What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020
Waaah! I can't go to my press briefing and tell people to drink bleach and stick black lights up their ass and yell at people who can't yell back! Waaaah!
NO BRIEFING The White House had the press pool assemble at 5pm and then announced a "lid" meaning no on camera coronavirus briefing today by the president or vice president. He has done briefings on many other weekend days in the past two months.— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) April 25, 2020
And for whatever it's worth, there is now a travel photo lid at the White House, which means, at least for today: no briefing. It's the first day since Easter Sunday without one. There have been about 50 task force newsers since late February, 40+ led by the president. https://t.co/PtG2Kcz3TB— Monica Alba (@albamonica) April 25, 2020
Too bad we can't go one day without his lies, or overweening self-concern.
I never said the pandemic was a Hoax! Who would say such a thing? I said that the Do Nothing Democrats, together with their Mainstream Media partners, are the Hoax. They have been called out & embarrassed on this, even admitting they were wrong, but continue to spread the lie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020
Here is what he said in South Carolina on February 28, 2020:
Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs. You say, ‘How’s President Trump doing?’ They go, ‘Oh, not good, not good.’ They have no clue. They don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa, they can’t even count. No they can’t. They can’t count their votes.At this moment the number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. is 54, 121. One can quibble over how he used the word "hoax." He certainly dismissed the seriousness of the pandemic. Why he wants to call attention to this is, again, a mystery to me. He didn't even have his numbers right on February 28, 2020. He was off by at least a factor of 4, if not of over 20:
One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia. That didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything, they tried it over and over, they’ve been doing it since you got in. It’s all turning, they lost, it’s all turning. Think of it. Think of it. And this is their new hoax. But you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We’re 15 people [cases of coronavirus infection] in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we could have had a lot more than that.
So a number that nobody heard of that I heard of recently and I was shocked to hear it, 35,000 people on average die each year from the flu. Did anyone know that? 35,000. That’s a lot of people. It could go to 100,000, it could be 27,000, they say usually a minimum of 27, it goes up to 100,000 people a year who die, and so far we have lost nobody to coronavirus in the United States. Nobody. And it doesn’t mean we won’t, and we are totally prepared, it doesn’t mean we won’t. But think of it. You hear 35 and 40,000 people, and we’ve lost nobody, and you wonder, the press is in hysteria mode.
Reported US coronavirus cases:— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 25, 2020
8 weeks ago: 64 cases
7 weeks ago: 332 cases
6 weeks ago: 2,204 cases
5 weeks ago: 18,763 cases
4 weeks ago: 101,242 cases
3 weeks ago: 277,953 cases
2 weeks ago: 501,301 cases
1 weeks ago: 701,475 cases
Right now: 890,524 cases
And the number of deaths has climbed to the highest of any nation in the world:
Reported US coronavirus deaths:— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 25, 2020
8 weeks ago: 0 deaths
7 weeks ago: 17 deaths
6 weeks ago: 49 deaths
5 weeks ago: 249 deaths
4 weeks ago: 1,588 deaths
3 weeks ago: 7,152 deaths
2 weeks ago: 18,758 deaths
1 week ago: 37,054 deaths
Right now: 51,017 deaths
(that was last night; the number dead has increased by over 3000 just since then)
Why would you use the word "hoax" about any of this, even 8 weeks ago?
Despite all that death and suffering and crying and pain, the only person Trump cries for, still, is Trump.