Mulvaney Decries ‘Inexcusable’ Testing Failures After Son Waits Week For Results
Mick Mulvaney, currently the United States’ special envoy for Northern Ireland and formerly President Trump’s chief of staff, blasted coronavirus testing capabilities in the U.S. after his son waited several days to receive the results of his test.
- Mulvaney wrote in a op-ed published by CNBC that “it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country.”
- He then offered that his son was recently tested for the virus and “had to wait 5 to 7 days for results.”
- Mulvaney complained of another testing problem regarding his daughter, writing: “My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify. That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic.”
- Trump has insisted that America leads the world in testing and regularly boasts about the country’s testing capabilities.
- At the same time, the president also has repeatedly suggested that increased testing makes the U.S. look bad because it reveals more cases.