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Trump Latest News Today |Trump Tried To Blame Obama For Corona Test Kit Shortage

Trump Latest News Today : Donald Trump who is worried about Corona virus has tried to shift the kit shortage blame on Obama. According to Trump Latest News Today Trump quote Obama's time decision which is making it harder to convey the testing process quickly.

Trump Latest News Today |Trump Tried To Blame Obama For Corona Test Kit Shortage
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Trump Latest News Today: Donald Trump sought to shift blame on to the Obama administration for a nationwide coronavirus test kit shortage.

The president on Wednesday blamed a federal agency decision during Barack Obama’s presidency, which Trump said made it harder to quickly roll out testing for the virus.

“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion,” he told reporters during a White House meeting with airline executives, whom he had called to discuss the economic effects of the outbreak.

“That was a decision we disagreed with,” he said. “I don’t think we would have made it, but for some reason, it was made.”

It was unclear what decision Trump was referring to. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said private laboratories used to be able to develop clinical tests but “in the previous administration that became regulated. For someone to do that they had to file with the FDA”, Redfield said.

But experts on lab testing have said they are unaware of an Obama administration rule that would have hindered the use of tests developed at university or private labs in an emergency.

The responsibility for the coronavirus test kit shortage appears to lie with the CDC’s choice to develop and distribute its own kit rather than use the one recommended by the World Health Organization, according to ProPublica. But the CDC’s tests didn’t work, falsely flagging harmless samples that contained viruses other than Covid-19.

Moreover, Trump ordered the dissolution of the National Security Council’s global health security unit and reassigned its head. The former national security adviser John Bolton also pressured the team’s counterpart at the Department of Homeland Security to resign.