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"Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were thought to have done a great job," he tweeted Sunday. "The Fake News doesn't report this. USA will be stronger than ever before, and soon!"

Trump continued to face sharp criticism for his recent suggestion that the election could be delayed. The president does not have the power to change the date, which is set by Congress, and Republicans have dismissed the idea.

Democrats said they were unnerved by Trump's suggestion, fearing he will attempt to undermine the election or cast doubt on the outcome if he loses to Joe Biden, the former vice president.

"I don't think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn't plan to have fair and unfettered elections," said Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a House leader and close ally of Biden, on CNN. "I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office."

Clyburn compared Trump to Benito Mussolini, the fascist leader of Italy during World War II, and said the "American people had better wake up."

 

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