Trump news - live: President again claims coronavirus will ‘disappear’ and says he ‘hopes’ US has no race problem

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US president Donald Trump at an ABC News town hall on Tuesday

Donald Trump downplayed America’s racial injustices whilst claiming he “up-played” the coronavirus threat during a televised town hall with ABC News on Tuesday night. 

Challenged on his  campaign rhetoric by a member of the audience, the US president replied that he "hope[d] there's not a race problem, I can tell you there's none with me, I have respect for all races", despite months spent criticising Black Lives Matter protests. 

Not for the first time, he claimed coronavirus would “disappear”, having suggested some hours earlier that a United States vaccine was possible within “weeks”.

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Gino Spocchia16 September 2020 08:44

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