On Tuesday, when President Donald Trump was asked to comment on America leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, he replied that he views it as a "badge of honor," since it means we must be doing a lot of tests.
Trump's remark drew instant outrage on social media, with some commentators noting the line would make for a devastating attack ad from former Vice President Joe Biden in the fall.
Our high-level of cases is “a badge of honor” because it reflects the great job we’re doing testing. That line is s… https://t.co/pq5KhP0tcl— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1589919573.0
The ads literally write themselves part what number is it now? @GeraldLeroy6 https://t.co/BD392A5Ele— Jim Rooney (@Jim Rooney) 1589920407.0
Like saying it’s a ‘badge of honor that they have the highest number of paedophilles because it means adults are gi… https://t.co/42aUmtUs2h— Irvine Welsh (@Irvine Welsh) 1589920664.0
Tell the people who lost loved ones that having the most cases is a “badge of honor” https://t.co/AENKlzkBxH— soph 👑 wear a mask (@soph 👑 wear a mask) 1589920869.0
What a crackhead he is. More than 90,000 people de@d, so it’s a badge of honor for him? https://t.co/gShFtBLSuU— 𝔾𝕒𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕧 (@𝔾𝕒𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕧) 1589920801.0
@biden_brigade 92,000 dead--badge of honor, from a draft dodging, serial sexual assaulter, tax cheat, adulterer, ch… https://t.co/2vivpSjyQZ— gman123 (@gman123) 1589920736.0
@ddale8 “When I see all the horses that escaped the barn, I look at it as a badge of honor because it’s a reminder… https://t.co/UiPwhH7xTw— ConanTheCnidarian (@ConanTheCnidarian) 1589920427.0