Washington — President Trump announced the federal government is sending 150 million rapid care tests to governors to distribute as they deem fit. Governors are encouraged to use them to screen at schools and in high-risk settings, the president said in a Rose Garden event.
But the president had already announced that would be happening in August, before accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention.
The update on the nation’s coronavirus testing strategy comes one day after a bombshell report from the New York Times provided an in-depth look at the president’s finances and revealed that he only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2017.
So far, the country has run 111 million tests, according to coronavirus testing czar Admiral Brett Giroir. Giroir demonstrated a self-swab test from the White House Rose Garden, in an effort to show how simple the test can be.
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