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Trump’s triumphant rhetoric on coronavirus testing – The Washington Post

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“As the video above explains, the Trump administration bungled its initial effort to get a broad-based testing regime in place for the new coronavirus and has been playing catch-up ever since. But now the United States has conducted more than 5 million tests, more than any other country.”

“That would seem to be a good talking point for President Trump. But it also lacks important context, because what really matters is how many tests are performed per million people. Moreover, Trump keeps exaggerating the statistics or making claims that turned out to be incorrect. “Anyone who wants a test can get a test,” he declared March 6, a statement so false it needed to be corrected the next day by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/30/trumps-triumphant-rhetoric-coronavirus-testing/

Inside Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Two Months of Magical Thinking | Vanity Fair


Caption: Florida governor Ron DeSantis, a close Trump ally in a crucial swing state, wanted to keep beaches open—and Trump bowed to pressure.By Steve Nesius/Reuters.

“Obsessed with impeachment and their enemies and worried about the stock market, the president and his son-in-law scapegoated HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and treated the coronavirus as mostly a political problem as it moved through the country.”

Source: Inside Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Two Months of Magical Thinking | Vanity Fair