AP FACT CHECK: Trump's see-no-evil posture on coronavirus
June 28, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent see-no-evil posture on coronavirus testing — if you don't look for the virus, the cases go away — defies both science and street sense. Yet he took it a step further with a comment suggesting that testing be restrained so the pandemic doesn't look so bad.
His aides passed that off as a joke. Trump contradicted them, saying he wasn't kidding. Then he contradicted himself, saying he was.
So it went over the past week as America's reckoning with disease and racism navigated a fog of falsehoods and distortions from the president. A sam...