Trump tells Tulsa supporters he ordered a ‘slow down’ coronavirus testing because it would identify more cases. His advisers claimed it was a joke.
- President Donald Trump said he ordered a “slow down” of coronavirus testing because it would lead to the identification of more cases.
- Speaking at his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, Trump said the US had tested 25 million people but that “when you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases.”
- A White House official later told Reuters that Trump’s comments about testing were a joke after they prompted outrage on social media.
- To date, the US has seen more than 2.3 million cases and almost 122,000 reported deaths, according to Worldometer, with many states seeing a record number in daily case increases this week.
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President Donald Trump told supporters at a campaign rally on Saturday that he ordered to “slow down” coronavirus testing because it would lead to the identification of more cases.
Speaking at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump said the US had now tested 25 million people for COVID-19, adding: “When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases. So I said to my …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]