Trump Declares National Emergency to Confront Coronavirus

WASHINGTON—President Trump declared a national crisis over the coronavirus pandemic, a go that he explained would free of charge up billions in support to states and give him supplemental authority as the fast spreading virus upends everyday living throughout the region.

Mr. Trump, speaking in the White House’s Rose Yard on Friday, explained the national crisis declaration would open up access to up to $50 billion in financial support for states, localities and territories. He also called on just about every U.S. point out to instantly set up crisis…

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