The President appears to be watching this morning’s coronavirus hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci and top health experts.
Here's what he tweeted moments ago:
Trump has repeatedly argued that more testing is leading to more cases in the US. That is comprehensively inaccurate.
Fact's first: Trump's own officials and his Republican allies have acknowledged it's not true that a rising number of tests is the reason the number of cases has skyrocketed over the last month. One telling piece of evidence that the spike is genuine: the percentage of people testing positive, a key measure of the true spread of the virus, has also spiked. As for his assertion regarding other countries — Countries like Germany have needed to do less testing over time because they were more successful at containing their outbreaks in the first place — by employing a strategy that involved aggressive early testing.