Trump: We’d Have Few Cases If We Didn’t Test So Much

The Hill reports:

President Trump voiced frustration Saturday with rising COVID-19 case counts as both the U.S. and many states have reported new record totals in recent days.

Administration officials have blamed the surges on increased testing, but health advocates have pointed out that rates of positive tests are also increasing.

At an indoor campaign rally in Oklahoma last month, Trump suggested that the country should test less so the number of cases wouldn’t increase, a statement his press secretary later said was a joke. Trump insisted both that he was being sarcastic and that he doesn’t kid around about testing.