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Congress, Trump plan more aggressive action amid pandemic

Clip: 03/18/2020 | 13m 31s Video has closed captioning.

In the face of a growing medical crisis, President Trump escalated both his rhetoric and his policy response Wednesday. He referred to the novel coronavirus as “the invisible enemy” and vowed to treat the fight against it as “a war.” Meanwhile, the Senate passed a sweeping pandemic aid package. William Brangham reports, and Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 03/18/20

Rating: NR

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