President Donald Trump has pushed back against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat. Trump held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to talk about what the U.S. is doing to prepare for the virus.
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers want much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has asked for $8.5 billion.
Trump and members of his administration have sent mixed signals about the virus. While the CDC has warned the public to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak, Trump said Tuesday that the situation is “very well under control in our country.”
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