DARLENE SUPERVILLE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.
A day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S., Trump prepared to hold a White House press conference with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Meanwhile, health officials said three new coronavirus cases have been reported in the U.S., bringing the tally here to 60.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that the CDC, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and others in the administration are "do