Infighting within the Trump administration amid coronavirus crisis: Report

A New York Times report claims the White House’s response to COVID-19 has pitted health experts against President Trump for how he has communicated with the American public about the virus.
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questions about his administration's response to the emergency. It comes as his pointman vice president pence made an unexpected visit to mar-a-lago. Kyra Phillips in west palm beach, Florida, with more. Reporter: Good morning, Mary. Pence was already here in Florida to meet with cruise line executives so he stopped by for a quick visit with the president. Meanwhile, public health officials are still warning all of us that will definitely be more coronavirus cases in the United States. President trump has repeatedly downplayed fears of the virus spreading, trying to desperate quell the panic, panic that you can now see in things like, skyrocketing prices of hand sanitizer, bottles now on Amazon for hundreds of dollars. Now even though major events around the country have been cancelled, the president still refusing to call off his campaign rallies. He told me directly he didn't think it would be necessary. Overnight at mar-a-lago, again, the president said that he's not concerned about the coronavirus getting closer to the white house. Democrats have increasingly criticized president trump for mishandling this. By contradicting the experts who have been advising him. When it came to the grand princess, the cruise ship off the coast of California impacted by this virus, the president disagreed with his task force saying, he didn't want it to dock because he didn't want the number of cases in the U.S. To jump. Then on Friday, president trump at the CDC calling Washington's democratic governor Jay inslee a snake after the governor of the hardest hit state so far criticized the administration's response to the virus. So Mary, bottom line, as this virus continues to spread, so does the bureaucracy, the disorganization and the mixed messaging. Kyra, thank you so much. Let's bring in our chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen

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