“Worse before it gets better” Trump does another presser, can't control his ad libs

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Trump shows up late again and repeats the same spin, not acknowledging the lead in deaths. The real headlines will come from more Trump mistakes, like well-wishing Ghislaine Maxwell and mentioning Prince Andrew, as well as continuing the same campaign speech lies.

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He’s opened with prepared remarks and makes the usual framing. 

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

The real test will be surviving the questioning.

MSNBC cut away to do fact-checking, 

Q: Where’s Dr Fauci?

Dr. Birx is right outside

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 · 9:29:12 PM +00:00 · annieli

Trump proceeds to lie again for the 40+ time on Veterans Choice (created in 2014)

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

Trump repeats his usual narrative

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 · 9:30:35 PM +00:00 · annieli

Trump insists that “it will disappear”, repeats his nonsense about closing the border. repeats “China virus” references.
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 · 9:31:41 PM +00:00 · annieli

Q: Rapid testing at WH, how about the rest of the country

Trump tries to blame the postal service for Covid testing delay

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 · 9:32:50 PM +00:00 · annieli

Dodges a Ghislaine Maxwell question by veering to mentioning Prince Andrew, actually making it worse, and repeats trope that people make more money on furlough than working

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— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 21, 2020

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 · 9:35:11 PM +00:00 · annieli

Trump seems to hate doing his singsong remarks

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

Q: isn’t wearing a mask patriotic?

Trump goes bafflegab about mask-wearing, says he has no problem wearing it.

follow-up: what about your visit last night to your hotel where you weren’t wearing it?

Trump goes blah-blah “I wear it when appropriate”

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2020

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Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 · 9:37:32 PM +00:00 · annieli

Q: resurgence is real?

Trump goes blah-blah, talks about Florida and Texas.

Q: Chinese Covid vaccine?

We’ll work with anyone, Trump goes blah-blah on “leading in testing”

Trump getting nervous, talks about stock market. Flees