MSNBC host Joy Reid recently tried to claim that President Trump rejected tests from the World Health Organization. There is just one problem, this is false, he didn’t.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid falsely accused the Trump administration of rejecting a World Health Organization coronavirus test.
“Trump again today alleged remarkably that the World Health Organization—whose gold standard, approved coronavirus test Trump ordered the Centers for Disease Control to reject—he’s now accusing that World Health Organization of minimizing the threat,” Reid said on Wednesday evening.
A Politifact fact-check found that this claim is “mostly false” because the Centers for Disease Control never attempted to buy the kits in the first place.
“No discussions occurred between WHO and CDC about WHO providing COVID-19 tests to the United States,” a WHO spokeswoman told Politifact. “This is consistent with experience since the United States does not ordinarily rely on WHO for reagents or diagnostic tests because of sufficient domestic capacity.”
Reid has been joined by Joe Biden in making this claim. But Reid took it even further and accused Trump of making false statements during press briefings while ignoring her own false statements.
Reid is also famous for making false claims that she was hacked when homophobic blog posts she authored were uncovered.