*You can easily tell when the orange denier is feeling the walls closing in on him ’cause he always reverts to pattern: he blames Obama!
Now he’s blaming his predecessor – who’s been out of office for 3 and a half years – for the coronavirus test not being easily accessible to Americans in a set of Friday morning tweets.
“For decades @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be inadequate and slow for a large scale pandemic, but a pandemic would never happen, they hoped,’ Trump wrote. ‘President Obama made changes that only complicated things further,” the president offered.
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For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be inadequate and slow for a large scale pandemic, but a pandemic would never happen, they hoped. President Obama made changes that only complicated things further.....
Trump then went on to call the Obama administration’s response to Swine Flu “a full-scale disaster, with thousands dying.” He then said nothing “meaningful’ has been done to fix the testing problem “until now.”
“The changes have been made and testing will soon happen on a very large scale basis,” he tweeted. “All Red Tape has been cut, ready to go!”
Trump’s comments came after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified frankly on Capitol Hill Thursday.
He told lawmakers sitting on the House Oversight Committee that Americans were not “easily” able to be tested for the virus and called it a “failing.”
Floduda Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as you can see in the vide above, brought up concerns to the witnesses that health care professionals, (nurses in her example), were unable to obtain the test after potentially being exposed to the virus.
“The idea of anybody getting it easily the way people in other countries are doing it, we’re not set up for that. Do I think we should be? Yes, but we’re not,” Fauci said on Capitol Hill. “That is a failing. It is a failing. Let’s admit it,” he also said.
The development of a coronavirus test in the U.S. has not gone smoothly, as early test kits were sometimes inaccurate. There were also rules set in place to narrowly define who might get tested.
Wasserman Schultz brought up a nurse who, despite having symptons, was refused a test by the CDC.
‘They said they would not test me because if I was wearing the recommended protective equipment, then I wouldn’t have the coronavirus,’ the nurse said. ‘What kind of science-based answer is that?’
Additionally, Fauci and Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talked about the problems of bringing the tests to scale in order to get them, more broadly, to American patients.
Trump, meanwhile, still denying reality, was in the Oval Office with the prime minister of Ireland painting a rosy picture about the testing,. In other words, lying again.
“They have a million tests out now. Over the next few days they’ll have 4 million tests out,” Trump told reporters saying testing ”is going very smooth.”