During the daily Wuhan coronavirus task force briefing Monday evening, President Trump played a series of video clips featuring reporters, anchors and pundits downplaying the threat of Wuhan coronavirus.
Extraordinary scenes at the White House Press Briefing, Donald Trump playing a video of what he sees as unfair coverage of his handling of the Corona Virus “because we’re getting fake news and I like to have it corrected.” @7NewsAustralia @sunriseon7— Amelia Brace (@AmeliaBrace) April 13, 2020
The press is quite upset about it. Fox News was the only channel to carry it. CNN and MSNBC cut away.
CNN's John King calls Trump's video that was just shown in the press briefing room, highlighting how the media downplayed the coronavirus and the steps he took early on in the pandemic, "propaganda": "It was cherry-picked." pic.twitter.com/vQG6bEjBFg— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) April 13, 2020
Commentators have often used "unhinged" to describe Trump's behavior. In so doing, they've diluted the heft of the word. In today's coronavirus briefing, he is truly unhinged.— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) April 13, 2020
CNN can't handle the truth.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 13, 2020
After CNN cuts away from @realDonaldTrump's press briefing, Jim @Acosta says, "What we just saw a few moment ago & it's a good thing we cut out of it, is that the White House essentially tried to play a campaign style video" in the briefing room. pic.twitter.com/ppdyzgDosO
Did @cnn really cut away when Trump aired the video showing them and other outlets telling the country and the world he overreacted and that COVID wasn’t dangerous?— The??FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 13, 2020
Trump said he has "hundreds" of clips, but didn't want the briefing to take too long.
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