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WATCH LIVE: Trump attempts to calm the nation as markets crash and coronavirus spreads

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President Donald Trump is set to address the nation at 6 p.m. EST Wednesday as the stock market continues to drop amid concerns about the coronavirus that is approaching a global pandemic.

Over the past several days, Trump’s administration has struggled to address the disease with factual information. Instead, they mixed up details like when a vaccine will be available and if there are enough surgical masks to protect the country and more.

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The markets have responded to the crisis with a hefty drop.

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.46% fell 123.77 points, or 0.5%, to settle at 26,957.50, marking the worst five-day point drop for the blue-chip index on record,” wrote Market Watch after the closing bell Wednesday.

Trump’s White House already struggled with who to bring out to talk about the virus with the president, because so many of his departments are managed by “acting” secretaries. It’s unclear if he will bring actual scientists from the Center for Disease Control or mere publicists willing to stay on Trump’s message.

Ahead of the speech, check out the five ways Trump will be to blame if you get the virus.

You can see the press conference below:

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‘They don’t understand what it means to be American’: Ex-Pentagon chief blasts White House

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.

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‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill

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At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.

Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 3, 2020

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Team Trump ‘running for cover’ after attempt to crack down on protests results in ‘humiliation’: conservative columnist

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Writing in the Washington Post this Wednesday, columnist Jennifer Rubin writes that the "tear-gassing of peaceful protesters, the debasement of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the wholly inappropriate participation of the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the goose step across Lafayette Square" were actually President Trump's way of compensating for reports that he retreated to an underground bunker when protesters got close to the White House.

Rubin points to Trump's claim that he went to the bunker for an "inspection." But according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, he had no idea where Trump and the rest of his entourage were going.

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