Trump wants you to believe coronavirus cases are “up because we TEST.” He’s wrong.

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President Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2020. | Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Trump’s latest attempt to downplay the dire public health situation in the US, debunked.

In recent days, President Donald Trump has been downplaying the increasingly dire public health situation in the US by reviving a flawed argument he first made in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic — that the reason cases are going up is because the country does so much testing.

“Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST. A Fake News Media Conspiracy,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. “Many young people who heal very fast. 99.9%. Corrupt Media conspiracy at all time high. On November 4th., topic will totally change. VOTE!”

This talking point echoes what Trump has been saying at his recent rallies. On Friday in Florida, for instance,…



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