Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Fauci Affirms No Testing Slowdown; US Sees Lowest Death Count in 3 Months. and Other C-Virus Updates

President Trump on Tuesday addressed remarks he made during an Oklahoma rally about directing staff to slow down COVID-19 testing — telling reporters he wasn’t joking while affirming that the US has the best testing in the world.
“I don’t kid. We have got the greatest testing program anywhere in the world,” Trump told reporters at the White House on his way to Phoenix, Ariz., when asked about the Tulsa comments, which were condemned by Democrats including Joe Biden.
“We test better than anybody in the world. Our tests are the best in the world and we have the most of them,” he continued.
The president’s aides have spent the past two days insisting the remarks made at his Saturday rally in Tulsa were sarcastic and meant to highlight the fact that the US has tested more people than any other country.
While Media Focuses on COVID Case Spike, US Sees 
Lowest Death Count in 3 Months
His political opponents jumped on the supposed tongue-in-cheek comments, calling them “outrageous” even as the Trump campaign explained he was “obviously kidding” about directing staff to slow the rate of COVID-19 tests.
Members of the White House coronavirus task force, including Drs. Robert Redfield and Anthony Fauci, on Tuesday told Congress that they had received no such request to slow down testing.
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