President Trump tests negative for coronavirus, White House doctor says. Earlier Saturday at a news conference, Trump announced he had been tested for coronavirus following his recent exposure to two Brazilian officials who later tested positive for the virus. Ref. USAToday.
I think President Trump is handling the situation with the coronavirus outbreak very well. Economic stimulus and preventative measures at our borders will all help us in the long run.
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Trump to name new coronavirus task force focused on 'reopening'. President Donald Trump is set to announce a new task force Tuesday that will focus solely on whether the administration should extend federal social distancing guidelines past May 1, or attempt to reopen parts of the country to blunt the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Ref. USAToday.
Twitter names Trump the 'Tide Pods' president after he suggests disinfectant injections. Ref. USAToday.
You know the saying 'if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all'? It applies to this man for me. I can't wait until we can elect him out of office.
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There have been discussions within the White House about changing the format of the briefings to curtail the president's role, according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the White House who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The briefings often stretch well beyond an hour and feature combative exchanges between Trump and reporters. Source 6r.
I don't know which one is the worst; the president of the most powerful country on the planet that thinks using disinfectant can cure a virus or that there are people who watched him say that and took it like the truth from heaven.
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I can't stand the Donald but I think the political opposition has done themselves a disservice by pushing the narrative that he literally advised people to inject themselves with disinfectant. I don't think that was his intention, and I think it was clear he was posing a question to the experts not giving advice.
What I will say is he seemed poorly prepared and lost in a moment of unclarity. Discussing disinfectant and an injection in the same breath was clearly inadvisable in the era of political soundbites and he really needs to do better.
Describing his choice of words as "Sarcastic" also struck me as strange.
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