President Donald Trump said he will speak to Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday night about coronavirus.
He suggested the administration does not believe all the data coming out of China — despite his previous praise of how Xi has handled the outbreak.
Asked about projections that the US could overtake China in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, Trump said, “I think it’s a tribute to our testing.”
“Number one, you don’t know what the numbers are in China,” Trump said.
He added that he would be speaking to Xi later Thursday.
“I’m sure you’re not able to tell what China is testing or not testing,” he added. “I think that’s a little hard.”