President Trump on Thursday struggled to explain to reporters that he had recently tested negative for the novel coronavirus, but instead briefly claimed that he had tested “positively” for the virus before explaining “negative” means “positive.”
Trump explained that he thinks he has “another day” of his two-week regiment of the unproven anti-malaria hydroxychloroquine—which he says he’s taking as a coronavirus prophylactic.
Trump then boasted about still being alive after taking the drug, telling reporters: “And I’m still here, I’m still here!”
“And I tested very positively in another sense,” Trump bellowed. “So this morning, I tested positively toward negative, right?
“So no, I tested perfectly this morning. Meaning I tested negative,” he explained.
“But that’s a way of saying it: Positively toward the negative,” he further clarified to confused reporters.
Trump also said that he hasn’t taken the antibody test to see if he’s ever had the virus.