At a White House meeting with corporate executives on Wednesday, President Donald Trump repeated his conspiratorial suggestion that the media is talking about a lack of coronavirus testing to try to damage him politically.
And then, 31 minutes later, the CEO sitting beside Trump made clear that his claim was nonsense.
…Early in the White House roundtable, Trump boasted of how well he says his administration has done in supplying ventilators and masks, saying you don’t even hear about these issues anymore, and about how well he claims it has done on testing. He added, “And you shouldn’t be hearing about testing, but that’s the last thing they can complain about, I guess.”
…When a reporter asked Wednesday if any of the executives present were worried people won’t really come back to their businesses until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Nassetta spoke up — and used the word “testing” three times.
Ridiculously hyperbolic headline but still interesting