Trump: I View Covid Cases As A Badge of Honor

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Trump says having a lot of Coronavirus cases in the US is a badge of honor. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: tyt.com/go

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"Donald Trump faced backlash on Tuesday after saying he viewed the United States’ high coronavirus case count as a “badge of honor” because it means a lot of testing.

Critics ― including Republicans ― accused the president of attempting to spin the figures and of being “dishonest” with his phrasing.

“When we have a lot of cases, I don’t look at that as a bad thing,” Trump said during a White House meeting with his Cabinet. “I look at that as in a certain respect as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better.”

“So, if we were testing a million people instead of 14 million people, we would have far fewer cases, right?” Trump continued. “So, I view it as a badge of honor. Really, it’s a badge of honor. It’s a great tribute to the testing and a lot of the work that the professionals have done.”

Hosts: John Iadarola, Ana Kasparian

Cast: John Iadarola, Ana Kasparian

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