If you’ve had the displeasure of sitting through one of Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force press briefings — which have now become a daily occurrence — then you know just as well as I do that they’re little more than the love child of a three-ring circus and a dog and pony show.
Frankly, they’ve become a replacement for his MAGA rallies now that he’s no longer allowed to pack arenas with a collective double-digit IQ and a whole lot of sweat and bad breath hanging on to his every word. The things have become almost completely uninformative at this point and typically just consist of a whole lot of misinformation and self-praise coming from the president.
Long story short, they’re literally the worst.
And according to a new report from the New York Times, we’re not the only ones who think so.
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Apparently, Trump’s own advisors are now telling him to cut the crap or cut the briefings entirely — because these spectacles of his are causing him more harm than good.
“As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. Many view the sessions as a kind of original sin from which all of his missteps flow, once he gets through his prepared script and turns to his preferred style of extemporaneous bluster and invective,” the report from the Times reads.
The report goes on to note several key Trump allies that have spoken out against the daily press briefings that are severely lacking in new, pertinent information.
Senator Lindsey Graham stated that the president “sometimes drowns out his own message,” and suggested that “a once-a-week show” might be more effective.
“They’re going on too long,” Indiana Representative Susan Brooks stated while West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore said the press briefings were “going off the rails a little bit” and ultimately suggested that Trump should “let the health professionals guide where we’re going to go.”
All of the above is nothing more than Trump’s cronies trying to find the nicest way of saying, “These things are a complete and total dumpster fire.”
It seems even his staunchest supporters feel they don’t have a choice but to speak out as their dear leader just makes a bigger mess out of this situation with each passing day.
These are not meant to be makeshift MAGA rallies. The country is literally falling to pieces. If he doesn’t have anything productive to say, he just needs to stay the hell off the stage.
You can read the full report here.
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