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Trump's coronavirus conflict: Science vs. politics

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The coronavirus battle brewing inside the Trump administration is putting two urgent imperatives in conflict - showing credibility in tackling a global health crisis while calming unsettled investors and voters in an election year.
On Monday, one top White House official publicly disputed concerns about a market downturn while President Donald Trump commented directly on it. On Tuesday, health officials broadcast their expertise about the virus while Trump sought to squash such chatter. And on Wednesday, top aides debated publicly whether the administration would need a czar to coordinate...
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