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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:10 PM

Mitt Romney slams the United States' coronavirus testing record as 'nothing to celebrate whatsoever'

Source: Business Insider

Sen. Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, forcefully criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus during a Tuesday Senate hearing and accused a Health and Human Services official of misleading the public about the US's record with testing for the virus.

Romney pointed to Admiral Brett Girior's statement — which reflects those made by President Donald Trump — that the US has tested double the number of people that South Korea has. But the assertion that the US's testing abilities are more robust than South Korea's makes no sense, given that the Asian nation has a far smaller population, ramped up testing far earlier than the US did, and has had a much more controlled outbreak.

"I understand the politicians are going to frame data in a way that's most positive politically. Of course, I don't expect that from admirals," Romney told Giroir. "But yesterday, you celebrated that we had done more tests and more tests per capita even in South Korea."

Romney went on to point out that American population is six times larger than South Korea's, but the US has had about 300 times the number of coronavirus deaths as the Asian country.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-trump-administrations-virus-testing-is-nothing-to-celebrate-2020-5

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Reply Mitt Romney slams the United States' coronavirus testing record as 'nothing to celebrate whatsoever' (Original post)
WiseElder May 2020 OP
Firestorm49 May 2020 #1
tavernier May 2020 #4
Miguelito Loveless May 2020 #2
dflprincess May 2020 #3
C Moon May 2020 #13
msongs May 2020 #5
Brainfodder May 2020 #6
BaronChocula May 2020 #7
Marthe48 May 2020 #8
BamaRefugee May 2020 #9
Initech May 2020 #10
jb5150 May 2020 #11
brush May 2020 #12
RussBLib May 2020 #14

Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:13 PM

1. "I want to be the President. I want to be the President. I want to be the President."

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:16 PM

4. Doesn't matter.

They all need to come to the truth.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:14 PM

2. Romney sucked up to Trump for a job

and was rejected. So occasionally, he pretends to have scruples in retaliation.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:14 PM

3. Do you suppose Mittens had a dream that by the end of the summer

the GOP will "turn its lonely eyes" to him?

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:39 PM

13. My first thought.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:34 PM

5. yawn. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz nt

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:45 PM

6. Senator Romney, please proceed!

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:46 PM

7. REPUBLICAN MAKES NEWS BY TELLING TRUTH n/t

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:49 PM

8. well, mitt

when you have traitor's son-in-law commandeering supplies like nazis stole European art, and hoarding it, it is hard to treat people, test them, track the disease, all the actions honest public servants would do if the country wasn't being run like a banana republic mafia gang.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:53 PM

9. More "concern" from someone who offers ABSOLUTELY NO SOLUTION. Getting sick of it from both sides.

I don't need any more expert warnings, and resultant inaction, I NEED SOMEONE WITH A PLAN ON HOW COMMON FOLK CAN FIGHT THIS!

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:01 PM

10. It's like being in a 12 step program and skipping steps 2 - 11 and declaring you're free of alcohol.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:05 PM

11. I guess when you're a member of a party

with no scruples, having a half a scruple makes you look good.
This is the DU member formerly known as jb5150.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:26 PM

12. By all means lets go Machiavellian on trump's fat ass.

Enemies of our enemies are our friends. For the time being at least—and they still bear watching. Defeating trump is the object.

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Response to WiseElder (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:49 PM

14. I watched him say that live, and I would not use "slams" as the descriptor

He was sounding tentative as usual and he did say the testing record was "nothing to celebrate whatsoever", but in reserved tones.

I wish we could be more accurate, but then again, Trump lies about everything, so, WTF, "SLAMS!"

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