Trump says ‘scariest day of my life’ was being told US was short on ventilators | Fox News

Hopefully we have learned our lesson and will no longer put ourselves at the mercy of our enemies for medical supplies, equipment, and medication.

President Trump on Tuesday called it the “scariest day” of his life when he had learned the United States might not have enough ventilators to fight the novel coronavirus. “The scariest day of my life was about a month ago, when after a long day of meetings my team told me that we were going to be needing 130,000 ventilators — that we were short hundreds of thousands of ventilators,” he said during the daily White House press briefing. The president went on to blame the Obama administration for lack of oversight in the past, and he accused sitting governors of putting unrealistic demands on the federal government. “This is the system we inherited,” Trump continued. “I had governors requesting unreasonable sums that the federal government just didn’t have and, you look at the states… The states were not prepared. I knew that every person who needed a ventilator, and didn’t get one, would die.”

Trump says ‘scariest day of my life’ was being told US was short on ventilators | Fox News

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