President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that he had earlier said that the United States would soon be able to process 5 million coronavirus tests per day.
While speaking to the press in the Oval Office, Trump was asked about remarks he had made a day earlier suggesting that the US would hit 5 million daily tests “very soon.”
Trump called the question a “media trap.”
“Do I think we will [have 5 million tests per day]?,” the president said. “I think we will but I never said it.”
When a reporter pointed out that he had indeed made the remark, Trump objected again.
“I didn’t say it! I didn’t say it!” the president insisted before launching into a rant about how well his administration handled the pandemic.
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