The Associated Press reports:
Trump boasts that his administration has paved the way for 3.5 million tests nationwide — more than any other nation. But the U.S. lags several nations in testing on a per capita basis, including Germany and South Korea. The president counters that “areas of our country that have been hotspots have done much more.”
Trump’s push to deflect the crisis to the doorstep of governors comes as the weight of a sinking economy has begun to complicate his reelection effort. A new Pew Research Center survey found that 65% of respondents believed Trump responded too slowly to address the threat of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
“President God” is #3 on Twitter this morning.
The United States has tested more than anyone in the world by far. @realDonaldTrump is the greatest testing President God has ever created.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 17, 2020
We rank 44th per capita, which is the metric that matters . . .
— Mike Gilchrist (@mgcanmore) April 17, 2020
Narrator: Matt is drunk, again! Ignore him.
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) April 17, 2020
Must have been huffing glue in that gas mask pic.twitter.com/i0Pnqb8rOR
— Julian M Lobachewski (@TheJML9999) April 18, 2020
Please tell me somebody took your phone…
— bob clendenin (@bobclendenin) April 18, 2020