Lie, exaggerate – either one will do. He was not truthful at a time when we need facts. I assume he did this to get the stock market to rise.
"I don't know where the press got their fake news," says Trump, who falsely claimed on Friday Google had 1700 engineers working on a nationwide website that would be ready quickly. Then he suggested he wants an apology. Then on to listing heads of corporations.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2020
False.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 15, 2020
Media outlets contacted Google. Google said sister company Verily was in the "early stages" of developing a website for the Bay Area in particular. *More than 24 hours later,* Google changed its tune and said it is working with the federal government on a national site. pic.twitter.com/NdJmF34SmB
The news media has been trying to report on the spread of the coronavirus. The president is flatly wrong below and he's trying to increase mistrust in the media during a health crisis. https://t.co/qrPUdw3vO8— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2020
The Trump administration is lying to the country about the current scope of Google's coronavirus screening website. pic.twitter.com/gLF3NTOyl5— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 14, 2020
Among Trump’s most brazen lies was the whopper he told the nation about Google’s supposed plans for an all-purpose Coronavirus website. He just made the whole thing up as if nobody would bother checking — and as if he knew his credibility was zero anyway https://t.co/kf8s9SVFju— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 14, 2020
OMG. Google's not making a nationwide coronavirus testing website. And the company had no idea the president would say it was. https://t.co/pkybAdYFGw— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) March 14, 2020
One of the biggest stories out of today's news conference is that, once again, Trump misinformed the public in the midst of a crisis… https://t.co/7uexv1EkKS— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 14, 2020
Trump said Google is building a website to determine whether people need tests for COVID-19 and that "Google has 1700 engineers working on this right now." Google said its Verily life sciences unit is "in the early stages of development" on such a tool.https://t.co/PXHu0wl7El— Axios (@axios) March 13, 2020
oh man. sounds like Google thinks Trump and the White House overpromised on the testing portal website. “early stages of development” https://t.co/yIe5UNfcZj— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) March 13, 2020
From a Google employee just now: "There's absolutely not 1,700 engineers at Verily." https://t.co/RnoUyM2Ab6— Blake Montgomery (@blakersdozen) March 13, 2020
From a new release by the White House press secretary:— David Gura (@davidgura) March 13, 2020
"The Administration is working with Google to develop a website Americans can go to determine whether a test is needed and, if so, facilitate testing at a nearby location."
President Trump appeared to raise eyebrows when he said that Google was working on a website that would help the public “determine whether a [coronavirus] test is warranted”—a tool which Google clarified is still “in the very early stages of development” https://t.co/CfS4AvYaV4— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 13, 2020
Trump said the whole system will be up and running by Sunday night. Now, it turns out, it’s a pilot program for just the Bay Area? This is crazy. And he had the audacity to take a jab at the ACA website. Is this just another Trump con? https://t.co/9arthZSdGl— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 14, 2020