Media ignores US President's pandemic briefings because they consider them useless
The largest US media have noted the complete futility of Donald Trump's pandemic briefings. Many stopped sending their correspondents and even stopped broadcasting events online.
Business Insider believes that the blame is not only for several identified cases of coronavirus from White House correspondents, but also because Trump uses distraction tactics.
It consists in diverting the attention of viewers from the immediate topic of the briefing.
Trump implodes when faced with the facts from @yamiche: "You should be saying congratulations."— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) March 30, 2020
Why is testing not on par with other countries PER CAPITA? It's not. That's a fact. https://t.co/znBWvat1uP pic.twitter.com/SwSlzhc7os
"Trump has frequently resorted to tactics more familiar from his raucous campaign rallies: boasting of his accomplishments, floating misinformation, attacking the press, and taunting Democrats,» notes Business Insider
The Post, The New York Times, CNBC, The Washington Post and MSNBC completely stopped attending these briefings "because the information no longer appeared to be valuable to the important ongoing discussion around public health.»
At the last briefing of last week, Trump announced that the total death toll from coronavirus could exceed 200 thousand people, and in connection with this disappointing forecast, the isolation period was extended until the end of April.