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Trump urges slowdown in COVID-19 testing, calling it a 'double-edge sword'

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Trump urges slowdown in COVID-19 testing, calling it a 'double-edge sword'
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday told thousands of cheering supporters he had asked U.S. officials to slow down testing for the novel coronavirus, calling it a "double-edged sword" that led to more cases being discovered.

Trump said the United States had now tested 25 million people, far more than other countries.
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"When you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people you're going to find more cases. So I said to my people slow the testing down, please," Trump told a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where many supporters were not wearing face masks.

A White House official said Trump was joking about his call for a slowdown in testing.

"He was obviously kidding. We are leading the world in testing and have conducted 25 million + in testing," the official said.



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