Live Blog below (Trump rarely starts on time, today it has been announced to begin at 6pm EDT)
Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at The White House
Trump didn’t ask Ukraine to announce a bogus investigation into Bernie or Harris or Warren or Booker. Trump was afraid of Biden. That’s why he attempted to unlawfully bribe Zelensky to provide false dirt on Biden. Trump’s days in office are numbered. And . . . #JusticeIsComing— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) April 8, 2020
Trump’s anxious need to return “to business” for his re-election effort more likely will result in a second wave of COVID-19 cases timed to suppress votes in November.
The worst thing may be that the Twitter trending list has Mad Magazine’s Mort Drucker’s passing above Arthur Laffer, who’s still alive.
Trump does not need adversaries to dispute his statements — he does that all by himself. In the course of his daily briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, the president has routinely contradicted himself without ever acknowledging that he does so. https://t.co/xREYqfkwtu— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) April 9, 2020
….the advent of these daily briefings over the past month — sessions that stretch for an hour, 90 minutes or even two hours — have put the conflicts on display in a particularly stark way. The longer a briefing goes, it seems, the more likely the president is to waver from one message to the next. And then at the next briefing, the message may be different all over again, but always captured on camera and therefore difficult to deny or explain away.