Washington (CNN)It’s hard to know where to begin fact checking. President Donald Trump’s latest coronavirus press conference on Saturday afternoon was littered with both false claims about the pandemic crisis and about various unrelated matters Trump decided to talk about, from North Korea and Iran to Chinese tariffs. Trump continued to be dishonest on the critical subject of coronavirus testing, wrongly claiming he “inherited” faulty tests — they were developed this year, during his presidency — and painting an overly rosy picture of the US testing situation. He also repeated several of the false claims he likes to make at his campaign rallies. Here’s a preliminary rundown of the claims and the facts. We will update this throughout the night. Read More No one saw this coming During the briefing Saturday afternoon, Trump repeated one of his go-to falsehoods that he often uses to defend his administration’s fumbled response to the coronavirus pandemic. “In speaking to the leaders of other countries this morning, they said this is incredible the way you’ve done this so quickly,” Trump said, without naming any foreign officials. “You know, we’re only talking about a few weeks since everybody knew this was such a big problem.”… Read full this story
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