Trump to hold White House press conference on coronavirus updates

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump endorses former White House physician Ronny Jackson for Congress Newly released emails reveal officials’ panic over loss of credibility after Trump’s Dorian claims Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans ‘never-ending bull—-‘ at South Carolina rally  MORE announced that he will be hosting a press conference at the White House on Saturday afternoon to provide updates on the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump said he would speak at the White House at 1:30 p.m. ET, shortly before he is scheduled to make an appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.


Trump last formally addressed the spreading coronavirus during a press conference Wednesday at the White House, when he announced that Vice President Pence would be leading the administration’s response to the deadly virus.

The announcement came amid criticism from Democrats who claim the administration’s response to the spreading disease is inadequate.

More than 60 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., with the majority from repatriated Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that four cases of coronavirus that do not appear to be travel-related have been discovered in Western states.

Those cases — in California, Oregon and Washington state — have raised concerns about the potential for the virus to spread within communities.