“We’ve done more tests in eight days than South Korea has done in eight weeks.”

President Donald Trump during a March 24 “virtual town hall” hosted by Fox News

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This story can be republished for free (details). Boasting about his administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis — and arguing the outbreak would soon be under control — President Donald Trump claimed that recent American efforts to test widely for COVID-19 surpass those of other countries.

“We’ve done more tests in eight days than South Korea has done in eight weeks,” Trump said during a March 24 virtual town hall hosted by Fox News, reiterating a statement made

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