Trump blasted for boasting about coronavirus testing, Angry Internet wonders if he can get any 'dumber'
He did it once again and this time he said that the country is seeing so many cases only because there is a lot of testing
In daily news, President Donald Trump has angered the Internet yet again. His July 5 quote on the rising coronavirus cases has many people wondering if he's "dumb". Trump took to Twitter the day after Independence Day to write: "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn’t test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," wrote the president. He continued, "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media all they want, CASES. In the meantime, Deaths and the all-important Mortality Rate goes down. You don’t hear about that from the Fake News, and you never will. Anybody need any Ventilators???"
One angry user wrote, "'Anybody need any ventilators?' Really? You need to shut up for once in your pathetic life. I hope that utterance is the epitaph on your gravestone." Another sadly adding, "You can use my brother's ventilator. He died last week."
One user wrote, "132,081 Americans dead 44,000,000 Americans unemployed Russian bounties on American Soldiers Welcome to Trump’s idea of MAGA." The thread did more than just anger people as many claimed the president was making a "mockery of those who have lost their lives to the virus". Covid-19 continues to be a threat as people continue to get inflicted by the virus that has claimed thousands and thousands of lives over the past few months. While many are claiming the use of a mask has become political, many can't seem to comprehend why President Trump would say something 'so deliriously stupid'. "How does this clown still not understand that those cases would still exist with or without testing?" asked one user.
"According to Donald Trump if you don’t take a flu test then you don’t have the flu," with another frustrated user adding, "This is not true and extremely dangerous for the President of the United States to claim about testing. The positivity rate has been increasing, meaning that even though we are doing more testing, the percentage of the tests coming back positive is increasing as well." The president's recent Rushmore Rally was also called out as many at the event were seen not maintaining any social distancing and were without masks. People called the event "a breeding ground for Covid-19". While the president is under the impression that the cases don't exist without testing, many are calling out the danger in his unfiltered comments. "Trump claiming that we only have more cases because we are testing more is very dangerous because it signals that the government will discourage testing and bury its head in the sand as Americans get sick. We need more testing in order to isolate the ones who are infected," wrote another user.
Like usual some used sarcasm to call out the Presidents' "unsound medical jargon", with one user writing, "BREAKING: Florida shatters record with nearly 11,500 new cases in a single day. Any words on your colossal failure?" Another user wrote, "Just when you think Trump can't get any dumber, he always finds a way to surprise you." One said, "Perhaps you should hold on to the ventilators... could be your son needing one soon. If there was no testing, your son's girlfriend wouldn’t have the 'hoax' and could be having dinner with you right now! If we don’t test, more people will get it."
"This is maybe the most insane thing i’ve ever seen him tweet. The fact that he doesn’t realize that cases are still cases whether they’re confirmed or not & that just because not everyone is dying from it, doesn’t mean that many of their bodies & organs aren’t irreparably harmed," tweeted another user.