Washington — US President Donald Trump delivered a pair of personal and political gestures this week that seized on his core voters’ mistrust of international institutions and scepticism of science, heightened amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Late on Monday, the president threatened to withdraw from the World Health Organisation (WHO), escalating his accusation it’s beholden to China. The move came hours after he revealed he was taking an anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, to protect himself from the coronavirus — an unproven therapy the president has promoted despite outcry from the medical community...

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