Trump: We Only Look Bad Because We Do So Much Testing

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Trump on coronavirus cases: “When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 14, 2020

President Trump complains that people demand more COVID-19 testing and then “don’t give you credit” when it happens. “What we want is to get rid of this thing.”
He adds: “We have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? Because we do more testing.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 14, 2020

If we did less testing, fewer people would be sick. Is everyone clear on that?

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