President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that a coronavirus vaccine would be ready by the end of 2020 and returned to touting an unproven treatment for the disease - on both fronts contradicting his own health officials as well as companies developing and testing potential vaccines.

"We think we'll have a vaccine by the end of this year and we're pushing very hard," he said at a Fox News town hall at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. "We're building supply lines, we even have the final vaccine."

He added that several pharmaceutical companies are "close" to developing the vaccine, naming Johnson & Johnson in particular.

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