President Donald Trump has consistently failed to inspire any sort of confidence amidst his bumbling response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This Friday, Hillary Clinton harshly criticized Trump in a Twitter post for his latest ridiculous rhetoric. Trump has spent a considerable deal of time at this point harping on the point that if Coronavirus testing went down, confirmed cases would also decrease — but that doesn’t mean that the virus would stop spreading! The public image aspect of the pandemic like would be served by keeping confirmed case numbers low is not remotely relevant.
As Hillary put it:
‘Trump: “If we didn’t do testing, we’d have no cases.” And if I don’t stick my hand out the window to feel the drops, it’s not raining.’
Trump: "If we didn't do testing, we'd have no cases."
And if I don't stick my hand out the window to feel the drops, it's not raining.pic.twitter.com/mPlUh7X2jp
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2020
Trump has tried to attribute rises in confirmed cases to rises in testing, but the testing rises have not been the sole cause of the spikes in confirmed cases. Cases have been rising at sharply faster rates than testing has been rising, and the portion of those tests that have been coming back positive has been increasing. If Coronavirus wasn’t spreading at a sharp rate, than the portion of tests coming back positive should be going down as the overall number of tests increase, not up.
Week over week, testing is up in states experiencing the largest epidemic spread of Covid; but new Covid cases are up to a greater degree. The exception is Florida, where Covid cases are up, but testing has declined week-over-week based on reported data. pic.twitter.com/DmUfVS4VGl
— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) June 25, 2020
Voters seem sick of the president’s malpractice. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads Trump in national polls and in polls of swing states around the country, including many that Trump won in 2016.
Check out Twitter’s response to Hillary below: