The tl:dr? Trump. Doesn’t. Want. The. Responsibility..@peterbakernyt and I reported on Friday that the president’s frustrations with Fauci now center around his concerns that the untested chloroquines shouldn’t be treated as a miracle therapy for COVID. https://t.co/HDHKutFdKM— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 5, 2020
I mean, even David Axelrod gets it.It’s seems @realDonaldTrump felt needy to have more attention. He had a badly written script (painfully bad writing!)that he peppered with inarticulate, and at times, illiterate ad libs and riffs.— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) April 5, 2020
Here’s the problem:— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 5, 2020
These are not briefings.
These are sales pitches from @POTUS on his own behalf-laced w/shots at whoever he’s mad at that day and weird side trips to push untested drugs. What people need is useful 411 about what we need to do and should expect.
Yes, it does.Trump on why he's giving medical advice even though he's not a doctor: "What really do we have to lose? ... we don't have time to go and say, 'gee, let's take a couple of years and test it out' ... it doesn't kill people." (This last point re: hydroxychloroquine is not true.) pic.twitter.com/zE0aN4iSFW— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 5, 2020
She doesn’t mention her ratings. pic.twitter.com/qF0BXir4tL— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) April 5, 2020