President Donald Trump hypocritically tried to pass the buck again on Sunday when he tried to suggest that states are not being responsible enough for handling the coronavirus by saying they should be testing more people even though he was the one who failed to get them the tests in the first place.
From the start, Trump failed to make sure that tests were available, preferring to call the pandemic a “hoax” instead of doing his job to make sure hospitals had the resources they needed.
Trump has even laughably claimed that he isn’t responsible for his administration’s pathetic response.
And now he is demanding states step up coronavirus testing as if he is implying that the states are at fault and not him.
The individual Governors of States, and local officials, must step up their efforts on drive up testing and testing sights, working in conjunction with @CDCgov and the Federal Government!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2020
First, it’s testing “sites”, not “sights”. Also, Trump is the one who didn’t get states the tests they needed to begin with, and Twitter users reminded of that fact and then some.
This is a disaster. Trump is a threat to the world‘s and US economy. pic.twitter.com/kGtUxsmOD2
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) March 15, 2020
And will the Department of Health and Human Services waive the stupid telehealth requirements for Medicare patients where it only works if the patient goes to a federally qualified renal dialysis center or a rural underserved area? There’s so much uncertainty here it’s untenable.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 15, 2020
THEY must step up their efforts?
How are they supposed to do that when they don’t even have the tests?#WhereAreTheTests
Maybe, hear me out here, you shouldn’t have been calling this a hoax for so long? pic.twitter.com/5yUTSGMqd9
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) March 15, 2020
At press conference, Trump said the US has “tremendous control” over the virus. Dr. Fauci subsequently contradicted Trump’s claim. Trump cannot stop lying. The fed dropped rates to near-zero. DOW futures tanking. Welcome to Trump’s world.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 15, 2020
Where was he two weeks ago? Oh, that’s right, he called it a hoax.
— Qigong Girl (@qigong72) March 15, 2020
If it were not for governors and local officials stepping up (from testing to regulations) as the federal government has completely failed, we would be in way worse shape.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) March 15, 2020
Because YOU are doing nothing but spreading disinformation and giving false assurances.
— Amy Siskind ?️? (@Amy_Siskind) March 15, 2020
And, while we’re at it, why did you block the use of WHO test kits? Why did you allow all of these people to die?
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) March 15, 2020
If Trump wants someone to blame, he can look in the mirror. He knew about this pandemic in advance and refused to take action when he had a chance to make our country the most prepared on Earth. Now the number of cases here is approaching 4,000 and 60 have died. The number is likely even higher because we can’t test everyone because of Trump’s incompetence. This is all on him. And if he won’t take responsibility, he should resign.
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