President Donald Trump has claimed that fast testing is increasing the number of cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Trump disclosed this on Saturday June 20, 2020, at his campaign rally.
He said that the U.S. had tested 25 million people, far more than any other country.
The “bad part,” Trump said, is that widespread testing leads to logging more cases of the virus.
“When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases,” Trump said.
“So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.’ They test and they test.”
Meanwhile, The Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden, said Trump was putting politics ahead of the safety and health of Americans.
Trump opted to hold his first rally in 110 days despite concerns from local health officials that it could lead to further spread of the virus in Tulsa. Most of those in attendance declined to wear a mask.
The outbreak has killed about 120,000 people in the U.S., and nearly a half-million worldwide, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, though the real numbers are believed to be higher.