The Hill reports:
President Trump on Monday refused to say whether he told staff to slow down COVID-19 testing to make it look like the U.S. had fewer cases, but argued that the country has done “too good a job” on testing. “If we did slow it down, we wouldn’t show nearly as many cases,” Trump said in an interview with Scripps News.
Asked again if he had asked to slow testing down, he replied: “Frankly I think we’re way ahead of ourselves if you want to know the truth. We’ve done too good a job, because every time we go out with 25 million tests, you’re going to find more people so then they say ‘oh, we have more cases in the United States.’
Yesterday White House officials claimed Trump was only joking at the rally. So much for that, as always.
VIDEO: Just asked President Trump if he actually ordered testing to be slowed down. He said in his Saturday speech he did. He didn’t answer the direct question. pic.twitter.com/aDKGu6F2Ok
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) June 22, 2020