Trump says more than 1 million Americans have been tested for coronavirus

Cameren Stevenson

According to USA Today…President Donald Trump touted a new Corona Virus test that produces results in minutes as opposed to days and announced Monday that more than 1 million Americans have been tested for the disease.

Trump has previously discussed a new test from Chicago-based Abbott that can produce results in minutes. The president said over the weekend that the Food and Drug Administration was able to approve the test in four weeks instead of the normal months-long approval process.

A box containing the test was placed next to Trump in the Rose Garden on Monday, complete with its own presidential seal.

“This is the first one on the line,” Trump said of the new test, calling it “highly accurate.”

The Trump administration has been under fire for weeks for not rolling tests out quickly enough to assess the scope of the virus. FDA Administrator Stephen Hahn said the tests would begin rolling out this week.