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Donald Trump Will Not Take Responsibility for Lag in Coronavirus Testing

Donald Trump Will Not Take Responsibility for Lag in Coronavirus Testing

Donald Trump answered questions from reporters during a press conference about coronavirus on Friday (March 13) and he refused to take responsibility for the lack of testing available right now.

While other countries are performing tens of thousands of tests every day, the United States has only done around 15,000 tests since January, according to reports.

“No, I don’t take responsibility at all. Because we were given a — a set of circumstances, and we were given rules, regulations and specifications from a different time. It wasn’t meant for this kind of — an event with the kind of numbers that we’re talking about,” Trump responded.

It is believed that there are thousands of people who have coronavirus, but they do not know because they aren’t allowed to get a test completed or aren’t even symptomatic.

Trump was also asked if he takes responsibility for closing the White House’s pandemic office in 2018 and he called it a “nasty question.”

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