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Coronavirus: Reporter grills Trump on pandemic response

CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid was met with a fiery response when she challenged President Trump during a coronavirus briefing.

Mr Trump touted his ban on travel from China at the end of January as an example of his administration taking decisive action. However, he did not declare a national emergency until 13 March - and public health experts have criticised the response to the outbreak, including early testing failures and a shortage of protective equipment.

The reporter asked Mr Trump what his administration had done in February, "with the time you bought with your travel ban".

Read Jon Sopel's analysis of the briefing.

  • 14 Apr 2020