National Newswatch

President Donald Trump continued to push a rosy outlook on the future of the coronavirus crisis on Monday, claiming “the virus is receding,” just one day after a prominent task force doctor warned it’s “extraordinarily widespread” as the U.S. enters “a new phase” of the pandemic.

“We are beginning to see evidence of significant progress,” Trump said Monday evening in a press conference, even as coronavirus cases increase in roughly 15 states and deaths have increase in 35. “The virus is receding.”

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