President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed the idea that there are any Americans right now who still can’t get tested for COVID-19 even though they are experiencing all the symptoms.
During the latest White House press conference on the coronavirus pandemic, PBS News’ Yamiche Alcindor asked the president about the continued shortage of testing kits that has been hampering the government’s response to the crisis.
“There are Americans, though, who say they have symptoms and they can’t get tested,” she said. “What do you say…”
“I’m not hearing it!” Trump interrupted. “And we don’t want everybody to go out and get a test, because there’s no reason for it!”
Trump just two weeks ago promised that there were more than enough testing kits for the entire country and said, “Anybody who wants a test gets a test.”
Watch the video below.
.@Yamiche: "There are Americans, though, who say they have symptoms and they can't get tested. What do you say—"
TRUMP: "I'm not hearing it."
TRUMP, two weeks ago: "Anybody who wants a test gets a test." pic.twitter.com/qIPuOzqpqg
— Jennifer Shelton (@JenSheltonn) March 20, 2020
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"We actually have the 'Perry Mason' moment," Scarborough said. "We actually have the person on the witness stand who is actually testifying against interests for himself and for Donald Trump. They deliberately, deliberately 'freed' America from the doctors and the scientists, so by the end of this, 400,000 people will be dead. Almost as many Americans who died in World War II."
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"My motive to go and help that campaign and be of service to the American people was sabotaged, and I've seen my experience repeated in the experience of one public servant after another over the past four years," said Denson, who spearheaded a lawsuit to free former Trump campaign officials from nondisclosure agreements. "I have seen that this campaign continues to go out brandishing a Bible and an American flag and claiming that they have anything to do with freedom, but I've lived first-hand that they have nothing to do with freedom. They have worked very much against free speech and democracy."