Pelosi emphasizes ‘testing, testing, testing’ to fight pandemic
House speaker Nancy Pelosi made an appearance on MSNBC this morning and called for more testing to fight the coronavirus crisis.
“Proper testing, that has been a problem since the start,” Pelosi said. “Testing, testing, testing.”
Speaker Pelosi on upcoming coronavirus legislation: “I hope that in this next bill that we will be able to address the concerns of our state and local governments. That is absolutely essential. We need to do more … we can only go as fast as the signature.” pic.twitter.com/S7TduoQOME
Governors reportedly complained to Trump yesterday that they have struggled to provide adequate testing in their states.
Pelosi, who has been extremely critical of the White House’s handling of the pandemic, also defended Congress’ handling of the crisis, saying she is “proud” of the work lawmakers have done.
Trump quickly weighed in on the Democratic speaker’s appearance over Twitter, saying she “wasn’t bad” despite her “usual complaining.”
Donald J. Trump
I watched a portion of low rated (very) Morning Psycho (Joe) this Morning in order to see what Nancy Pelosi had to say, & what moves she was planning to further hurt our Country. Actually, other than her usual complaining that I’m a terrible person, she wasn’t bad. Still praying!
Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of the coronavirus emergency. New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday night that the peak number of concurrent cases in the state, still the country’s foremost hotspot, was expected to arrive in the coming six to 21 days.
As of Tuesday morning there were more than 164,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States and 3,161 had died, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. In New York state there were 67,384 confirmed cases and 1,342 deaths. Neighboring New Jersey had the second-most cases with 16,636 cases and 198 deaths.
In an animated conversation with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, his younger brother, Andrew Cuomo, the governor, whose handling of the crisis has won strong approval, denied that he would respond to calls from some quarters that he run for president.
Cuomo also had nice words for Donald Trump, who has demanded praise from governors as a condition of their states receiving federal aid. Cuomo’s praise in this case found its mark, with Fox News picking up the comment and Trump tweeting about it.
Donald J. Trump
“New York Governor Cuomo says President Trump has been “very helpful.” @foxandfriends Thank you, everybody is working very hard!
Here’s a bit of the interview:
Brian Tyler Cohen
I don’t know why but I could watch this forever.pic.twitter.com/utRawEFP55