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Trump’s WAR ON AMERICA continues

Post by lust4beer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:24 pm

Trump—After ‘Slow The Testing Down’ Remark—Will End Federal Funding For Testing Sites

Just days after walking back President Trump’s comments about “slowing down” coronavirus testing at a rally in Tulsa, the White House now plans to end funding for coronavirus testing sites in several states as the virus continues to ravage parts of the country, according to reports from CNN and Talking Points Memo.

At his Tulsa rally on Sunday, Trump remarked that he instructed his people to “slow the testing down please,” repeating a false claim which he and Vice President Mike Pence frequently deploy that testing increases are the cause of coronavirus case surges.

The White House attempted to walk that comment back, with one official telling Forbes Trump was “obviously kidding” and trade advisor Peter Navarro calling it “tongue-in-cheek,” but Trump appeared to stand by the comment on Monday, saying the U.S. has done “too good a job” at testing, and on Tuesday he insisted, “I don’t kid.”


Despite White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany claiming Trump was being sarcastic in saying “I don’t kid,” it seems his Tulsa remark has become manifest, as the White House is planning to end federal funding for 13 coronavirus testing sites across five states on June 30.

The sites, down from 41 originally put in place to speed up testing at the local level, include seven in hard-hit Texas, where cases are currently surging, as well as two in Illinois and New Jersey and one in Colorado and Pennsylvania each.

Testing is already a serious issue in Texas, as people have had to wait in long lines for over two hours to receive tests.

KEY BACKGROUND

The White House had initially planned to end funding to the sites in April by “transitioning to state-managed sites,” but reversed the plan after receiving bipartisan pushback from Congress.

KEY QUOTE

“Cases are going up in the U.S. because we are testing far more than any other country, and ever expanding,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “With smaller testing we would show fewer cases!”

CHIEF CRITIC

Rocky Vaz, Dallas’ director of emergency management, told Talking Points Memo that the White House “told us very clearly that they are not going to extend it,” but that cases are on the rise in Dallas and that they “want to continue with the testing.” A health official in the Philadelphia suburbs called their site “very successful” in April, adding that it provides supplies that the county would not be able to acquire on its own.

The White House has also been criticized by Senate Democrats for nearly $14 billion in undistributed funds allocated for testing and tracing months earlier. In a letter, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) alleged that the Department of Health and Human Services has spent just $10.8 million of $2 billion set aside for free testing for the uninsured.

BIG NUMBER

34,700. The U.S. had its third highest number of new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 34,700 cases reported, according to the Associated Press.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsole ... ing-sites/
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Post by Scooter » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:47 pm

TalkingPointsMemo... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


Stupid fkng shaved ape Libs...
“The federal government is not ending funding or support for COVID-19 testing sites,” Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Adm. Brett Giroir told Fox News Thursday.

“We are transitioning 13 sites from the original now antiquated program to the more efficient and effective testing sites,” Giroir said, adding that hundreds of other testing sites are federally funded and this move has been planned since May.
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Re: Trump’s WAR ON AMERICA continues

Post by lust4beer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 pm

Scooter wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:47 pm
TalkingPointsMemo... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


Stupid fkng shaved ape Libs...
“The federal government is not ending funding or support for COVID-19 testing sites,” Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Adm. Brett Giroir told Fox News Thursday.

“We are transitioning 13 sites from the original now antiquated program to the more efficient and effective testing sites,” Giroir said, adding that hundreds of other testing sites are federally funded and this move has been planned since May.
Rocky Vaz, Dallas’ director of emergency management, told Talking Points Memo that the White House “told us very clearly that they are not going to extend it,” but that cases are on the rise in Dallas and that they “want to continue with the testing.” A health official in the Philadelphia suburbs called their site “very successful” in April, adding that it provides supplies that the county would not be able to acquire on its own.

The White House has also been criticized by Senate Democrats for nearly $14 billion in undistributed funds allocated for testing and tracing months earlier. In a letter, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) alleged that the Department of Health and Human Services has spent just $10.8 million of $2 billion set aside for free testing for the uninsured.
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“The federal government is not ending funding or support for COVID-19 testing sites,” Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Adm. Brett Giroir told Fox News Thursday.

“We are transitioning 13 sites from the original now antiquated program to the more efficient and effective testing sites,” Giroir said, adding that hundreds of other testing sites are federally funded and this move has been planned since May.
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Post by antifa » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:01 pm

Scooter wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 pm
“The federal government is not ending funding or support for COVID-19 testing sites,” Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Adm. Brett Giroir told Fox News Thursday.

“We are transitioning 13 sites from the original now antiquated program to the more efficient and effective testing sites,” Giroir said, adding that hundreds of other testing sites are federally funded and this move has been planned since May.
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Re: Trump’s WAR ON AMERICA continues

Post by Scooter » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 pm

Why yes, cokklover, I do accept your surrender!!!
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