Trump Decides To End Federal Assistance For COVID-19 Testing, Says ‘We Have A Great Testing System’
As the United States continues to struggle testing people across the country, Donald Trump is claiming that testing has been “phenomenal.”
On Thursday, Trump was asked during a coronavirus taskforce briefing why the federal government is ending its support for COVID-19 testing programs around the country.
Trump stood by that move.
“We have a great testing system,” he insisted. He said that in “some” parts of the country, the testing is “phenomenal.”
The decision to end federal support for coronavirus testing comes weeks after Trump promised that drive-thru testing would be available at big-box stores nationwide.
Since then, the rollout has been slow and inconsistent, and in many states, the resources are still insufficient to test people in large numbers.