Washington | Donald Trump is going to resume as early as Tuesday, his regular press conferences on the outbreak of coronavirus, which he held almost on a daily basis in the month of April when the number of dead was the highest in the United States, a sign that the situation is only growing worse in the country.
“I was doing and we had a lot of people who are watching, record audiences in the history of cable television, and it was incomparable “, he said on Monday from the oval Office of the White House, adding that it was ‘ a very good way to inform people “.
“I’ll do it 17: 00 as we did, we had a good niche market,” added the billionaire in new york, former star of the reality tv.
Launched in the month of march, to allow the crisis unit of the White House to communicate daily on the progress of the epidemic, these press conferences, lengthy, and often confusing, had already earned him the american president comments sometimes mocking, as when he had mentioned the possibility to inject the disinfectant in the human body to fight against the coronavirus.
“What use is it to participate in press conferences at the White House when the media is dishonest only to ask hostile questions and refuse to report the truth or the facts accurately “, was he pissed.
More broadly, the president has been criticised for recover to its advantage of these points press regular, diverting their aim to be informative to make a forum personal, to a few months of the presidential election of November 3.
Especially that his opponent, democrat Joe Biden, was at the time nearly reduced to the silence in his home, where he was confined. But since then, the former vice-president of Barack Obama is timidly déconfiné and, even if it limits his movements and his speech, he does not cease to widen his lead over the republican president in the polls.
“A lot of success”
The return of these briefings, whose tones optimistic chopped off in march and April, with the gravity of the situation in the United States, will allow Mr. Trump to bring to Us the good news about the development of a vaccine and treatment against the Covid-19, a-t-he promised.
“I think I’m going to bring a number of large companies that work with a lot of success,” he explained, citing the group’s us pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson.
In addition to Donald Trump, the vice-chairman Mike Pence, head of the crisis unit and the doctors Deborah Birx, and Anthony Fauci, who is accused by the president to be too alarmist, and intervened regularly in front of the press.
Dr. Fauci had several times had the difficult task of correcting the misleading information of the president, in front of him, while leaving his susceptibility and boxing the criticism of the billionaire in his regard.
At the beginning of June, when the curve of contagion is back in the country, he worried publicly that the United States were wrong, while the White House touted the success of the déconfinement that’orchestrait across the country.
The number of infections is day-to-day saved is currently at the top, the president, Trump has regularly granted the ease of access to the tests.