Trump Says That Virus Testing May Be ‘Overrated’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Trump Says That Virus Testing May Be 'Overrated' | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1


President Trump on Thursday toured a medical equipment distribution center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and remarked that virus testing may be 'overrated.' Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, joins Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 05/15/2020.
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Trump Says That Virus Testing May Be 'Overrated' | Morning Joe | MSNBC

81 Comments on "Trump Says That Virus Testing May Be ‘Overrated’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. He’s dangerous to everyone. All people aren’t wearing masks and as a nurse I just smh because it shows the arrogance of Americans. You can’t recover from dead.

    • Denise Counts | May 16, 2020 at 7:32 AM | Reply


    • Dave Griffin | May 16, 2020 at 10:05 AM | Reply

      Baby I’m not seeing as much arrogance as much as I’m seeing *Wilful Negligence & Ignorance.* #CULT45GOP 🤥💸

    • Ms. Byrd they haven’t been in an ED or ICU lately and witnessed patients before they die. Or the makeshift morgues outside hospitals in New York City. It wasn’t pretty. We will have 100000 dead by next week and people don’t get that wearing a mask protects the other person. It’s such a complete disregard for your fellow citizens it just makes what other countries always believed the arrogance of Americans. I’m a Canadian nurse but I live and work down here.

    • Kim – You’re comment proves that the arrogance is all yours. Irony 2.0 :-/

    • Byron Foster | May 16, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      my2cents2u Kim didn’t show arrogance, she showed compassion and still is, she could go back to Canada 🇨🇦 and let us keep digging our grave, but she chooses to stay here and risk her life for us, you should apologize to her, but, as an American, you are free to make your choice.

  2. DJT, “Testing is overrated”. Nevermind the fact that everyone around me is routinely tested.

  3. philip mckew | May 15, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

    Fine, testing is overrated,,,THEN no one ever gets the test in the Whitehouse. This “man” is mentally and criminally insane.

    • Richard Batchelder | May 16, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

      Vaping and Covid have close ties… stats are starting to come out..

    • Aron Toulouse | May 16, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      @Richard Batchelder Trump and everyone at the White House gets tested daily. Why do they benefit and telling the greater public it’s overrated? Hypocritical.

  4. Trump cares only about “getting credit.”

  5. It’s official. Trump is completely insane. Question: Why is he not being yanked out of The White House ASAP?

  6. Trump: “If you ignore problems then you have no problems!”

  7. “we have the greatest testing than anyone in the world” “Also…testing is overrated”.

    • Zebra Zagadore | May 15, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

      He’s such a goof. Testing can only be measured on a comparative basis by measuring it per capita.

    • hopefully his maga sheeple take his words to heart… may sound callous, but the less of them the better…

    • The stupidity is beyond me.

    • Funny how both of those statements are a lie lol US is lagging behind on testing per capita and testing is the most powerfull tool we have to map and isolate the virus.

  8. ChannelSurfer 2020 | May 15, 2020 at 11:51 AM | Reply

    “There he is focusing his droplets towards people” 😂😂😂

    • Ikr, like what else is new? 😉

    • Amy Elizabeth | May 15, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Reply

      Right? Mika had me falling off my chair and laughing on the floor from that sly comment. Totally unprepared.

    • Ellen Kortman | May 15, 2020 at 11:37 PM | Reply

      ChannelSurfer 2020

    • Not a lot of people wear protective glasses, although infection can occur even more easily through the eyes (that’s true also for flu).
      But if everyone covered their mouth and nose by a mask, everyone’s eyes would be less at risk.
      If you don’t wear a mask in public, it’s not cool. You are being a jerk.

    • Richard Batchelder | May 16, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

      Vaping and Covid have close ties… stats are starting to come out…

  9. “Overrated” yet people around him are tested daily

  10. It is like listening to the logic of a young child.

  11. Michael Lopez | May 15, 2020 at 12:17 PM | Reply

    TRUMP: “When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases.”

    Let me see if I understand his logic. If you don’t test, there would be fewer cases….ergo, the testing causes coronavirus. Glad he straightened that out.

    Remember, kids:

    You don’t want a baby? Stay away from pregnancy tests!

    If we never check people’s glucose and A1C, we’ll put an end to diabetes!

    If we didn’t do any murder investigations, we would have very few murder cases.

    My 10-year old heard this, immediately rolled her eyes and said,

    “That’s so stupid! They still have it, they just wouldn’t know it!”

    She is wiser, more decent, and more compassionate than the president—and that’s really sad.

    • He clearly meant that, if we tested less, we would have fewer cases LISTED next to “USA cases”. It doesn’t take much of a brain to figure that out. If you really think he meant that no one who hadn’t been tested has COVID, well then, I think YOU might be the dummy here. Just sayin’!

    • Michael Lopez | May 16, 2020 at 2:08 AM | Reply

      John Doe – His opinion on testing being overrated combined with his messaging on testing is raising the confirmed cases count exponentially suggest that he has little to no incentive to test American working class due to higher case numbers which he views as detrimental to his relection efforts.

      In short, POTUS has no incentive to test the average working Joe whilst enjoying the benefits of it on the daily at the WH

      Which may sound like a conflict of interest because it is

    • Chad Kentile | May 16, 2020 at 2:27 AM | Reply

      Astounding. Absolutely astounding.

    • Richard Batchelder | May 16, 2020 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      Vaping and Covid have close ties… stats are starting to come out…………….

    • @Flashy Paws Good replay,,lol

  12. Trump turned on his own words, proof that he didn’t understand the science in the first place.

  13. Howdositfeel Vfusion | May 15, 2020 at 12:29 PM | Reply

    He feels testing is overrated because the more he test, the higher the number of infected Americans gets. In his eyes that is bad, well it makes him look bad. In my eyes he gets what he deserves.

  14. More of Trump’s ongoing battle with fact and reality!

  15. “If we didn’t do any testing, we would have fewer cases.”
    What a genius. Does he think 87,000 people only died, because they had been tested?
    So following his logic, if a woman fears to be pregnant, she should just avoid making a test and everything will be fine.

    • Trump is of mix German breed is he trying to systematically genocide Americans

    • @John Doe, I’d expect a president to be able to express clearly, what he tries to say, so that nobody has to “figure out ” what he thinks.
      Second thing is, that the US really didn’t do as many testing per capita as other countries like United kingdom or Germany.
      Furthermore its is essential to do testing, because it gives the chance to keep infected people to spread the virus.

    • @cranshawmccaw they just made it up.

    • Byron Foster | May 16, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      Morgoth Bauglir America’s schools = Aushwitz? Really?

    • Paula Baumann | May 16, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      We allowed that Moron to lie to us for 3 1/2 years. He now thinks he can just say anything and get away with it. The man is obviously mentally unstable. What is our excuse? We text while he continues to exterminate us.

  16. If testing is overrated, why is he getting a test everyday?

  17. Mark Lanzarotta | May 15, 2020 at 1:28 PM | Reply

    So now Trump says, “If you don’t test you won’t find any more coronavirus cases.” More “sarcasm,” or just more stupidity? This guy keeps working his mouth, he won’t shut up. But no one’s listening any more, because it’s clear Trump has something wrong upstairs. Yeah, like people want four more years of the clown act. They don’t.🦇

  18. Curt Randall | May 15, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    “if we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases.” Yes we already knew that way back in February, when we were not doing any testing.

  19. Steve Williams | May 15, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

    Trump is the only thing that is overrated

  20. “If you don’t test, there would be fewer cases”

    This is the reason why he doesn’t want more tests then.

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