Trump Disputes Report on Hospital Shortages and Alleges Bias

April 6, 2020, 10:50 PM

President Donald Trump disputed a U.S. government watchdog’s finding that hospitals are suffering widespread shortages of coronavirus test kits and protective gear, and suggested a political motive by the official who produced it.

“It’s just wrong,” he said of the report at a White House news conference on Monday, without offering any substantiation. He then demanded to know the name of the U.S. inspector general who produced the report.

Donald Trump speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House on April 5.
Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg

“Give me the name of the inspector general. Could politics have entered into that?” Trump said. Late Friday, the president fired the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community, Michael ...

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