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US president Donald Trump will on Saturday hold his first public event since being diagnosed with Covid-19 more than a week ago, aiming to show he has beaten the virus and is ready to resume campaigning, although questions remain about his health.
Trump is expected to make remarks from a White House balcony to a crowd of hundreds on the lawn below, an event the White House described as “a peaceful protest for law & order.”
The US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that a new $1.8tn economic stimulus proposal from the Trump administration amounted “one step forward, two steps back” and would need changes to get support from congressional Democrats.
In a weekly letter to Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said the Trump administration’s proposal lacked a “strategic plan to crush the virus” and gave president Donald Trump too much discretion to decide how funds were allocated.