The White House claimed he was kidding, but Trump said he told the government to slow down the coronavirus tests.
Trump said, "And what we did with the ventilators, the medical devices, and the tests. Testing is a double-edged sword. We haven't tested 25 million people. It's probably 20 million more people than anyone else. Germany has done a lot, South Korea has done a lot. Here's the bad part. If you test to this extent, you will find more cases. So I said to my people, please slow down the tests. You test and test them. People don't know what's going on. The young man is 10 years old and has a cold. He'll recover in about 15 minutes. It is a case. "
The White House claims Trump was fun, but he clearly wasn't, admitting that he told the government to slow down virus testing. #TrumpMeltdown #TrumpTulsaRally # TrumpRally2020 pic.twitter.com/jqRYae8jGd
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah), June 21, 2020
The White House said Trump was joking:
White House official says Trump was clearly fun. "He never advised employees to slow down the tests. We are very proud of the 25 million tests that we are carrying out at a rapid pace." https://t.co/TLlZxtyvXo
– Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender), June 21, 2020
Trump has often tried to keep Americans from getting tested for the virus, so the President's comments are nothing new, but he now admits that if Americans die because he doesn't want more coronavirus, he'll be fine Cases are found.
Donald Trump deliberately kills Americans because he believes this gives him the best chance of winning reelection.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor and Senior Correspondent of the White House and Congress for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association