Dr. Fauci Cuts In And Fact-Checks Trump After He Lied About COVID-19 Testing Kits
Dr. Anthony Fauci contradicted Donald Trump’s claims about coronavirus testing on Friday after the president tried to lie to the American public.
The president insisted that he wasn’t hearing any complaints about Americans who have symptoms of COVID-19 but could not get tested.
“I’m not hearing it,” Trump said. “We don’t want everybody to go out and get a test because there’s no reason for it.”
That answer didn’t sit well with one reporter who later asked Fauci whether testing availability was meeting public demand.
“I get the same calls that many of you get,” Fauci said. “Someone goes into a place who has a symptom and wants to get a test and for one reason or other, multiple logistic, technical, what have you — they can’t get it. That is a reality that is happening now. Is it the same as it was a few weeks ago? Absolutely not, because as the secretary and others have said, right now that we have the private sector involved the availability — not only just availability, but the implementation of the availability is getting better and better and better. Having said that, I understand and empathize with the people who rightfully are sayin, ‘I’m trying to get a test, and I can’t.’”
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