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Trump claims virus is "under control" Trump claims virus is "under control". President Trump appeared to downplay the United States' unparalleled coronavirus death toll in an interview that aired Monday, saying that the rate of about 1,000 Americans dying every day from the pandemic "is what it is." The president also rejected data showing the high rates of coronavirus deaths in proportion to the U.S. population. Mr. Trump made the remarks in an interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan, who challenged the president on his claims that the pandemic is under control, even as infections are soaring in many states and the U.S. leads the world in confirmed cases and deaths. "Well, what's your definit... Full story

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