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A White House official dismissed the President's coronavirus testing comment as 'tongue in cheek.' But it wasn't Trump's first time.

June 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claimed Sunday that President Donald Trump was being "tongue in cheek" when Trump revealed at a campaign rally that he's told officials in his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because of the rising number of cases in America. But Trump has questioned Covid-19 testing before.

(CNN)White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claimed Sunday that President Donald Trump was being "tongue in cheek" when Trump revealed at a campaign rally that he's told officials in his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because of the rising number of cases in America.

Trump, while claiming the US has now tested some 25 million people, said in part: "When you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people; you're going to find more cases.

April 10: Trump asserted during a White House coronavirus press briefing that "you don't need testing there, you know, where you have a state with a small number of cases, some states with almost none. "

If we didn't do any testing we would have very few cases," he said, adding later: "Could be that testing's, frankly, overrated.

"Look, if we didn't test all the cases that we're reporting, you wouldn't know about any of those cases," he said.

when you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people; you're going to find more cases," he said.

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