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WATCH: President Trump holds news conference on U.S. coronavirus preparations

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 19:45:15-05

Trump held a news conference Wednesday evening to talk about what the U.S. is doing to prepare for the virus.

Watch the news conference below:

Trump is pushing back against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are calling for much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has asked for $8.5 billion.