Don’t mention the stats

Trump points out that if we stopped looking for the coronavirus we wouldn’t find so much of it so then the stats would look better. Can’t argue with him there.

“If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, actually,” the president said during a roundtable event for seniors.

Well no that’s not quite right. He was so close. We wouldn’t have very few cases – we would know about very few cases. Different thing.

I wonder if he knows that. I wonder if he knows that’s a different thing. Does he think he disappears when he closes his eyes?

The president expressed a similar sentiment in March, telling Fox News that he didn’t want infected patients from a cruise ship to disembark because it would increase the number of reported cases in the US.

“I like the numbers being where they are,” Trump said at the time. “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

His comment on Monday comes as multiple states across the country are seeing spikes in confirmed cases as they relax social-distancing guidelines and begin reopening their economies.

And he wants the spikes to be kept a secret so that the states can keep relaxing the guidelines and reopen their economies.

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