The President of the United States, Donald Trump, defended this Wednesday that “the only reason” that the United States has counted more than one million positive coronaviruses is the ability to run diagnostic tests in the country.
“The only reason the United States has reported a million cases of coronavirus is that our tests are much better than those of another country in the world,” Trump said on his Twitter account. “Other countries are far behind us in testing and therefore show far fewer cases,” he added.
As the U.S. president reported at the White House Coronavirus Working Group press conference on Monday, more than 5.4 million diagnostic tests for coronavirus have been conducted in the United States.
According to Trump, this number is “almost double the number of tests from another country”. “More than twice as much as in any other country. Think about it,” he said.