Under fire for a poor response to coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration is now ready to start mass public testing.

“The changes have been made and testing will soon happen on a very large scale basis. All Red Tape has been cut, ready to go!” he tweeted following criticism over a testing kit shortage and a tepid response to his attempts to reassure the public.

Trying to pass the buck, Trump sought to blame the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s leading public health institution, for failing to tackle the testing

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