2020-03-19 19:43:56 The US president has sought to deflect criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic by attacking China and the media for their coverage of it. Speaking at his daily taskforce briefing, Trump accused Beijing of suppressing early information about the spread of the virus in Wuhan, and the media of corruption. ‘They’re siding with China,’ he said. ‘It’s more than fake news; it’s corrupt news.’

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