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Trump ends press briefing after clashing with reporters

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended his coronavirus press briefing at the White House on May 11 after clashing with female reporters. 

The discussion flared up after Weijia Jiang, a White House correspondent for CBS News, asked why he has repeatedly been saying that the U.S. is doing better than other countries when it came to testing for the virus while people are dying.

Trump: America and Great Britain had Victory over the Nazis!

A video appeared on the White House's Instagram account in which US President Donald Trump declared only the United States and Britain victorious over Nazism.

The video does not mention the Soviet Union and its role in defeating the Nazis.

"America's spirit will always win. In the end, that's what happens." shared Trump.

Trump: COVID-19 worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on May 6 that the coronavirus pandemic is worse with the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center. 

"We went through the worst attack we've ever had on our country. This is really the worst attack we've ever had," he told reporters at the White House. "This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center."

White House to wind down coronavirus task force as focus shifts to aftermath: Trump

The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on May 5.   

Trump confirmed the plans after Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the group, told reporters the White House may start moving coordination of the U.S. response on to federal agencies in late May.   

Turkish professor elected to prominent US science institution

A Turkish professor was elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the world's most distinguished science institutions.

İvet Bahar from the University of Pittsburgh, who worked on pharmaceutical designs, succeeded in being the first Turkish woman to be chosen to be a member of the 157-year-old academy.

White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress

The White House on May 1 blocked the U.S.'s top infectious disease expert from testifying before Congress next week.

The House Appropriations Committee sought Director of the NationalInstitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Antony Fauci, to appear at a hearing on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

US President Donald Trump Will no Longer Hold COVID-19 Related Press Conferences

US President Donald Trump has announced that he will no longer hold COVID-19 related press conferences. He wrote this on Twitter last night after sparking controversy around the world with the statement that COVID-19 should be treated with disinfectants.