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Trump says states, not U.S. government, must boost coronavirus testing

U.S. President Trump announces guidelines for "Opening Up America Again" as he leads daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pushed back against governors calling for the federal government to play a bigger role in ramping up and coordinating coronavirus screening, saying it was up to U.S. states to “step up their testing.”

The Republican president’s comment, in a tweet, followed a string of posts in which he lashed out at Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and targeted Virginia, Michigan and Minnesota – three states also led by Democrats.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Tim Ahmann)

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