‘Maybe Pence can pray them into existence’: Trump mocked after breaking promise on coronavirus test rollout
According to a report from Bloomberg this Thursday, senators say the Trump administration won’t be able to meet its goal of having a million coronavirus tests available by the end of the week.
“There won’t be a million people to get a test by the end of the week,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said. “It’s way smaller than that. And still, at this point, it’s still through public health departments.”
The news contradicts Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn, who told senators that the U.S. would have the “capacity” to perform up to a million tests by the end of the week. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reinforced that promise as well.
When the news of the missed goal circulated on Twitter, many saw it as just another example of the Trump administration’s incompetence.
BREAKING: The Trump administration won’t be able to meet its promised timeline of having a million coronavirus test… https://t.co/SJGs8xVN3P— Bloomberg (@Bloomberg)1583420727.0
@business @V2019N That’s not “breaking news.” It was patently obvious to anyone who heard that ridiculous promise t… https://t.co/bl7O7jj8H2— Lily Evans Potter (fan) (@Lily Evans Potter (fan))1583421305.0
@business So in other words, they lied again 🤥— Ademide A. (@Ademide A.)1583420831.0
@tonyjoyce6 @business Yes, trump always lies when his mouth opens— Doc #DisasterAssistTeam (@Doc #DisasterAssistTeam)1583421801.0
@business Surprise, surprise— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal FC)1583420800.0
@business Inept and incompetent— Lela Jones (@Lela Jones)1583420898.0
@business Shocking! Maybe Pence will pray them into existence.— Dave (@Dave)1583421035.0
@Osmungw @business That the Administration tried to block.— REDACTED Human Scum/hand washer/mask wearer (@REDACTED Human Scum/hand washer/mask wearer)1583421525.0
@business @GOPlastdays Of course not! And thank Trump for firing the pandemic response team two years ago.— Martina Patrick (@Martina Patrick)1583421717.0
@business Ya don’t say? Boy, didn’t see that coming, did you? #LiarInChief #Duh— CLasSea Chris Doesn’t Cook 🏝 (@CLasSea Chris Doesn’t Cook 🏝)1583422670.0
@business Not really "Breaking News"... 70% of us knew it was BS as soon as they made the claim. Liars gotta lie.— NYB 💙💜💙 (@NYB 💙💜💙)1583421197.0
@business We are on our own.— Henrynathanmia (@Henrynathanmia)1583421804.0