Chairman James Clyburn speaks during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 31. Erin Scott/AFP/Getty Images
House subcommittee Chair James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, addressed President Trump’s tweet that seemed to reference a chart Clyburn showed earlier in the hearing about US cases largely outpacing European countries.
In his tweet, Trump claimed that the US is leading Europe in cases due to testing. The President has repeatedly argued that more testing is leading to more cases in the US. That is comprehensively inaccurate.
“Somebody please tell Congressman Clyburn, who doesn’t have a clue, that the chart he put up indicating more CASES for the U.S. than Europe, is because we do MUCH MORE testing