“I don’t take responsibility at all,” President Trump said in response to a reporter’s question on Friday, “because we were given （a set of circumstances） and we were given rules, regulations and specifications from a different time.”
（a set of circumstances）
in / under … circumstances
Under normal circumstances goods are delivered within five days.
While South Korea is testing 10,000 people a day, overall U.S. state and federal testing has yet to log even 15,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The United States is facing the prospect that （those numbers could grow exponentially,） as they did in China, Italy, South Korea and other countries.
（those numbers could grow exponentially,）
exponential growth increase etcexponential growth, increase etc becomes faster as the amount of the thing that is growing increases
an exponential increase in travel
Speaker Nancy Pelosi highlighted the urgency on Friday, while discussing an emergency spending package she said the House would pass later in the day, saying, “The three most important parts of this bill are testing, testing, testing.”
Asked if he would be tested for the coronavirus because of his contact at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, with an infected Brazilian official, he said, “most likely, yeah,” countering earlier White House statements that he would not be tested.
“I think I will do it anyway,” he said. “Fairly soon.”