President Donald Trump has said it is a “badge of honour” for America to “lead” the world with 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases since it means the US is testing more people for the disease that has killed over 300,000 people across the world.
United States President Donald Trump has said that it is a “badge of honour” that the country has more cases of coronavirus than any other country. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon, Trump said, “Testing 14 million people, you are going to find many more cases, many of these people aren’t very sick but they so go done as a case and we are also a much bigger country than most.”
‘ I view it as a badge of honour’ Says Trump –
“When we have a lot of cases, I don’t look at that as a bad thing — I look at that 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 few cases, right? So I view it as a badge of honour, really it’s a badge of honour. It’s a great tribute to the testing and the work a lot of professionals have done,” he said.
Trump was responding to a question about whether he was considering a travel ban on Latin America, Brazil in particular.
“It’s a great tribute to the testing and all of the work that a lot of professionals have done,” the president said.
The president said he was considering travel ban on countries from Latin America due to surge in coronavirus cases there.
“We are considering it,” the President said when asked if he was considering a travel ban on Latin America, and Brazil in particular.
Brazil has over 271,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, the third highest in the world, following the US and Russia. According to Johns Hopkins data, Russia has over 308,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.