Apr 8, 2019

Newsom says he's in El Salvador to show Trump's views don't reflect U.S.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Sunday he's in El Salvador to let people know President Trump's views don't reflect the U.S., "that’s an individual in our country, who happens at this moment to be president."

Why it matters: Newsom and Trump have clashed on several issues ahead of 2020 elections, as California spearheads liberal states' fight against the president. Trump has cut off federal aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. "You have a president that talks down to people in this country ... demoralizing folks living here and their relatives in the United States,” Newsom told reporters Sunday.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.