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Fact Check: Trump disputes HHS IG report, repeats several other false claims at Monday's coronavirus briefing

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Fact Check on Coronavirus press conferenceDuring his coronavirus briefing Monday, President Donald Trump clashed with reporters and made a number of false and misleading claims. Here's our fact check below, which will be updated as we check his claims.

Fact checking Trump's claims on the HHS IG report

At Monday's briefing, Fox News correspondent Kristin Fisher asked the President about a recently released report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General which details challenges facing hospitals in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, including shortages of supplies and equipment, as well as prolonged wait times to get testing results.
In response, Trump said, "It's just wrong. Did I hear the word 'inspector general,' really? It's wrong."
When pushed on the fact that the report was released by his own administration, Trump suggested the findings were politically motivated, asking, "Well where did he come from, the inspector general? What's his name?" Trump later added, "So give me the name of the inspector general. Could politics be entered into that?"

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