President Trump To Start Coronavirus Briefings Once Again


President Trump is planning to restart daily press conferences about the coronavirus. The president noted the first will probably occur at 5 pm today. Trump said, "We have had this big flare-up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places. I'll get involved and we'll start doing briefings." He said the briefings are a "great way to get information out to the public," and he plans to focus on developments in therapeutics and vaccines, as well as the "positive things" the administration is doing to fight the pandemic.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said last week that resuming briefings would boost Trump in the polls noting, "His approval rating on the pandemic was higher when he was at the podium." However, many advisers believed a large amount of misinformation given by Trump during the last briefings hurt him irreparably. He stopped delivering the daily briefings in April, saying they were "not worth the time and effort."

Source: NPR