While taking questions from reporters after declaring a national emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump was asked whether or not he takes any responsibility for the "lag in testing" as the outbreak burgeoned into a full blown crisis.
"No, I don't take responsibility at all because we were given a set of circumstances and we were given rules and regulations and specifications from a different time that wasn't meant for this kind of [situation]," Trump said.
Trump says "I don't take responsibility at all" when asked about the delay in coronavirus tests https://t.co/rJYEo7Gfpu— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeed News) 1584130450.0
When his comments began to circulate on Twitter, many saw his words as just another example of Trump trying to escape accountability for his actions.
“I don’t take responsibility at all.” - Trump, when asked if he is responsible for the slow pace of coronavirus tes… https://t.co/h05Rr4YrYa— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien) 1584130644.0
Trump saying, "No, I don't take responsibility at all" needs to be in every in every Democratic ad from now until November.— Ron Marz (@Ron Marz) 1584130621.0
If the Dem nominee doesn't run 1,000,000 TV ads with Trump saying "I don't take responsibility at all" while a list… https://t.co/TAFhH78vUs— Spotty PIPM (@Spotty PIPM) 1584130579.0
"I don't take responsibility at all". May be the most honest thing Trump has ever said. #COVID19— PAnnicchino (@PAnnicchino) 1584130569.0
Trump in 2016: “I alone can fix it.” Trump just now: “I don't take responsibility at all"— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1584130514.0
Harry S. Truman, January 19, 1953: "The President has to decide. He can't pass the buck to anybody. No one else can… https://t.co/TYMk9ekMOT— Matthew Champion (@Matthew Champion) 1584130474.0
“I don’t take responsibility at all” is Trump’s “the fundamentals of the economy are strong”— Jack Mirkinson (@Jack Mirkinson) 1584130449.0
Trump legit just gave Biden an ad he can run on a never-ending loop w/out anything else. "I don't take responsibi… https://t.co/eiMaX8NKDE— Vincent Frank (@Vincent Frank) 1584130376.0
"I don't take responsibility at all" — the official slogan of the Trump presidency https://t.co/tc7NwKiiFn— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke) 1584130439.0
“No, I don’t take responsibility,” Trump says about the many, many American lives that have been lost and will be l… https://t.co/26v4Dvv8OM— Liddle’ Savage (@Liddle’ Savage) 1584130397.0