President Trump declares national emergency | USA TODAY


President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, a move that would enable federal officials to direct billions of dollars to fighting the virus.
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Trump said up to $50 billion would be made available. Democrats and the Federal Emergency Management Agency had earlier estimated the number to be closer to $40 billion.

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