Watch Live: White House Press Briefing 04/23/2020

White House Press Briefing 02/29/2020. Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

This will be the 11th press briefing in a row without a day off. SOP for those of us, who have watched, all, some, or the majority, by now are prepared for President Impeached to be late even once the push back to 5:45 p.m. D.C. time, is announced.

For today’s what might be asked…

Immigration EO, which you can find in the Trump Tweets for Thursday thread.

Testing, testing, testing.

CNN published an article explaining that the new Department Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo deleted nearly his entire Twitter history before April 12th.

CNN’s KFlie, “used the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine to review more than 1300 deleted tweets and retweets from late February to early April many of which were regarding the rapidly spreading coronavirus.”

In the now deleted tweets, Caputo called the coronavirus the Democrats only hope for a 2020 victory, said that the Democrats plus the media =’d the Chinese Communist Party, used a President Impeached favorite calling the media the enemy of the people. Captuo referred to the coronavirus as the Chinesevirus, called former Vice President Joe Biden an “empty puppet.”

In a tweet just two weeks before he was appointed HHS Assistant Secretary of Communications Captuo said, “the Left hate normal Americans and they want us dead and replaced. Act as if they mean it, because they do.”

Caputo called CNN after publication and is quoted as saying;

[That he has] been a defender of the President in this spirited manner.

I’m now a servant of the American people and some might be disappointed, but my tweets will be different.

When you tweet in spirited fashion, KFile is going to have them. I’ve known that all my days. So I don’t mind what you’ve done. I find it fair game.

CNN. 04/23/2020.

The White House declined to comment and HHS didn’t respond to requests for comment.

This may or may not be mentioned, it truly depends on what President Impeached rambles during his opening statement, however, I’m gonna include it here.

The Governor of New York’s comments came after Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said in a radio interview via the Washington Post, that states hardest hit by the coronavirus should be allowed to seek bankruptcy protections rather than be given a federal bailout.

I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route. It saves some cities. And there’s no good reason for it not to be available. My guess is their first choice would be for the federal government to borrow money from future generations to send it down to them now so they don’t have to do that. That’s not something I’m going to be in favor of.

The Washington Post. 4/23/2020.

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For What It’s Worth.

Instead of posting just the Johns Hopkins data, today, I will also include worldometers.

Johns Hopkins; U.S. confirmed cases 856,209; 47,272 people are said to have died form the coronavirus, while 78,339 are said to be in total recovery.

World O Meters; 876,156 confirmed cases; 49,648 people are said to have died from the virus, while 85,010 are said to be in total recovery.

According to World O Meters in accordance with new CDC guidelines; (April 14, 2020.)

New York: the numbers shown below include probable deaths (and, consequently, probable cases for the same number) as reported by New York City

Maryland: includes probable deaths, as reported by the Department of Health (Section: “COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland”)

Wyoming: includes probable cases, as reported by the Department of Health

Most state reports and dashboards (such as Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Missouri, etc.) lag behind or show incomplete data with respect to the data shown by individual counties on their official websites and dashboards, which is what we collecte and aggregate when possible to show the most updated and accurate number in the table below. We will soon publish state-level pages with graphs and the breakdown by county.


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