Joe Scarborough: ‘A Cynic Might Think’ Trump Administration Doesn’t Want People Tested for Covid-19

Joe Scarborough: ‘A Cynic Might Think’ Trump Administration Doesn’t Want People Tested for Covid-19

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough suggested on Tuesday that the Trump administration might not want more Coronavirus testing because that might expose the full extent of infections in the U.S. The Morning Joe host castigated the federal government for its failure on testing.

“You know, we’ve said it for a very long time, it all comes down to testing, testing,” Scarborough said.

“Everybody is actually saying that it all comes down to testing. Not only so we can track the virus, so we can map the virus, so we can contain the virus, but also so Americans can go back to work, so they can go back to shopping, so they can go back to getting the economy going again. Going back to their daily lives. But the testing has been terrible.”

“If you look at yesterday, the President lied, got very angry when he kept being asked about testing,” he went on.

“Because, of course, the testing has been such a failure that a cynic might think that they don’t want Americans to get tested because they don’t want to know the full extent of how bad things are in the United States.”

“You know, the President yelled yesterday, saying it’s not the federal government’s job to do testing. That should be up to the states to do testing. Well, that’s just a lie.”

“It was the Trump administration who wouldn’t take tests, wouldn’t even take tests from the World Health Organization when they were putting up 250,000 tests early on. We refused. The Trump administration failed so miserably in testing.”

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor