Trump: I Wasn’t Kidding About Slowing Testing


In spite of what his own officials have been saying, President Trump is pushing back on suggestions that he was ‘kidding’ about slowing down coronavirus testing. He made the remark during a rally last weekend and while the White House said he was kidding, Trump says he wasn’t. "I don't kid," he told reporters yesterday.

He called coronavirus testing a "double edged sword" and insisted that there are more cases of the virus because there is more testing going on. "Testing is a double edge sword,” he explained, “One way, it shows you have cases and in another way you find out where the cases are and you do a good job."

Trump also defended his administration's response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and complained that he has received no credit for a "great job."

Source: White House