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Fact check: Trump offers two dangerous falsehoods in a largely straightforward briefing

Washington (CNN)Over the past few weeks, President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefings have become a daily occurrence at the White House. They’ve also become regular venues for falsehoods, misleading information, revisionist history and outright lies. By CNN’s rough estimate, over the past three weeks Trump has made at least 50 false or misleading claims at these…

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Trump campaign spokeswoman becomes press secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kayleigh McEnany has been the Trump national campaign spokeswoman US President Donald Trump has appointed his campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany to be the next White House Press Secretary. Ms McEnany, 31, is a seasoned defender of the president, and has made frequent television appearances to promote his policies. Her…

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As Trump attacks, WHO warns against politicizing coronavirus if you don’t want ‘many more body bags’

The World Health Organization on Wednesday asked the United States and China for “honest leadership” on the coronavirus pandemic, warning global leaders against politicizing the COVID-19 outbreak “if you don’t want to have many more body bags,”┬áDirector-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.President Donald Trump criticized the international agency’s response to the outbreak Tuesday, saying the…

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Trump and Pence stay close even as aides ramp up guards protecting chain of command

(CNN)For two days in a row, President Donald Trump has downplayed questions about whether he should distance himself from his second-in-line to guard against them both contracting coronavirus, even as other world leaders see members of their cabinets infected — or, in the case of Britain’s Boris Johnson, fall victim to the disease themselves.Instead, Trump…

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Trump is desperately seeking to avoid blame

Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and author of the book “The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.” Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely her own. View more opinion articles on CNN (CNN)President Donald Trump has royally screwed up the federal government’s coronavirus response, and he…

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Fact check: Trump makes more false claims about the coronavirus at Tuesday briefing

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday made inaccurate claims about the World Health Organization and delivered more of the false statements that have become a signature trait of his daily coronavirus briefings.At CNN, we start with the facts. Visit CNN’s home for Facts First.We are still reviewing some of Trump’s comments at the daily White House…

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Trump labels white supremacist group terrorists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump, pictured with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has not yet identified a white supremacist group as a terrorist organisation US President Donald Trump has labelled a Russian nationalist group as a terrorist organisation.The announcement marks the first time the US government has applied the label to a…

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Trump doubles down on unproven drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday again doubled down on an unproven therapy for the novel coronavirus: hydroxychloroquine.Without citing evidence, he said it’s a “great” and “powerful” anti-malaria drug “and there are signs that it works on this, some very strong signs.”For people without heart problems, Trump recommended combining hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin, a common antibiotic. He…

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Coronavirus US live: Trump touts unproven drug as Cuomo says New York is nearing apex

5.06am AEST05:06 Reuters has cited two sources that allege Donald Trump pressed federal officials to make anti-malarial drugs available to treat Covid-19, despite the fact that they were untested on the virus. Reuters reports that the government then took the unusual step of telling doctors they had the option of prescribing the drugs, despite the…

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Trump fires official who triggered impeachment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Democrats accuse the president of trying to settle scores by firing senior official Michael Atkinson US President Donald Trump has fired a senior official who first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment trial.Mr Trump said he no longer had confidence in Michael Atkinson, the inspector…