'Slow the testing down, please' -Trump on COVID-19
"Here's the bad part, if you test to this extent, you will find more people, you will find more cases. So I said to my people, 'Please slow down the tests,'" said Trump.
Experts say that extended diagnostic tests are responsible for some, but not all, cases - there were at least 2.23 million nationwide on Friday - and that the increasing volume of infection in some places increased hospital admissions.
DONALD TRUMP: But you don't hear them talking about COVID, COVID. To be precise, COVID-19. This name is moving further and further away from China instead of calling it the Chinese virus.
We have now tested 25 million people. It's probably 20 million more people than anyone else. Germany has done a lot. South Korea has done a lot. They call me, they say what you're doing. Here's the bad part. If you test, if you test to this extent, you will find more people. You will find more cases.
So I said to my people, please slow down the tests. You test and test them. We have tests from people who don't know what's going on. We have tests. We have another one here. The young man is 10 years old. He has the runny nose. He'll recover in about 15 minutes. That's a case, add it too. It is a case. That is a. Case.
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