Recently, President Donald Trump said it is a “badge of honour” for the US to “lead” the world with 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.
He further added that it means the country is testing more people.
There are 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in America. More than 96,000 people have lost their lives to the disease so far.
Last Tuesday Trump hosted his first Cabinet meeting since the outbreak.
While addressing the media post the meeting, he said “I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better.”
He told the reporters “By the way, you know when you say that we lead in cases, that’s because we have more testing than anybody else.”
He added, “So when we have a lot of cases, I don’t look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better.”
“So I view it as a badge of honour. Really, it’s a badge of honour,” he said.
He added “It’s a great tribute to the testing and all of the work that a lot of professionals have done.”
As per the Centers for Disease Control, by Tuesday, the US had conducted 12.6 million COVID-19 tests.
Trump also said that he was considering banning travel from Latin American countries due to the rise in COVID-19 cases there.
On being asked whether he was considering a travel ban on Latin America, and Brazil, in particular, Trump replied “We are considering it.”
Brazil has the third-highest COVID-19 cases in the world, after the US and Russia.