Donald Trump is showing exactly what he cares about during the coronavirus pandemic. He appears to be more focused on his self-image than the people who have fallen victim to the virus.
According to Trump, it is “a good thing” that the United States is number one in reported cases because it means we have more tests.
“We lead in cases – that’s ’cause we have more testing than anybody else. So we test more than anybody else,” Trump said on Tuesday. “So we have 14 million tests, and Germany if they do 2 million tests that’s a lot, and others are doing 1 million. So if you’re testing 14 million people, you’re going to find many more cases.”
“Many of these people aren’t very sick, but they still go down as a case,” Trump continued. “So actually the number of cases – and we’re actually a much bigger country than most.”
“So when we have a lot of cases I don’t look at that as a bad thing. I look at that, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better,” Trump insisted. “I view it as a badge of honor.”
What Trump fails to mention is the coronavirus testing on a per capita basis, which is the number that actually counts.
The fact is that, on coronavirus testing per capita, the U.S. ranks a dismal 38th.
To make matters worse, the U.S. is also the leader in COVID-19 deaths, as over 93,000 people have died.
Take a look at Trump’s remarks in the video clip below:
Trump says the U.S. having the most COVID-19 cases in the world is "a badge of honor":
"I don't look at that as a bad thing. I look at that, in a certain respect, as being a good thing. Because it means our testing is much better." pic.twitter.com/1Q7vKt0ybx
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) May 19, 2020
The worldwide numbers for the COVID-19 pandemic can be found HERE via Worldometers.