Democrats Criticize Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response

Posted on February 25, 2020 9:42 am

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The U.S. government response to the deepening coronavirus crisis split lawmakers Tuesday, as Congressional Democrats disagreed with President Donald Trump’s assertion the virus has been contained within the United States.  

Trump said Tuesday the United States has the coronavirus “very well under control” within its borders, even as his administration is asking U.S. lawmakers for $2.5 billion in emergency funding to address the problem.

Senator Roy Blunt told reporters later Tuesday that while it’s likely the coronavirus will spread in the United States, “there is an all-hands effort” across U.S. government agencies to learn everything possible to combat the crisis.