Katie Simpson

Katie Simpson


Senior reporter with CBC News, covering Canadian federal politics (mostly). Hot takes on RPDR. NEWS TIPS katie.simpson@cbc.ca

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Trump is asked who should take responsibility if some people who voted today in Wisconsin get sick? He says "all I did was endorse a candidate who is highly qualified... and all hell broke loose."

Trump announces he's going to ask congress to approve an additional $250-billion for the pay cheque protection program.

Trump accuses the World Health Organization of being "China centric," says they "missed the call," on coronavirus. Says they'll be "looking into that very carefully," and will put a hold on $$ spent to WHO. "When they call every shot wrong, it's not good."

Trump says the U.S. may have far fewer deaths than originally thought, says "I think we are heading in that direction," but that he "doesn't want to talk about it," because they just want to focus on the everyday work.

Trump says there are "tremendous signs of success staring us right in the face," on vaccine development. He now calls for questions, and then says other members of the task force will take questions.

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is holding a news conference, where he says there's still a long way to go, but the city is needing fewer ventilators than originally thought. Describes it as 'striking,'.

On ventilators, De Blasio says "we actually have enough to get through this week free and clear,".

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BREAKING: Canada and the U.S. are in advanced talks about closing the border to non-essential travel. CNN first reported, but we at CBC have matched via sources. Web story coming ASAP.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is giving a big speech to a high profile business association in Montreal. Look which business has a table:

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STORY: G7 foreign ministers did not put out a joint statement on COVID-19 today because the U.S. demanded it be called the "Wuhan virus"

BREAKING - CANADA’S PRIME MINISTER IS SELF ISOLATING OVER CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS. See statement from PMO.

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