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Trump defies own Covid-19 guidelines with 'roundtable' event

US President Donald Trump has defied state emergency orders by flouting his administration's coronavirus guidelines by holding rallies in battleground states. Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he's putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to stop the gatherings of several thousand people as Mr Trump and his team push forward, likening them to "peaceful protests" protected by the First Amendment.

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