US President Donald Trump (with US Vice-President Mike Pence) speaks at a coronavirus briefing in the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump (with US Vice-President Mike Pence) speaks at a coronavirus briefing in the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: how Donald Trump is using deadly crisis to push his own agenda

  • US president taking advantage of pandemic to tighten borders and retool trade regulations, even as Covid-19 threatens to kill more than 100,000 Americans
  • Other moves include relaxing of environmental standards and pushing for tax break in the name of supporting US businesses and consumers

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump (with US Vice-President Mike Pence) speaks at a coronavirus briefing in the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump (with US Vice-President Mike Pence) speaks at a coronavirus briefing in the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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