President Trump and the coronavirus task force update on pandemic – Wednesday, April 8 | USA TODAY

New polls released this week show most Americans disapprove of President Donald ’s handling of the – a marked shift as the death toll climbs in the United States.

We’re on-screen live tweeting during the task force briefing to give you more context from USA ’s reporting. Follow along:

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, who is running for reelection in November, initially downplayed the threat posed by the before taking action to mitigate its spread. His approval rating initially rose, but as the virus hammered the economy and more Americans became infected, views on how he has handled the outbreak have taken a negative turn.

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