Google says they are actually helping with coronavirus testing, contrary to media narrative

So look, I’m gonna admit I just don’t know what the heck happened here. Let me give you a run down of the sequence of events. El presidente comes out and says he got Google to help with figuring out who should get coronavirus testing:

Trump also added that he’s pulling the private sector together to respond to the need for testing. This will include biomedical laboratories like Labcorp and Roche who will be doing much of the testing, along with retail stores like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and others who will make their parking lots available a quicker ‘drive-thru’ style testing. Trump also noted that Google has 1,700 engineers working on a website that will link all of this coronavirus testing for the public.

His announcement was a shock to the people he enlisted in the effort:

Apparently, it was one of Trump’s well-known exaggerations:

Of course, Brian Stelter pounced on it:


Now look, it’s easy to say that Trump was right all along and the media was wrong. But honestly, it’s hard to know. Did the Trump administration demand they come out afterward and increase their involvement? Did they pressure them to come out and make this statement? I don’t know. But I do know that Trump exaggerates a lot. And this is not a time for exaggeration. In any case, that’s the timeline of what happened. Draw your own conclusions.

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