Watch Live: White House Press Briefing 03/29/2020

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President Impeached announced via Twitter he would be holding a press conference at 5:00 p.m. D.C. time, on Sunday.

As of 10:02 a.m. CA time, John Hopkins reported that the U.S. has 125,433 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,201 deaths. There are 2,612 said to be in total recovery.

On Saturday President Impeached explained that he was thinking about quarantining, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

@ 8:19 p.m. D.C. time, President Impeached announced that after someone he listens too, explained that he didn’t have the power to QUARANTINE only parts of the U.S., that the CDC would simply offer a travel advisory.

After he announced his presser on Sunday, President Impeached told the FDA to move quickly on approving technology developed by an Ohio company, that the company says can clean up to 80,000 PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment) at one time.

The FDA authorized Battelle’s machines to “sterilize just 10,000 surgical masks per day—far short of their capacity—and only at their Columbus headquarters,” according to WOSU Public Media.

He went on to tweet one more time, that he hoped the FDA can approve the Mask Sterilization equipment ASAP.

He then shifted gears tweeting 7 times about the media bad, his ratings good.

On March 25th, Wedensday of last week, the New York Times reporter Michael M. Grynbaum, wrote “President Trump is a ratings hit, and some journalists and public health experts say that could be a dangerous thing.”

From the article:

Since reviving the daily White House briefing — a practice abandoned last year by an administration that bristles at outside scrutiny — Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of “The Bachelor.”

On Monday, nearly 12.2 million people watched Mr. Trump’s briefing on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to Nielsen — “Monday Night Football” numbers.

How to report on Mr. Trump’s fabrications has long been a source of concern among journalists and press critics, dating to the blanket cable news coverage of his rallies in the 2016 presidential campaign. Even after Mr. Trump took office, journalists have debated the civic benefits of broadcasting the president’s remarks to the nation with the need to supplement his statements with corrections and context.

And a significant portion of the country is looking to Mr. Trump for its facts. A CBS News poll on Tuesday said that 90 percent of Republicans trusted Mr. Trump for accurate information about the pandemic; 14 percent of Democrats said the same.

Americans’ trust in the news media is also split along partisan lines. The CBS News poll said 13 percent of Republicans trusted the news media for information about the virus, versus 72 percent of Democrats.

The New York Times. 03/25/2020.

“Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic.”

This is not a quote from the article linked above, surprise. Near as I can guess, he misquoted MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow who on March 20th, said she would stop, “putting those briefings on live TV — not out of spite, but because it’s misinformation.”

For what it’s worth, the presser is schedule on the Impeached President’s schedule for 5:30 p.m. D.C. time, not 5…shocking no one really.

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