During a virtual Fox News Town Hall, Donald Trump snapped at host Bill Hemmer for suggesting that his administration “screwed up” with their response to the coronavirus.
Hemmer asked Trump why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was slow to ramp up testing for COVID-19.
“A month ago, the CDC had an initial test that failed,” Hemmer explained. “At that moment, late February, you said, it’s perfect and it wasn’t perfect, so what happened there in the early stages in late February?”
Trump, however, said that he was referring to his controversial Ukraine call as “perfect,” not the virus — although he did compare the two.
“That was another whole scandal nonsense,” Trump whined. “A total witch hunt. But this one, is a much different thing. We had other administrations — not just the last one — they built up a platform, they built up a test. But the test was no good, it didn’t handle large numbers of people.”
“So did the CDC screw up?” Hemmer pressed. “Or did you screw up?”
“We did not screw up!” Trump said, cutting off the Fox News host. “And I don’t think CDC screwed up either. They had a test that would have worked for a small group of people. In other words, for a normal problem.”
“Nobody ever expected a thing like this,” he added. “Nobody would say that millions and millions of people have been tested.”
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below: