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Watch Trump’s Bizarre Reaction When Asked Whether Melania’s Been Tested for Coronavirus

It is 8pm on the East Coast and Donald Trump’s press conference is still going on.

I’m not kidding you. He’s just up there at the podium answering questions and it’s absolutely ridiculous as pointed out by Vox Media’s Aaron Rupar:

Trump shocked everyone during the presser when he said he was probably going to reopen the economy soon, despite what public health officials recommend.

“You said it’s likely going to be weeks, not months, before you suggest easing these guidelines that you put out. Have any of the doctors on your team told you that’s the right path to pursue?” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked Trump.

In response, the president said he was attempting to strike a balance between the advice of medical professionals, requests from states, and members of his White House team.

“If we’re up to the doctors, they may say, ‘Let’s shut down the entire world,’ because again, you are up to almost 150 countries. So, ‘Let’s shut down the entire world, and when we shut it down, that would be wonderful. And let’s keep it shut for a couple of years.'”

He added, “You know, you can’t do that. And you can’t do that with a country, especially the No. 1 economy anywhere in the world, by far.”

Then Trump was asked whether his wife Melania Trump has been tested, and his response was just plain weird and creepy:

It seems like he’s lying? Twitter felt the same:

UPDATE:

According to CNN’s Kate Bennett, Melania Trump was tested for coronavirus at the same time Trump was.

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