Donald Trump 'set to scale back' appearances at White House coronavirus briefings


The suggestion to inject disinfectant was the latest of a string of claims from the press briefings that Mr Trump has walked back or dropped entirely - including assurances the USA economy would be open by Easter and promotion of an anti-malaria treatment that hasn't been the subject of large-scale study.

The idea of curtailing briefings, which was first reported by Axios, was already being discussed before Thursday's controversial comments, as aides in and outside the White House grew increasingly anxious over the president's two-hour marathon appearances, especially when they veer off-topic.

President Donald Trump speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House in Washington on April 18, 2020. Who would say such a thing?

Trump's remarks got here the president's controversial feedback on Thursday throughout a press convention the place he steered the opportunity of treating coronavirus sufferers by hitting their our bodies with mild or disinfectant injections. Trump tweeted around 6 p.m.

"They get listing evaluations, & the American men and women do nothing but Fake News". "It will be interesting to check that, so you're going to have to use medical doctors, but it sounds interesting to me".

"What is the objective of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately". I said that the Do Nothing Democrats, together with their Mainstream Media partners, are the Hoax. "They have been called out and embarrassed on this, even admitting they were wrong, but continue to spread the lie!"

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"The White House sought to pin the backlash on the media, issuing a press release that accused the press of taking Trump" s remarks out of context. Trump also said something false or misleading in almost a quarter of his prepared comments or answers to questions, the analysis shows.

"Trump confronted scathing criticism on Thursday for his outlandish suggestion, with well being consultants urging folks to not take heed to the President" s "dangerous" recommendation. "I was sarcastically asking journalists like you a question, just to see what would happen", he told reporters on Friday at the signing of an Oval Office bill.

However, the decision to curb the briefings was reportedly already in the works.

White House advisers hope to come up with several options to present to President Donald Trump for "big thoughtful policies" to help rebuild confidence in an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic, a Trump economic adviser said today.

Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment and will update this article with any response.

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