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Trump To ‘Stop Appearing’ At Briefings After Advisers Warn It’s Hurting His Election Chances



Donald Trump, who has been at every single press briefing since the coronavirus broke out, may stop making daily appearances, according to Axios.

On Friday, Trump left the daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing without taking any questions. This came a day after the internet mocked the president for saying that we should inject disinfectant on people to cure COVID-19.

“President Trump plans to pare back his coronavirus press conferences, according to four sources familiar with the internal deliberations. He may stop appearing daily and make shorter appearances when he does, the sources said — a practice that may have started with Friday’s unusually short briefing,” Jonathan Swan reported.

“Behind the scenes: A number of Trump’s most trusted advisers — both inside and outside the White House — have urged him to stop doing marathon televised briefings,” he reported. “They’ve told him he’s overexposed and these appearances are part of the reason polls aren’t looking good for him right now against Joe Biden.”

However, one source cautioned Swan that things could change rapidly.

“I mean, you wonder how we got to the point where you’re talking about injecting disinfectant?” said a source close to the deliberations.

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