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After providing misinformation in several press conferences and briefings—including deadly inaccurate medical advice—President Donald Trump's response to the global pandemic is drawing criticism from around the world.

Now with the Trump administration's push to end social distancing efforts in order to boost the economy—and profits at Trump Organization businesses—experts in public health and epidemiology are urging the public to make good choices despite the GOP backing Trump's play.

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In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the United States, President Donald Trump's leadership—or lack thereof—has been anything but reassuring.

The President spent weeks of precious time dismissing the virus as a "hoax," his administration bungled a rollout of crucial testing kits, and his response team to the growing health crisis leaves a lot to be desired.

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It's far from unusual for President Donald Trump to blame his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, on any point of criticism of his own administration.

Trump was ridiculed recently for blaming Obama for the shortage of crucial coronavirus tests in the face of the epidemic. In addition to that, he's blamed Obama for everything from negative press coverage of Trump to unsatisfactory air conditioning in the White House.

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President Donald Trump raised eyebrows earlier this week when he found a way to blame his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for a shortage in COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, tests.

Trump claimed the shortage was due to an unspecified Obama-era rule.

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While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took a view of the COVID-19 outbreak—better known as the coronavirus—others seem to have overlooked.

The President told the gathered press of the benefits the United States was reaping from the reported deaths of over 3,000 people so far.

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President Donald Trump's administration has largely bungled its handling of the new coronavirus, which has killed 10 Americans so far and proceeds to spread through the United States.

In addition to appointing Vice President Mike Pence to lead the containment effort, forbidding journalists from videoing press briefings, lying about the availability of a vaccine, and dismissing the virus as a hoax, tests for coronavirus are suffering a massive shortage in the United States. Some fear that this is deliberate, in hopes that the number of infections will be undercounted.

Heeding calls for accountability, Trump apologized, restructured his response team, and became fully transparent in the administration's efforts to curb the virus.

Just kidding.

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Committee to Defend the President

Faced with a crowded Democratic primary field and a range of ideas on how best to move the country forward, former President Barack Obama has taken careful steps not to reveal which candidate he hopes to see take on President Donald Trump in November.

While Obama has yet to endorse anyone, he recently warned a pro-Trump super PAC that he doesn't want his likeness or words used to tarnish his former Vice President, 2020 candidate Joe Biden.

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