5:00* 6:15 PM EDT
Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at The White House (in the Rose Garden)
What fresh psychodrama is this?
Will anyone ask Trump why his propaganda video clip from yesterday omitted February from the timeline?
Drinking game: will a reporter ask Trump which film version of Mutiny on the Bounty does Trump prefer?
Trump loves him some Captain Bligh or hydroxychloroqueeg https://t.co/U5Xs5peM2F— eState4column5©2013 (@eState4Column5) April 14, 2020
Made a racing bar chart based on the JHU data of #COVID19 in the world. As up till Apr.13, the United States has the most cumulative cases (557,590), followed by Spain (166,831) and Italy (156,363). pic.twitter.com/JypLTfyr5A— Mena Ning WANG, PhD (@mena_wang) April 14, 2020
President Trump stepped to the lectern Monday on a day when the coronavirus death toll in the United States ticked up past 23,000. He addressed the nation at a time when unemployment claims have shot past 15 million and lines at food banks stretch toward the horizon.
Yet in the middle of this deadly pandemic that shows no obvious signs of abating, the president made clear that the paramount concern for Trump is Trump — his self-image, his media coverage, his supplicants and his opponents, both real and imagined.“Everything we did was right,” Trump said, during a sometimes hostile 2½ -hour news conference in which he offered a live version of an enemies list, brooking no criticism and repeatedly snapping at reporters who dared to challenge his version of events.Trump has always had a me-me-me ethos, an uncanny ability to insert himself into the center of just about any situation. But Monday’s coronavirus briefing offered a particularly stark portrait of a president seeming unable to grasp the magnitude of the crisis — and saying little to address the suffering across the country he was elected to lead.
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