Watch live: Trump speaks to reporters




President Trump is holding a news conference at the White House Wednesday, as he continues to tout progress on the economy and COVID-19 vaccines. Mr. Trump participated in an ABC News town hall Tuesday night, fielding questions from undecided voters on topics ranging from the virus and health care to inequality. 

He also claimed he “up played” the virus, even though he admitted to Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward he wanted to downplay the virus.

How to watch President Trump’s news conference

  • What: President Trump holds news conference
  • Date: September 16, 2020 
  • Time: 5 p.m. ET
  • Location: The White House
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN – in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device 

The president also cast doubt on the effectiveness of masks Tuesday night, claiming some people don’t like them. Pressed on who those people are, then president responded, “Waiters.”

Meanwhile, Centers for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield suggested masks might even be more effective than a vaccine for some people.

“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” Redfield said at a hearing Wednesday. “…If I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine’s not going to protect me. This face mask will.”

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