February 13, 2020 / 7:15 PM / 13 days ago

Trump says China is handling coronavirus 'professionally'

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised China over its handling of the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in an interview that aired on Thursday, adding that the United States was working closely with Beijing.

“I think they’ve handled it professionally, and I think they’re extremely capable,” Trump said in a podcast broadcast on iHeart Radio.

Asked if China was telling the truth about virus, Trump said: “Well, you never know. I think they want to put the best face on it” (Reporting by Susan Heavey)

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