‘I get the biggest death rates! Under Obama, the death rates were sad. But I have made our country number 1 again!’
(Reuters) – The United States has reported more than a million coronavirus infections only because of its testing, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, hailing the effort as being “much better than any other country in the world”.
The Twitter comments came amid warnings from state public health officials that shortages of trained workers and materials have limited testing capacity.
“The only reason the U.S. has reported one million cases of coronavirus is that our testing is sooo much better than any other country in the world,” Trump said on Twitter.
“Other countries are way behind us in testing, and therefore show far fewer cases.”
Yes, he’s lying about our testing. You can tell he was lying though because he was talking:
Well this is awkward :/ pic.twitter.com/C2xft7ebMY
— ems (@emsdi1) April 29, 2020