Trump news – live: US hits record high unemployment claims and coronavirus death toll surges as president rails against Fox News

Trump news – live: US hits record high unemployment claims and coronavirus death toll surges as president rails against Fox NewsDonald Trump attempted to pivot away from the deadly coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday – a day on which the country’s death toll hit 5,000 from 216,000 cases – threatening Iran, questioning China’s figures and attacking Fox News reporter John Roberts for asking him about a “false story”.The president, vice president Mike Pence, defence secretary Mark Esper and attorney general William Barr likewise discussed drug smuggling and immigration in a press conference nominally dedicated to addressing the spreading pandemic.



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