Kathy Griffin says Trump 'lying' about coronavirus testing because she can't get tested
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Comedian Kathy Griffin on Wednesday accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE of lying about the accessibility of coronavirus tests, saying she couldn’t get tested at a hospital because of federal restrictions despite showing “unbearably painful symptoms.”

Griffin responded to a tweet from Trump claiming that the United States has done far more testing than any other nation, saying she is not eligible to be tested under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restrictions.

The 59-year-old posted photos of herself behind a glass door in hospital room with a mask covering her nose.


Griffin’s struggle to obtain a diagnosis appears consistent with others across the country who have complained about the lack of accessibility to testing kits.

The president wrote that the U.S. had tested more people over an eight-day period than South Korea had in eight weeks, comments that were also shared by the coordinator on his coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah BirxDeborah BirxOvernight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas Birx confronted Pence about Atlas The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters MORE.

"Probably by today we will have done more tests than South Korea did in eight weeks, in the last eight days," Birx said during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday. "In the last eight days we've done more testing than South Korea."

South Korea is seen as one of the countries that has done an excellent job of testing and treating its populace. 


Birx said South Korea has done about 290,000 tests, and the United States has now done more than 300,000. She said the U.S. is now doing 50,000 to 70,000 tests per day. 

When reached by Entertainment Weekly, a representative for Griffin was unable to immediately confirm the status of her health. 

During the first year of the Trump presidency, Griffin landed in hot water when she posed for a series of photos with a prop meant to look like his severed head. She was interviewed by the Secret Service and fired from a number of gigs, including co-hosting CNN's annual New Year's coverage.