Trump Touts US Testing as “Greatest Capacity in the World,” but Says People “Shouldn’t want to get Tested”

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At President Trump’s first White House briefing since April 27, Mr. Trump tried to address multiple questions from reporters about the disparity in coronavirus testing capacity in American workplaces before abruptly cutting the briefing short.

Multiple White House officials have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last few days, and every person who comes into close contact with the president and vice president is tested. But that capacity still doesn’t exist for most Americans returning to work. Mr. Trump said that people who want to get tested can be tested, but added they shouldn’t necessarily want to be tested.

“If people want to get tested, they get tested. We have the greatest capacity in the world. Not even close. If people want to get tested, they get tested. But for the most part they shouldn’t want to get tested. There’s no reason. They feel good, they don’t have sniffles, they don’t have sore throats they don’t have any problem.”


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