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Trump news – live: President cancels Alabama rally over coronavirus fears as criticism mounts over Russian bounty controversy

Trump news - live: President cancels Alabama rally over coronavirus fears as criticism mounts over Russian bounty controversy
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Donald Trump has been accused of using Oval Office phone calls to “humiliate and bully” world leaders including German chancellor Angela Merkel and ex-British prime minister Theresa May while pandering to authoritarians like Russian president Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A damning article by veteran reporter Carl Bernstein quotes sources describing Trump as “delusional” and jeopardising America’s national security and place on the global stage by surrendering political advantage to Putin, who is likened to “a chess grandmaster” making short work of “an occasional player of checkers”.

The Trump administration is also facing increasing pressure to come clean about a reported Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban for assassinating US troops in Afghanistan as the coronavirus rages in southern states. Mr Trump’s campaign meanwhile cancelled a rally for next weekend in Alabama amid concerns of rising coronavirus infections in multiple states across the country.

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After being a professional journalist for 5 years and understanding the ups and downs of health care sector all over the world, Tori shifted her focus to the digital world. Today, she works as a contributor for News Brig with a knack for covering general and health news in the best possible format.

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