US President Donald Trump listens during a White House meeting with banking industry executives about the coronavirus on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Trump fears emergency declaration would contradict coronavirus message

  • US president is concerned such a move would hamper his narrative that the coronavirus is similar to the seasonal flu
  • Trump is especially sensitive to variations in the stock market, which has taken a beating amid the outbreak
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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US President Donald Trump listens during a White House meeting with banking industry executives about the coronavirus on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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