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UK's Thornberry calls out 'shameful' Trump
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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is currently taking questions in the Commons ahead of giving a statement to MPs on coronavirus.
His opposition counterpart, Emily Thornberry, quizzes him on the reaction of US President Donald Trump to the outbreak.
"The truth is Mr Speaker, Donald Trump's lack of international leadership on the issue has been quite extraordinary," says the Labour politician.
"He started by calling the outbreaks a hoax, comparing it to winter flu and dismissing health advice, but now he is calling it 'the foreign virus', blaming Europe for its spread and today blaming China, saying he takes no responsibility at all.
"Does the secretary of state agree that it is shameful that this kind of behaviour is what we have come to expect from the current American president, even at this time of global crisis?"
But Mr Raab doesn't agree.
He tells Ms Thornberry: "I think we have done quite a good job in this House of trying to have a bipartisan approach, and whether it is domestically or internationally, it just doesn't help finger pointing in any shape or form."