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What did President Trump say at his’news conference?

More Videos … (CNN) Just before 9 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be holding a “News Conference” to talk about the “Jobs Numbers!” He talked about the jobs numbers, all right, as well as how he might buy an RV and drive it around the country and how he is very physically fit.

Why did Trump cancel his news conference on Thursday?

The former President was also facing pressure from outside advisers and Republican lawmakers to cancel the news conference and instead keep a low profile on Thursday.

Was Trump’s press conference’tone-deaf and cruel’?

Douglas MacKinnon, a political consultant who worked under Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, wrote in an op-ed that Trump’s press conference is not only “tone-deaf” but “downright cruel,” noting those who fell victim to violence on that day.

Did Trump realize the news networks were not covering his press conference?

The same source said Trump slowly realized that most, if not all, of the major news networks were not going to carry his press conference live or send their top reporters to Palm Beach to cover it.

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TOPLINE

President Trump’s White House press conference ended abruptly on Friday and without a question-and-answer session with reporters, a day after sparking controversy during the daily briefing by making the unfounded suggestion to inject patients with disinfectants and light to cure the coronavirus.


KEY FACTS

At the signing of the $484 billion coronavirus relief bill earlier on Friday, Trump claimed that his comments were “sarcastic” while Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the coronavirus task force, attempted to explain the behavior, saying “When he gets new information, he likes to talk that through out loud.”


Crucial Quote

According to Axios, the internal debates on whether to keep the daily briefings or not occurred before Thursday, but Trump’s comments accelerated the talks, with a source saying “I mean, you wonder how we got to the point where you’re talking about injecting disinfectant?”


Key background

While viewership ratings for the briefings have been good, they haven’t translated to increases in his declining approval ratings. Trump compares poorly to other world leaders, who are seeing significant gains in approval ratings amid the pandemic.

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