Trump’s Wednesday Corona Testing Announcement Backfires Immediately


President Donald Trump has consistently refused to take much of any criticism seriously during the Coronavirus outbreak across the U.S. Although for weeks and weeks on end, American health care workers struggled to get access to adequate large-scale Coronavirus testing, testing capacity has recently surged — and on Twitter this Wednesday, Trump focused on the surge and ignored the weeks and weeks prior in which the virus spread without testing even available to track it. He keeps vaguely insisting that his efforts have saved thousands and tens of thousands of lives — but there’s seriously no evidence for that. It’s wishful thinking, at best.

Trump tweeted:

‘Just reported that the United States has done far more “testing” than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!’

But again — to be clear here, he’s congratulating himself for finally getting around to what should have been in place weeks and even months prior. To even partly suggest that South Korea has lagged with testing at all is absolutely outlandish — they completed much of their testing weeks ago, and they used those tests to track the virus and get it under control. In the U.S., in the wake of Trump spending weeks deriding concern about the virus as a “hoax,” the virus is now spreading far and wide — and Trump’s focus appears to be on congratulating himself.

Besides the above, Trump also retweeted a whole slew of posts from the far-right “news” site Breitbart, and he mocked lawyer Michael Avenatti, Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, and even Utah Senator Mitt Romney (R), who’s been under quarantine because of the possibility that he has the Coronavirus.

As late night host Seth Meyers put it, Trump’s attacks on Romney are “a reminder that Donald Trump never passes up an opportunity to remind us that he is an awful person, even the midst of a global pandemic.”

Check out Twitter’s response below…