President Donald Trump fumbled his explanation for whether he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The president told reporters Thursday that he had "tested very positively" for the potentially deadly virus, but then tried to clear up that he was not infected with COVID-19.
"I tested very positively in another sense," Trump told reporters. "So this morning, I tested positively toward negative, right? So, no, I tested perfectly this morning, meaning I tested negative. But that's a way of saying it -- positively toward the negative."
Here is a quote from Trump: "I tested very positively in another sense so— this morning. Yeah. I tested positively… https://t.co/EJ2wKymsjc— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1590081306.0
Social media users were confused.
Accentuate the positive toward the negative positively https://t.co/Mt3qRO2pnS— Daniel Larison (@Daniel Larison)1590081478.0
@ddale8 Trump tests positively toward the cognitively impaired, the demented, the mentally ill, the seriously distu… https://t.co/SSgKa4jT2i— John M. Talmadge, MD (@John M. Talmadge, MD)1590080850.0
@ddale8 Positively stupid.— Scott Wilson (@Scott Wilson)1590081859.0
The President of United States says that he tested “positively” for coronavirus. By which he means the result was negative.— Narrated President (@Narrated President)1590080952.0
TFW you test very positively towards negative https://t.co/8D30bR8jPF— David Neary (@David Neary)1590081511.0
Trump just said he “tested positively towards negative” regarding the coronavirus. Because you and I used Elmer’s… https://t.co/VRlbAzXFOp— Jason Overstreet 🩸🦷🗽 (@Jason Overstreet 🩸🦷🗽)1590080770.0
@atrupar His poll numbers are very positively negative too so🤷♂️— Jonathan Selbin (@Jonathan Selbin)1590081935.0
He’s positively negative, in one of those many per capita ways. https://t.co/3upgi6Kyxa— John Trudges the Road of Happy Destiny (@John Trudges the Road of Happy Destiny)1590081924.0
@KeejayOV2 My head hurts now.. is he positive, negative, positively negative, negatively positive or something else entirely?— Μπριαν Χεαλοι (@Μπριαν Χεαλοι)1590081884.0