The Week reports:
President Trump wants the U.S. to keep increasing its coronavirus testing capacity — but also keeps insisting that more testing is making the country “look bad.”
“We have the best testing in the world. Could be that testing is, frankly, overrated,” Trump said Thursday at a medical supply facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Still, Trump acknowledged that he was in favor of increasing testing capacity no matter how “overrated it is,” but that even when more testing happened, “they say ‘we want more'” again. After all, Trump said “If we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases” — or at least officially reported cases.
President Donald Trump griped about the pressure he faces to increase the ability to test people for coronavirus on Thursday, saying that testing might be “overrated” anyway. https://t.co/bww8pQJJIe
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 14, 2020
Here’s Trump saying that coronavirus testing might be “overrated” pic.twitter.com/4I36rRr7V5
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 14, 2020