Trump to Detail US Coronavirus Efforts, Schumer Seeks $8.5B

(NOTE: News conference to be streamed on Fox 21’s Facebook page.)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is pushing back against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat.

Trump plans to hold a news conference late Wednesday to talk about what the U.S. is doing to prepare for the virus.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are calling for 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’s 6 p.m. EST news conference will be at the White House with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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