This is not the least bit unexpected, because it’s exactly the kind of double speak and sophistry for which this mal-administration is known. In true Orwellian fashion, Donald Trump explains to us how it’s a wonderful thing to have all these cases on the books, and all these deaths, because that shows that we’re doing it right — or something. You take a listen.
Trump says the U.S. having the most COVID-19 cases in the world is "a badge of honor":
"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." pic.twitter.com/1Q7vKt0ybx
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) May 19, 2020
Common sense is telling you, the cases are there, whether we test or not. That’s why the more we test the more we find. But no, Trump has his own quasi-metaphysical Shroedinger’s cat philosophy of this. If there’s a COVID-19 case and you don’t find it, then is it really there? Because remember, he said from the beginning, that if you want to keep your COVID-19 numbers low, don’t test, don’t let people on cruise ships dock, nothing. Just stick your head in the sand next to the other ostriches. And that, my fellow Americans, is why we lost two months of precious time and we are now paying for that delay and folly with our lives. The only trouble is, Fox News will find a way to megaphone this idiocy and it will enter the record of the New Abnormal, the era in which we live.