Watch Live: White House Press Briefing 04/22/2020

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing. Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

It’s 1:21 p.m. CA time, and 4:21 p.m. D.C. time, chances are the presser aka campaign rally will start sometime after 5:30 p.m. D.C. time.

The tweet pushing back the press conference was sent at 4:53 p.m. D.C. time. 🙄

Aside from the typical questions, focused on the reopening of the economy and testing, we can expect statements and questions relating to President Impeached tweeting his permission for the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy,” Iranian gunboats.

President Impeached is also at some point on Wednesday expected to sign an EO that suspends immigration for 60 days. The EO will not effect temporary entry immigrates.

As the News Blender explained in Trump Tweets for Wednesday the Impeached President said the CDC Director was misquoted by CNN, who reported on an interview given to the Washington Post, that the fall coronavirus second wave might be worse than now. Robert Redfield the CDC Director explained to the Post, that this was because we would also be experiencing the seasonal flu. President Impeached had stated in his tweet that Redfield would be issuing a statement, the statement at this time does not exist.

During Tuesday’s briefing President Impeached said that Harvard University should return money granted to them by the PPP, he was going to demand the money be given back.

He carried out his demand via Twitter Tuesday evening.

Harvard issued a 5 tweet statement responding to the demand.

Roughly an hour ago Harvard announced they would not be taking the CARES money, in another 5 tweet thread.

I included the Harvard dust up as I imagine President Ego will figure out how to work in a pat on his back, for Harvard refusing to take money they did not apply for in the first place.

Johns Hopkins reports that there are now 839,836 people confirmed to have the coronavirus in the U.S.. 46,079 people have dead from the disease, while 77,018 people are said to be in total recovery. 4.1 million people have been tested for the disease.

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For What It’s worth, I missed this while writing the post, but we can assume the news will be asked about: The News York Times is reporting that Dr. Rick Bright was “abruptly dismissed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, and as the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response.”

Bright has been given a narrower job at National Institutes of Health, in a statement Bright said, “I believe this transfer was in response to my insistence that the government invest the billions of dollars allocated by Congress to address the Covid-19 pandemic into safe and scientifically vetted solutions, and not in drugs, vaccines and other technologies that lack scientific merit.”

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