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The Week Trending - Trump Compares Healthcare Workers To "Soldiers Running Into Bullets"

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:07 PM - 15 May 2020

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Donald Trump has been criticised by healthcare workers in the United States for comparing them to soldiers.

During a speech at a medical equipment distribution centre in Pennsylvania, the US President said that doctors and nurses were "running into death just like soldiers run into bullets" and added that it was "a beautiful thing to see."

In the same speech, he also remarked that he thought testing for COVID-19 might be "overrated".

Lise Hand and Lorcan Nyhan joined us for The Week Trending to discuss this and some of the other stories making the news this week, including Matt Damon's adventures in Dalkey and Bryan Adams's "bat eating" coronavirus rant on social media.

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