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Trump gives an update on coronavirus testing, avoids tax revelation

Pence warns coronavirus cases ‘will rise in the days ahead'

President Donald Trump speaks Monday about his administration's strategy on coronavirus pandemic testing.
President Donald Trump speaks Monday about his administration's strategy on coronavirus pandemic testing. (Local 10 News)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced on Monday that his administration will be distributing 150 million rapid coronavirus tests. He avoided answering questions about his taxes.

While Trump said “we’re rounding the corner” on the pandemic,” Vice President Mike Pence warned the American people should anticipate that coronavirus cases “will rise in the days ahead.”

Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, demonstrated how one of the new rapid tests is used. The results are ready in 15-minutes, he said.

Reporters were hoping Trump would respond to questions about The New York Times' disclosure that he didn’t pay federal income taxes for about a decade and he only paid $750 in federal income taxes on the year that he was elected president.

Trump is also dealing with the news that his former campaign manager Brad Parscale is getting help in Broward County after an alleged failed suicide attempt at his Fort Lauderdale home in the Seven Isles neighborhood.

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