Betting pool: which member of the Coronavirus Task Force will contract COVID-19 from Typhoid Trump.
Question: Do you take any responsibility for the lag in testing?
My Q: You said you donÃ¢ÂÂt take responsibility for slow response to coronavirus but your administration disbanded the White House office on pandemics?
President Trump: Ã¢ÂÂThatÃ¢ÂÂs a nasty question…When you say me, I didn't do it. We have a group of people [in the administration].Ã¢ÂÂ
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 13, 2020
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) March 13, 2020
it is clear that eliminating the office has contributed to the federal government’s sluggish domestic response. What’s especially concerning about the absence of this office today is that it was originally set up because a previous epidemic made the need for it quite clear.
HereÃ¢ÂÂs my exchange with President Trump in which he said on the record he would probably get a #Coronavirus test Ã¢ÂÂfairly soonÃ¢ÂÂ though he said it would not be because he stood next to someone who tested positive for it. https://t.co/01WEUrOATe— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) March 13, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Portia I'm Ridin With Biden McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) March 13, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂI donÃ¢ÂÂt take responsibility at all,Ã¢ÂÂ says Trump about how late we were to start testing and to ramp up our capacity to slow the spread of COVID-19. Dangerous happy talk.
Ã¢ÂÂ Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 13, 2020
Harry Truman: Ã¢ÂÂThe buck stops here.Ã¢ÂÂ
President Trump: Ã¢ÂÂI donÃ¢ÂÂt take responsibility at all.” pic.twitter.com/8jKfvKm2Ff
Ã¢ÂÂ Matt Viser (@mviser) March 13, 2020
The SNL sketch of this is being written in real time. #TrumpPressConference
— Meghan Daum (@meghan_daum) March 13, 2020