Trump says 'in many ways it's foolish' to test for Covid after US suffers record number of new cases

Danielle Zoellner
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U.S. President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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U.S. President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Donald Trump has again made the claim that the only reason why coronavirus cases are up across the United States was because of the increased testing initiative.

It was reported on Friday that the US recorded its largest single-day jump in cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – with 83,000 new Covid-19 cases.

Mr Trump addressed the rise in cases during a campaign rally in Lumberton, North Carolina, by blaming testing.

“You know why we have cases? It’s because we test so much,” the president told his rally crowd. “In a lot of ways it’s good, and in a lot of ways it’s foolish.”

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