Trump Administration Surges Coronavirus Testing In Jacksonville Ahead Of RNC Convention | MSNBC

Trump Administration Surges Coronavirus Testing In Jacksonville Ahead Of RNC Convention | MSNBC 1


NBC News' Ellison Barber reports from Jacksonville, Florida where the Trump administration has been providing an increase in free coronavirus testing weeks ahead of when the RNC convention is scheduled to take place. Aired on 07/15/2020.
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Trump Administration Surges Coronavirus Testing In Jacksonville Ahead Of RNC Convention | MSNBC

64 Comments on "Trump Administration Surges Coronavirus Testing In Jacksonville Ahead Of RNC Convention | MSNBC"

  1. Richard Owens | July 15, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

    They better not tell Trump they’re surging testing – he’ll be furious!

    • angela harper | July 15, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Reply

      he is aggressive about testing when it is to keep HIM safe

    • He will be happy he’s getting paid more by Russia

    • So many cases being created thanks to Testing, right?? Trump will be furious xD

    • @HaoWen Sun THAT’S what I’M talking about. If increased testing causes an increase in cases then it logically follows that DECREASED testing results in a DECREASE in cases. Therefore, comma, you should STOP testing and there will be NO cases. STUPID isn’t even IN it with trump.

    • Trump knows there is surging testing – And is now dishing out Q’ANNON CONSPIRACY TO HIS SMALL EASILY CONNED LOYAL FOLLOWING. Which makes me furious!

  2. Daniel Schaeffer | July 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

    Why bother testing? If the Trump voters don’t die of Covid, they’ll die of heat stroke.

  3. howdareyou41 | July 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

    Proving once again that TESTING WORKS. Also how corrupt is this? Using all these tests in one area because you want to have a Convention there in a few weeks.

  4. David Lickiss | July 15, 2020 at 10:38 AM | Reply

    I THOUGHT Uncle Donnie said we didn’t need more tests 😂😂😅

  5. What’s the difference between a Trump rally and a Klan rally? The dress code. 😎

    • @timandsue legere That joke was DAMNED funny.

    • @Chad Black Republicans aren’t evil, they’re greedy. Big difference between the two although one could make a valid argument that unchecked greed LEADS to evil. And yes, I DID just make a generalization there but, based on EVERYTHING I’ve seen and experienced over the last 60+ years, it’s a generalization that’s based in fact.

    • Julian Crooks | July 15, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      The Klan pays for the rally venue

    • martin O,Brien | July 15, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      @Paul D Paul D , exactly just how I would describe trumpstrs my self!!! well done.🙄🙄😉

    • timandsue legere | July 15, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      @slactweak laugh it up then I found it to be redundant

  6. Agolf Twittler | July 15, 2020 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    The Covfefe-45 virus will go away once the weather cools down in November, it will be like a miracle.

    • Matthew Hamstead | July 15, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Reply

      Now the infection data bypasses the CDC, get ready for Bunkerboy Mcbonespures in “Sharpiegate 2” The mystery of the missing zeros.

    • Agolf Twittler | July 15, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

      @Matthew Hamstead Sad but true.
      The Trump Vladministration is less transparent and open than the Chinese Communist Party.
      Not surprising though, considering that Donald John Trump’s boss is an old KGB officer.
      Stay safe Sir.

  7. “Slow the testing down.”

  8. Don Anderson | July 15, 2020 at 10:43 AM | Reply

    Doesn’t sound like they really believe that we have a hoax on our hands.

  9. DaylightDigital | July 15, 2020 at 10:43 AM | Reply

    Disgraceful. Even when they step up and do the right thing its for self-interested reasons instead of helping Americans

    • You are spot on.tRump doesn’t care if we live or die.The sooner people realize this vote his sorry butt out.stay safe.✌

    • DaylightDigital yeah ok where were all these supplies?????? Trump had to have all this stuff made and built. Respirators ventilators masks hospital bed protective gear goggles military ships converted into hospitals convention centers turned into hospitals. And you say Trump is disgraceful. It’s disgraceful what Obama and Biden left Trump

    • DaylightDigital | July 15, 2020 at 12:32 PM | Reply

      @D M Trump disbanded a department specifically designed to prepare for global pandemics. You have no argument

    • William Hassell | July 15, 2020 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      Even if they left nothing for Trump, he had three years to stock them up. Lazy argument

    • Did you exercise today?

  10. ChannelSurfer 2020 | July 15, 2020 at 10:44 AM | Reply

    Your taxes in action folks, selectively protecting the GOP….

    • there is no shortage of tests… no one who wants to get tested is being turned away

    • ChannelSurfer 2020 | July 15, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

      Paul Wilson – that was a bad faith comment, 100,000 miles away from my point and only posted with the intent of deflecting argument to Ttump/Faux talking points.

    • @Paul Wilson Donnie? Is, that you? : )

    • @Paul Wilson It’s taking 5-10 days to get COVID test results back in hard hit Florida counties. You can’t contain the outbreak like that. Especially not when over 10% of tests are coming back positive.

  11. altitude illume | July 15, 2020 at 10:46 AM | Reply

    trumpf doesn’t believe in testing, except for himself and surrounding people.

    • Don’t worry about Trump. Get out of the house and have some fun, exercise, and dance,

    • @Paul D MOST of us can’t afford to NOT worry about trump. Then again, MOST of us are SANE. Just sayin’, you know.

  12. What’s the point of testing if the results come after the person has either overcome or died!, they NEED TO TEST, CONTACT TRACE AND QUARANTINE to get ahead of the virus

    • tests with results in 15 minutes are available

    • @Paul Wilson thats good to know but i dont think those are available for EVERYONE…i know someone still waiting after 6 days

    • @Ladibug4422 Also, the real question here is, how RELIABLE are those 15 minute tests? If they throw a high percentage of false negatives, then they aren’t worth the 15 minutes it takes to get the results.

    • @Ladibug4422 : They were available to EVERYONE, months ago, in far greater numbers… in South Korea.

  13. If you can increase testing in Jacksonville, then you can definitely increase testing in the US

    • No, see, that’s not gonna happen because trump isn’t going to be in the “US”. He’s only going to be in Jacksonville, if you get my drift.

  14. Doug Schaufele | July 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM | Reply

    “I’m not aware of any connection other than the fact the convention is taking place here, I mean who knew”

  15. Bud D. Epsen | July 15, 2020 at 10:58 AM | Reply

    Why is Trump surging testing a hoax? Why only in the city where the RNC convention is happening?

  16. The average citizen of Jacksonville isn’t going to come into contact with the GOP elite. They should be COVID testing hookers, liquor store and hotel employees. I hear they’re even bringing in a cruise ship! What could go wrong?

    • you heard they were bringing in a cruise ship… you have no idea if thats true

    • @Paul Wilson Er…he was using comedic license…the serious tone of your reply…explains why you still defend trump. : )

  17. evelyn hopkins | July 15, 2020 at 11:12 AM | Reply

    Seriously, the HH testing czar said he wasn’t aware that it was to be the location for the RNC convention? He must have caught ‘Trump syndrome’, a disease of delusion, selective memory and amnesia…

  18. Ivanka speads for Quincy Jones | July 15, 2020 at 11:13 AM | Reply

    So now he’s surging the testing, only in 3 States? Proof that he can do it but chooses not to.

  19. The Trump administration is just slimy from head to toe. Incredible.

  20. Annette Sandoval | July 15, 2020 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    “Surge testing”…Only when it benefits the narcissist (trump). Vote straight Blue November 2020.👍🇺🇸

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