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Trump downplays spike in COVID-19 cases, blames media, increased testing for high numbers

Added 10-24-20 12:57:02pm EST - “President Trump on Saturday downplayed the nationwide spike in coronavirus cases, and blamed the media and an increase in testing for high numbers of cases less than 24 hours after the U.S. broke a single-day record for new cases.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump downplays spike in COVID-19 cases, blames media, increased testing for high numbers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE on Saturday downplayed the nationwide spike in coronavirus cases, and blamed the media and an increase in testing for high numbers of cases less than 24 hours after the U.S. broke a single-day record for new cases. 

“The Fake News is talking about CASES, CASES, CASES. This includes many low risk people,” Trump said Saturday morning on Twitter.

“Media is doing everything possible to create fear prior to November 3rd,” Trump tweeted. “The Cases are up because TESTING is way up, by far the most, and best, in the world. Mortality rate is DOWN 85% plus!” 

The Fake News is talking about CASES, CASES, CASES. This includes many low risk people. Media is doing everything possible to create fear prior to November 3rd. The Cases are up because TESTING is way up, by far the most, and best, in the world. Mortality rate is DOWN 85% plus!

On Friday, the U.S. logged more than 83,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the COVID Tracking Project, breaking the previous record of 75,687 on July 16. Around 1.3 million tests were conducted that day. 

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