President Donald Trump has zoomed out of his own coronavirus relief press conference, after being corrected on a false claim about signing a law to help veterans get healthcare.

The US President was taking questions from reporters at his golf club in New Jersey on Saturday about four executive orders signed for coronavirus relief when a reporter questioned his claim.

Mr Trump said: “We passed Veteran’s Choice and Veteran’s Accountability. They’ve been trying to get that passed for decades and decades and decades and no president’s ever been able to do it, and we got it done.”

But Paula Reid of CBS News asked him: “Why do you keep saying that you passed Veterans Choice?”

Mr Trump tried to move onto questions from another reporter, but Ms Reid pressed him, asking: “You said that you passed Veterans Choice. It was passed in 2014… it was a false statement, sir.”

Evening Standard