President Trump of course could not possibly have been serious when he said during his rally in Tulsa Saturday that he told his people to slow down testing.
It’s incredible how literally everyone takes everything he says. As I’ve said before, this is the benefit of having a president who is not a lawyer. He speaks like normal people, and he is not always so careful and, uh, lawyerly.
Trump instead sounded frustrated, as White House officials pointed out. He is frustrated with the Catch-22 that as the administration succeeds in ramping up testing, a good thing, they find more cases of COVID-19, a bad thing. And of course, the press and their allies in the Democratic Party jump on the bad thing.
He also I’m sure, was in quite a bad mood because of the empty seats in the arena. I think Brad Parscale, the campaign manager, will be out by the convention in late August, or soon after.