CORONAVIRUS: President Trump again directs blame at Obama as case worsens in U.S.

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On Monday, President Trump again tried to shift blame to the Obama administration for his reaction to coronavirus.

On Monday, President Trump again tried to shift blame to the Obama administration for his reaction to coronavirus.

Trump, who has consistently said heightened monitoring has contributed to a increase in the United States. A reporter at the White House asked COVID-19 cases if he was worried about a virus outbreak that killed more than 135,000 Americans and infected more than 3.3 million people.

“We have one of the lowest mortality rates anywhere,” the president said before pivoting to an assault on the presumptive 2020 Democratic candidate, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

“Biden and Obama have stopped the tests,” Trump said. “We have just prevented this. This you already know. You probably don’t want to mention it. But work stopped. They just went right in the middle, ‘No more checking'”

This is not completely clear what Trump’s research plan was referring to during the Obama-era. He also blamed the Obama administration for struggling with the 2009 H1N1 flu epidemic that killed about 12,500 Americans. (He admitted on Monday that the so-called swine flu was “a much smaller epidemic than the one we are having”)

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Yet it’s not the first time Trump tried to blame Obama and Biden in December 2019 for his stumbling response to the coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan , China — nearly three years after they left office.

Trump also referenced his predecessor at a meeting of the coronavirus task force in early March.

“A decision was taken by the Obama administration on research that turned out to be really harmful to what we are doing,” Trump said. “And we annulled that decision a few days ago so that the research could take place in a much more precise and rapid manner.”

No such law or legislation has ever been enforced under the previous administration according to the FactCheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

“The Obama administration sought to enforce a risk-based regulatory framework on laboratory tests, or LDTs, and in 2014 released draft guidelines,” said FactCheck.org. “But the policy had never been completed, and was removed after Trump won the 2016 election.

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“There is no specific document Trump had to revoke in order to encourage laboratories to develop their own coronavirus tests,” it added.

“There is no specific document Trump had to revoke in order to encourage laboratories to develop their own coronavirus tests,” it added.

Trump reported in late March that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had “inherited a defective test.”

“The biggest issue they had when CDC first looked at their test is that the test didn’t work,” he said. “It wasn’t us who did. That’s been there a long time. Now we have the best tests in the world.”

Politifact’s “Truth-o-Meter” gave the claim a “Pants on Fire” rating.

When the U.S. government began sending test kits out on Feb. 5, the fact-checking site noted, “there was no inherited test because a test couldn’t be created until the new virus had emerged.”

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