Prepare for a flood of misinformation.
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump said Monday he’ll resume regular coronavirus briefings as the country experiences a resurgence of cases.
“We have had this big flare up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places,” Trump said from the Oval Office. “I’ll get involved and we’ll start doing briefings.”
The acknowledgment came as Trump’s advisers debate a return to the daily briefings, which were a hallmark of the pandemic’s earlier days. They ceased after Trump repeatedly found himself sparring with reporters and going on tangents, including one about ingesting disinfectant.
Now, however, many of Trump’s aides worry he appears absent as the crisis continues to rage. Trump no longer attends daily coronavirus task force meetings and hasn’t held an event specifically focused on the virus in two weeks.
Trump said the revival of briefings would allow him to tout advancements on therapeutics and vaccines, and explain the “positive things” his administration is doing to combat the virus.
Like I said, prepare for a flood of misinformation.
Trump’s past appearances during these briefings have been combative and often bizarre, so I imagine these next ones will provide plenty of fodder for late-night comedians and various anti-Trump political advertisements.
What I do not expect to see is the return of Dr. Fauci who has apparently turned out to be too much of a truth-teller for Donald Trump to handle.