Trump Rages Over COVID Testing During 4th Of July Evening Meltdown


President Donald Trump still fails to grasp the basics of the Coronavirus pandemic. This Saturday afternoon, he self-confidently posted on Twitter that an increase in Coronavirus testing capacity across the U.S. was supposedly the reason for a recent spike in confirmed Coronavirus cases across the country. He spoke with the delusional self-confidence of someone who may have thought that he alone knew the truth while everyone around him languished in darkness. He was wrong — plain and simple. The rate of growth in Coronavirus cases has been increasing faster than the rate of new testing in many areas of the U.S.

Trump tweeted:

‘Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn’t test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News. In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media all they want, CASES. In the meantime, Deaths and the all important Mortality Rate goes down. You don’t hear about that from the Fake News, and you never will. Anybody need any Ventilators???’

He is incorrect and sounds like he has no idea what he’s talking about. If the U.S. wound down the level of its Coronavirus testing, the cases would still be there. Health authorities would simply no longer be able to track and curtail the spread of the virus, which has killed around 130,000 Americans as of this weekend. Within the current testing regimen, the portion of tests coming back positive has been majorly spiking in some areas of the country. If the virus was actually contained, then as tests increase, the portion of them coming back positive should go down. In some areas, it’s not – it’s going up.

It’s important to note – while the overall number of Coronavirus deaths has been decreasing recently, it’s still at the terrible level of hundreds a day. Additionally, deaths tend to lag behind new cases, so cases could spike a couple of weeks before deaths did. In the meantime, hospitals in areas like Arizona and Texas are facing strain from the high levels of need – and Trump delusionally ignores all of these issues.

Check out Twitter’s response below: