White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was dismissive of the need for more testing during the briefing Wednesday.
According to McEnany the United States leads the world in testing, which doesn't exactly create the whole picture. The U.S. has tested fewer than 2 percent of Americans and has one of the lowest rates of testing per capita in the world.
McEnany then waved off the idea that Americans needed to be tested, saying "it's simply nonsensical."
"If we tested every individual, we'd have to test an hour later and an hour later," because COVID-19 could be contracted an hour after a test.
On testing for Coronacirus, @PressSec says "it's simply nonsensical" to suggest every person in the country need be… https://t.co/SBMipQlX3Z— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller) 1588798171.0
Ironically, the White House staff is regularly tested.
Watch a short clip of the briefing below:
McEnany: "There were supposed to be 2.2 million deaths & we're at a point where we are far lower than that, and it'… https://t.co/a3vBU9Bps6— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1588797784.0