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‘When you test, you create cases’: Trump refuses to acknowledge COVID-19 is ‘actually spreading’

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President Donald Trump on Monday asserted that coronavirus testing in the United States is responsible for creating new cases of the virus.

At an event at the White House, the president was challenged on his repeated claim that the surge in COVID-19 cases is the result of increased testing.

“Do you acknowledge that it’s going up for other reasons?” CBS correspondent Weijia Jiang asked. “For example, that it’s actually spreading? And what are you going to do to stop the spread?”

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“We test more than anybody by far,” Trump replied. “And when you test, you create cases. So, we’ve created cases.”

“We have all of these cases and, you know, it’s a double-edged sword,” he explained. “At the same time we have the lowest mortality — or just about the lowest mortality in the world. We’re doing a great job.”

“But we have the best and certainly, by far, the biggest testing program anywhere in the world,” Trump added. “If you tested China or Russia or any of the larger countries, if you tested India, as an example, the way we test, the numbers would be very surprising.”

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Arizona swing voters are rejecting Trump’s law-and-order attacks on Joe Biden: focus group

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A focus group of Arizona voters held by NPR has found that President Donald Trump's claims that former Vice President Joe Biden will abolish the police are falling flat.

The focus group showed voters a Trump campaign ad featuring a fictitious elderly woman frantically dialing 911 when an intruder entered her house -- only to be told that the entire police department had been defunded thanks to Biden.

However, even Trump voters in the focus group found the ad to be way over the top.

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If Trump loses two more states it’s ‘ballgame over’: AP reporter

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Appearing on MSNBC's " Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire explained Donald Trump's chances of being re-elected have reached the point where, if he loses the electoral votes of one more, he will be out of luck and out of office.

Speaking with co-host Joe Scarborough, Lemire was asked where Trump stands in the battleground states he so desperately needs.

"Both campaigns agree that there are six battleground states to decide this election: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida," he began. "Now the president has to play defense and has had to spend resources and had to go the past week to places like Ohio, Texas -- Georgia is another one where he has to play defense. We don't see, outside of perhaps New Hampshire, a place where Democrats have to do the same now that the Trump campaign has ceded Michigan."

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Trump’s executive orders are confusing and unconstitutional — and likely to hurt his own voters. He doesn’t care.

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As we went into the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had washed his hands of the negotiations over the vitally necessary COVID-19 relief package, leaving Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Tea Party zealot turned White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to try to hash out a deal. Word was that the Democrats had come down from their demand for $3 trillion in various relief programs to $2 trillion, while the White House stuck to its offer of $1 trillion and not a penny more. By Friday, the Senate was going home and the talks had irretrievably stalled.
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