Donald Trump and Jim Acosta have long been rivals to the point of getting into blow-outs during televised press briefings meant to bring the country together; well, they should be. That’s the last thing Trump is worried about, though, as he seems to be holding these televised meetings and briefings for no reason other than to satisfy his enormous ego with daily doses of vanity that sometimes went on for hours.
Acosta was once again a thorn in Trump’s side this week as he questioned the president’s claims that the U.S.’s coronavirus tests were broken because of Obama. Check out the video below:
.@Acosta: You say you had "broken tests" from Obama — the coronavirus is a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?
TRUMP: "We have broken tests. We had tests that were obsolete. We had tests that didn't take care of people." (None of this makes sense.) pic.twitter.com/r7oobJNFU2
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 30, 2020
According to CNN:
At a White House meeting with corporate executives on Wednesday, President Donald Trump repeated his conspiratorial suggestion that the media is talking about a lack of coronavirus testing to try to damage him politically.
And then, 31 minutes later, the CEO sitting beside Trump made clear that his claim was nonsense. Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO of the Hilton hotel company, did not confront Trump explicitly. But Nassetta communicated that more testing is essential to his company’s future — thus shattering the President’s absurd assertion that critical questions about the pace of testing are a mere “media trap.”
Once again, Trump delivers one of his classic word salads, and once again, he is being help accountable by Americans. You can see what people are saying about Trump on Twitter below: