Pence Gets Instantly Nervous After CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Confronts Him With Coronavirus Numbers
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota interviewed Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday and confronted him with damning numbers about coronavirus testing in the United States.
Camerota showed Pence that, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s website, the number of people being tested for the coronavirus has significantly declined in recent days as the number of total cases has increased.
“The numbers suggest that the most testing was done March 5th!” she said. “Then, as you move forward each day, it gets a little bit less… so why are the number of tests going down?”
“Well, I don’t believe they are, Alisyn,” Pence replied. “One of the things we’re working on is a central reporting website where every state in the country and territory can let CDC and the American people know the number of tests.”
Pence then tried to change the topic and talked about the role of the private sector in helping combat the virus, but Camerota steered him back to her original question.
“But if you’re saying the CDC website numbers are wrong, how many tests have been conducted in the U.S.?” she asked.
“I’m not saying they’re wrong, Alisyn, I’m saying they may not be complete because we don’t necessarily today collect all the information from state laboratories,” Pence replied.
“OK, but then they haven’t been updated — that’s the same thing,” Camerota said.
Pence then claimed that they are working on a new website that would deliver the numbers more accurately.
“That’s good to know, but how many tests would you say have been done?” she asked.
“Well, I would leave that to the experts,” replied Pence, who was put in charge of overseeing the government’s response to the pandemic two weeks ago.
Take a look at the interview in the video clip below: