Alan Kanner: Trump makes mockery of testing

Published: 3/26/2020 2:49:02 PM

Here are the facts. During President Donald Trump’s press conference on March 13, he clearly indicated some uncertainty about whether or not he would be tested for the coronavirus. The context for the testing issue was the positive test results for the Brazilian officials who attended a meeting with him at Mar-a-Lago.

The following day, on Saturday morning, his physician, Cmdr. Sean Conley, reported that Mr. Trump did not need to be tested because he didn’t show any symptoms? Is there any doubt that Mr. Trump muscled Mr. Conley into declaring that statement? On that Saturday afternoon, Mr. Trump reported that he had been tested and the results would be available in one to two days. He attempted to explain his decision for the testing on the basis of essentially public pressure. (Does Trump ever do anything unless he decides it is in his own best interest?)

Several hours later, the White House announces that the test results are negative. Could there be a greater mockery of truth and honesty than this series of events?

Alan Kanner


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