Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland recently slammed President Trump about the amount of tests that each state actually has.
Gov. Larry Hogan is a Republican who chairs the National Governors Association, He says that what Trump said about not hearing anything about the tests in weeks isn't true.
'I know that they've taken some steps to create new tests, but they're not actually produced and distributed out to the states. So it's an aspirational thing,' Hogan continued.
According to The Daily Mail:
He added that the Trump administration has some new testing measures 'in the works,' but for now 'no state has enough testing.'
Hogan said he believes others in the administration are “talking about the facts.”
“We’re listening to the smart team,” said Hogan, mentioning Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the White House coronavirus task force, including doctors Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci.
Trump's controversial remarks came during an hour-long phone meeting where he was joined by Birx, Pence, Fauci, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor.
In a leaked he pushed back when asked by rural state governors for help.
'I could give four or five examples over the last week where we have supply orders, and they've subsequently been cancelled, and they're canceled in part because what our suppliers are saying is that federal resources are requesting it and trumping that,' Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, a Democrat, said in the leaked call.
'So we're trying to shift the supplies to really isolate that and do contact tracing, but we don't even have enough supplies to do the testing.'
Trump replied boasting about how the US has done more testing than any other country. He then bragged about a new four-minute test being released.
'I haven't heard about testing in weeks,' Trump responded. 'We've tested more now than any nation in the world. We've got these great tests and we'll come out with another one tomorrow that's, you know, almost instantaneous testing. But I haven't heard anything about testing being a problem.'
I completely understand the urge and the panic of not having enough tests in this trying time. It is scary that you wouldn't be able to get tested when you suspect you may have Covid-19.