We learn that people in the White House are very frequently tested for covid-19 and as a result more and more people working there have been found to have it. It was because of such infected people that Dr. Anthony Fauci (head of the NIH’s infectious disease program and a member of the coronavirus task force), Dr. Stephen Hahn, (commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration), and Dr. Robert Redfield (director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) were quarantined because they were found to have been in contact with some of them.
But while White House people are regularly tested, Trump and his press spokesperson Kayleigh Mc-Inane-y downplay and even ridicule the idea that widespread testing is a valuable tool in curbing the pandemic. This is probably partly because they have bungled the whole testing process from the get-go and that resulted in underestimating the prevalence of the disease and enabled its faster spread and partly because of the fact that they only care about the elites being tested. We know that celebrities and other wealthy people seem to be able to get tested even if they are not showing symptoms.
Seth Meyers comments on this distinction between who gets tested and who doesn’t.