20 May 2020

Donald Trump Says US Besting World Coronavirus Cases Is A "Badge Of Honor"

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said it is a “badge of honor” for America to “lead” the world with 1.5 million affirmed coronavirus cases since it implies the US is trying more individuals for the malady that has murdered more than 300,000 individuals over the world.

The US has 1.5 million affirmed coronavirus cases and more than 91,000 passings, both the world’s most noteworthy.

“I take a gander at that as, in specific respect, similar to something worth being thankful for on the grounds that it implies our testing is greatly improved,” he said on Tuesday at the White House as he facilitated his first Bureau meeting since the COVID-19 flare-up started.

“Incidentally,” he told columnists, “you know when you state that we lead in cases, that is’ on the grounds that we have more testing than any other individual.”

“So when we have a ton of cases,” he proceeded, “I don’t take a gander at that as a terrible thing, I take a gander at that as, in specific respect, just like something to be thankful for in light of the fact that it implies our testing is vastly improved.”

He included: “So I see it as a badge of honor. Extremely, it’s a badge of honor.”

President Trump was reacting to an inquiry regarding whether he was thinking about a movement restriction on Latin America, Brazil specifically.

Trump on infection testing, conceivable Brazil travel boycott

President Donald Trump says the number of positive coronavirus cases is something worth being thankful for in light of the fact that it shows how much testing is being done in the nation. He additionally said he may consider a movement prohibition on Brazil.

“It’s an incredible tribute to the testing and the entirety of the work that a ton of experts have done,” the President said.

As per the Places for Sickness Control, a government organization, the US had led 12.6 million coronavirus tests by Tuesday.

The Majority rule National Council has reprimanded President Trump’s remarks, tweeting that the 1.5 million COVID-19 cases in the US spoke to “a total disappointment of administration”. Donald Trump is looking for re-appointment in the November 3 Presidential political race in the US.

In the interim, President Trump said he was thinking about a movement prohibition on nations from Latin America because of a flood in coronavirus cases there. “We are continuously thinking about it,” Donald Trump said when inquired as to whether he was thinking about a movement prohibition on America, and Brazil specifically.

Brazil has more than 271,000 affirmed coronavirus cases, the third-most elevated on the planet, following the US and Russia. As per Johns Hopkins’s information, Russia has more than 308,000 affirmed instances of COVID-19.

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