President Trump receives multiple coronavirus tests every day, the White House said Tuesday.
Explaining his reluctance to wear a mask in public, press secretary Kayleigh McEneny described Trump as the "most tested man in America" who doesn't risk spreading the virus to others.
"He’s tested more than anyone, multiple times a day," she said. "And we believe that he’s acting appropriately."
Asked a follow up about the frequency of President Trump's coronavirus tests, McEnany would say only that he is tested often but would not get into further details.
“Sometimes it is more than one time a day," she said.
Previously, the White House had indicated Trump received regular coronavirus tests, as did people who come into close proximity to him. But the frequency of the tests — multiple per day — wasn't known.
The White House utilizes the Abbott rapid test, which has drawn scrutiny for high rates of false negatives.
McEneny said Trump has been "consistent" on masks, even though he refused for months to be photographed wearing one and downplayed their importance in containing coronavirus.