President Donald Trump, under pressure over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak and facing a key presidential debate Tuesday, announced the federal government would ship 150 million rapid tests to U.S. states for opening schools and ensuring safety at centers for senior citizens.
‘I say it all the time – we are rounding the corner,’ Trump said as the nation continued to face staggering losses and infections from COVID-19.
‘This will be more than double the number of tests already performed,’ he said, announcing the plan in the White House Rose Garden.
Trump congratulated his team and once again said the situation was improving, even as the nation passed 200,000 coronavirus deaths. And he repeated his call to ‘reopen’