“Why are governors today begging the president for money to test and trace?” he asked. “The only thing that we have the most of in this world is deaths when it comes to COVID.”
Indeed, the United States has the highest death toll from the infection, passing 80,000 on Monday. And when it comes to testing, America is well below a number of nations on a per capita basis, including Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Germany and Canada.
Cuomo warned Trump that this was “no time to pretend” as none of the states reopening had the capacity to test and trace those who may be ill to stop new outbreaks. And he called out the president for his shifting rhetoric on testing.
See more of his monologue below:
“There’s no time to pretend. We have not met the moment. We have not prevailed on testing,” says @chriscuomo, refuting President Trump’s claim of victory against the virus.
“None of the states that have re-opened, none, has the capacity to test and trace the way they need to.” pic.twitter.com/jsI3Lomx7F
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) May 12, 2020
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