Donald Trump on Monday suggested that if the U.S. stopped testing for coronavirus, we would have fewer reported cases.
During a round-table on “Fighting for America’s Seniors,” Trump said, “If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.”
Though most thought the statement was ridiculous, since the virus will still exist whether people are tested or not, Vice President Mike Pence backed up his boss, according to a press pool report.
Trump went on to claim the U.S. has defeated coronavirus, and in a tweet earlier in the day, he said that testing makes the U.S. “look bad.” (Raw Story)
- According to Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. currently has more than 2.1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 116,000 deaths.
- It’s not a good look to attempt to play games with the numbers when it involves peoples’ lives.
- He’s not wrong. Fewer tests, means fewer confirmed cases, but….
- Some Twitter users had a field day mocking Trump’s logic.(HuffPost)
Trump explaining how we’ll have fewer COVID-19 cases if we’d just stop testing: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/trump-if-covid-19-testing-stops-the-us-wont-have-coronavirus-cases-anymore/ …