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Expert comment: President Trump increasingly frustrating his medical and scientific advisers

Dr Trevor McCrisken, expert on US Foreign Policy and US Politics & Culture from the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies, comments on Donald Trump taking medication against public health advice and his ultimatum to the WHO.

He said: “Trump is increasingly frustrating his medical and scientific advisers with his off-the-cuff advice and pressure to open up the US as soon as possible. The latter is aimed at reviving the economy, which he sees as a necessity for his re-election, but risks further outbreaks of COVID-19 when the US already has more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country.

"His ultimatum to the WHO is also designed to appeal to his base support and is part of his broader anti-China and America First agendas.”

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