15 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Donald Trump lashes out at reporters amid criticism of pandemic handling

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 15 April 2020

If he ever thought he was in charge, US President Donald Trumps leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, continues to crumble.

Trump has gone on the attack as he defends growing criticism of his handling of the pandemic.

The New York Times yesterday detailed how slow Trump had been to take the threat posed by the virus seriously. He was then involved in a heated exchange with the media at a White House briefing that took 2.5 hours.

The President also falsely claimed that he had total control over states in a crisis situation.

US correspondent Simon Marks speaks to Corin Dann.