Why 'I was just being sarcastic' can be such a convenient excuse
July 3, 2020
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(THE CONVERSATION) After President Donald Trump said during his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that increased testing was responsible for the surging number of infections, the condemnation of the inaccurate claim was swift.
Six days later, during a Fox News town hall, Sean Hannity asked Trump about those remarks on increased testing.
"Sometimes I jokingly say, or sarcastically say, if we didn't do tests we would look great," he replied.
This seems to be a pattern. Two mont...