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Donald Trump refused to take questions on his tax returns when facing reporters at the White House on Monday as he announced the roll out of 150 million rapid coronavirus tests, Joe Sommerlad and Justin Vallejo reported for The Independent of the United Kingdom.

The president was launching the roll out of new tests as Mike Pence warned Americans should expect a rise in COVID-19 cases over the next few days, even as Trump said the country was "rounding the corner."

Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, began warning that the $421-million debts alleged by The New York Times, to be called in over the next four years, made the president a national security threat. It was a sentiment echoed by the other voices previously with a view into the president's inner circle, including biographer Tim O'Brien and former national security adviser H. R. McMaster.

Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, meanwhile, said the president once laughed at the “f***ing stupid IRS”, while also suggesting the "whole clan," including Ivanka, Don Jr and Eric Trump, could be jailed over the tax controversy.

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