Trump: COVID tests are bad, and you shouldn’t want one

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Donald Trump says that testing for coronavirus makes the United States look bad because we identify more cases.

In a way, by doing all this testing we make ourselves look bad.

Donald J. Trump

If the Trump administration made any effort to reduce the spread of the virus, testing would not make the United States “look bad.”

The intended message — that people should stop getting tested — is reiterated over the next few days. On May 8, Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, test positive; Trump uses this as an example for why “the whole concept of tests aren’t necessarily great.”

On May 11, Trump tells the American people that they “shouldn’t want to get tested.”

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it's first reported.

Donald Trump says that testing for coronavirus makes the United States look bad because we identify more cases.

In a way, by doing all this testing we make ourselves look bad.

Donald J. Trump

If the Trump administration made any effort to reduce the spread of the virus, testing would not make the United States “look bad.”

The intended message — that people should stop getting tested — is reiterated over the next few days. On May 8, Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, test positive; Trump uses this as an example for why “the whole concept of tests aren’t necessarily great.”

On May 11, Trump tells the American people that they “shouldn’t want to get tested.”

External Sources

Mother Jones (Archived)

The New York Times (Archived)

Photo: Public Domain

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

If there is content you'd like to add context to or something that should be corrected, please contact us by clicking here or email us at trumpfile@protonmail.com

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