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Trump Slammed On Twitter After Praising Himself For His ‘Great Job’ Handling The Coronavirus Outbreak

President Donald Trump on Wednesday got slammed on Twitter for praising his administration’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, as health officials raise alarms about the virus’s spread and the White House faces heightened scrutiny over its response.

Upon his return from his trip to India, Trump tweeted that his administration is “doing a great job with respect to Coronavirus.”

The tweet comes a day after health officials contradicted the president and voice urgent warnings about the coronavirus, a deadly disease that has infected more than 80,000 people across more than 40 countries.

Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned on Tuesday that Americans should brace for impact as the novel coronavirus is likely to spread across the country.

“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses,” she said. “Disruption to everyday life might be severe.”

The developments arrived as the stock market suffered its second-consecutive day of steep losses, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 800 points, or about 2.9 percent. The U.S. stock market suffered its worst losses in more than two years just the day before, wiping out all previous gains made in 2020.

The Trump administration on Monday said that it would request $2.5 billion in emergency funding to address the virus. Lawmakers from both parties have labeled the request insufficient and one that wouldn’t protect Americans. House Democrats said they would draft their own funding request for a response.

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The U.S. has reported 53 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more cases are expected to be confirmed.

Trump, however, has continued to maintain that the virus is “under control” in the U.S.

Twitter users were not having it.


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