Trump incorrectly claims Seoul has population of 38m

Staff writer

When asked about the US's coronavirus testing capabilities by a journalist at a White House press briefing, Donald Trump deflected by asking the reporter about the South Korean capital city Seoul's population.

"I know South Korea better than anybody," Trump said. "It's a very tight - do you know how many people are in Seoul? Do you know how big the city of Seoul is? 38 million people. That's bigger than anything we have."

Seoul actually only has a population of 10m.

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