Trump appears to waffle on shutdown as Congress pursues aid

ANDREW TAYLOR, JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed qualms Monday about extending the current 15-day shutdown recommended by the federal government, even as his officials warned that the coronavirus crisis is deepening and Congress and the White House struggle to complete a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package. "I didn't expect to be starting off my week with such a dire message for America," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on "CBS This Morning." "Things are going to get worse before they get better. We really need everyone to understand this." Yet only hours earlier, Trump suggested that the remedies may be more harmful than the outbreak in a tweet contradicting the advice of medical experts across the country.
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