President Donald Trump held a late afternoon news conference Monday to unveil what he and his White House task force said was a plan to help states ramp up the kind of widespread testing experts say is needed in order for the economy to reopen.

 

Appearing with executives of Abbott, CVS and other retailers and commercial labs involved in increasing testing capacity, Trump faced reporters after backlash for floating the idea on Thursday of injecting disinfectant to treat COVID-19. (On Friday, he tried to claim he was being “sarcastic” and later walked out of that day’s briefing without taking questions.)

 

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