Watch: President Trump Announces Plan To Combat Coronavirus Threat To US

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.”

Read More: Trump Administration Pressed On Coronavirus Preparedness (via NPR.org)

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