more people, you’re gonna find more cases. So I said to my people, slow the testing down, please.”

A White House official said:

“He was obviously kidding. We are leading the world in testing and have conducted 25 million + in testing.”

Trump claimed credit for saving hundreds of thousands of lives by blocking travelers from Europe and China, and said the radical fake news doesn’t give him credit for the phenomenal job he’s done with the outbreak. The president referred to SARS-CoV-2, the official name of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as “Kung Flu” and “Chinese Virus.”

While the president and most of those at the Tulsa rally didn’t wear masks, 76% of Americans in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll remain concerned about the spread of COVID-19.

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  1. Dotty McNulty
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    Have the people that have a weak immune system or you are sick, stay home. Why are we keeping the well people and the people who want and have to work at home????? It doesn’t make sense. The people who are making more money on unemployment insurance than working don’t want to work. I wonder why???? I want my country and freedom back. More people have to say no! to masks. We need to tell the people who make it mandatory to wear a mask that we will not wear a mask. They don’t protect us and they are unsafe for us to wear. The virus will go right through the mask and quite frankly I don’t have any breathing problems until I wear a mask. Do you wear your mask while driving alone in your car???? Do you wear your mask while riding a bike, riding a skate board, swimming? What the hell for???

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