In a tweet this Thursday, newly minted White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, praised President Trump for what she says is his successful leadership in expanding testing for coronavirus.
"Under President @realDonaldTrump’s leadership we have quickly developed the most expansive and accurate testing system in the world," she tweeted.
Under President @realDonaldTrump’s leadership we have quickly developed the most expansive and accurate testing system in the world.— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1587052394.0
"President Trump has cut red tape to get new tests to the market in record time, with 48 separate coronavirus tests already authorized so far," she wrote in a subsequent tweet. "As a result, the United States has now conducted more than 3.3 million tests, FAR MORE than any other country in the world."
But according to some analysis, coronavirus testing in the U.S. is stalling. A report from the Washington Post's Paige Winfield Cunningham states that there's one curve regarding coronavirus that's definitely flattening: The rate at which Americans are being tested.
"The United States drastically ramped up testing starting in mid-March, yet progress has slowed," Cunningham wrote this Wednesday. "The number of tests performed daily still falls far short of what experts suggest is needed to allow Americans to start resuming normal activities."
McEnany's tweets got some serious pushback from folks who disagreed with her version of reality.
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump We're 39th in testing per capita. Looks like you're fitting right in!— David Pakman (@David Pakman)1587053036.0
@PressSec It's Your day 3 at work and already started with lies! South Korea has a population of 51.6 Million and… https://t.co/7n0U39gskv— Alex Haditaghi (@Alex Haditaghi)1587052915.0
@PressSec This is all spin. But if you’re looking for accurate talking points: We have more deaths than any other country— Luke Zaleski (@Luke Zaleski)1587058375.0
@PressSec No, not per capita we haven't. (That means per unit of population. So go to the last column "Tests/1m pop… https://t.co/bSPz0XYsnZ— Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman (@Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman)1587056396.0
@PressSec You’re wrong— EJ (@EJ)1587054975.0
@proraly @PressSec Most of the tests performed are also clustered in currently known hotspots, for obvious reasons.… https://t.co/hIxnRgDbvK— Michelle (@Michelle)1587055842.0
@PressSec “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests ar… https://t.co/5o8bSa0rtl— 𝚔𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗 (@𝚔𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗)1587056864.0
@PressSec Pssst... you have to distribute them to the people after you “authorize” them.— Lori Lane Rodriguez (@Lori Lane Rodriguez)1587055867.0
@PressSec I can’t get a test— BSN,RN, CNOR... 🏴☠️ (@BSN,RN, CNOR... 🏴☠️)1587056142.0
@PressSec He told the WHO no when they offered tests. That is not cutting red tape, that is wrapping America in red… https://t.co/rEZYo15lxh— Amber White (@Amber White)1587057184.0
@Kimmerbbb @PressSec She’s not the brightest— Maggie Klaus 🤶🏻 (@Maggie Klaus 🤶🏻)1587055867.0
“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here.” - @PressSec https://t.co/3bBnQ8KSij— John Iadarola (@John Iadarola)1587053627.0
@PressSec Now do "tests per thousand population" and tell me if we're still testing "FAR MORE" than any other count… https://t.co/Nt4EYjI6pt— Ray Suarez (@Ray Suarez)1587053181.0