— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) March 29, 2020
In extending the stay-at-home guidelines until April 30, Pres Trump says it would be wrong to declare victory against Coronavirus, "until the war is won." pic.twitter.com/daPoD4YnXX
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 29, 2020
Trump on his initial calls to re-open by Easter: "That was just an aspiration."
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) March 29, 2020
Trump has moved his date from Easter to April 30. We did it folks. https://t.co/o4sHb4RdM9
— J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) March 29, 2020
Dr. Fauci says Sunday that infection and death tolls in the US are "such a moving target," but he anticipates the coronavirus could kill between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans while infecting "millions." https://t.co/QzCfATgDHc
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 29, 2020
Trump says today is the first time he heard about the model that predicted 2.2 million deaths if no action was taken. Everyone has been freaking out about that for weeks.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) March 29, 2020
The president is trying to set expectations high enough so that, if need be, he can spin American deaths in the six figures as a success. https://t.co/6DSroFBn1R
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) March 29, 2020
Trump seems to be questioning how hospitals’ demand for masks has skyrocketed so much recently. “Are they going out the back door? … Somebody should probably look into that. I just don’t see from a practical standpoint how it’s possible to go from that to that."
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) March 29, 2020
Trump to America: everything is your fault and stop stealing the masks I definitely gave to hospitals. Also: I am not well. Would you like to see my scrimshaw collection? https://t.co/fu8pXVBVnD
— emily nunn (@EmilyRNunn) March 29, 2020
What on earth is the strategy or thought or idea behind accusing medical professionals and others of overstating the need for ventilators and masks? What does this accomplish, for anybody, anywhere? What's even the crass political calculus behind this? At a loss.
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) March 29, 2020
Everything with Trump is projection.
He make up stories and sources. So he assumes actual reporters do it.
He would sell things out the back door.
So he assumes the hospitals and doctors must be doing it.
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) March 29, 2020
It's evident Trump is looking for someone to blame for the shortage of masks. But honestly this claim is pretty unintelligible. The demand is obviously suddenly much greater, and masks expire.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 29, 2020
We just witnessed a full Presidential meltdown because a reporter read his own words back to him.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) March 29, 2020
“Why don’t you act a little more positive” says #Trump as he’s denying what he said previously on TV. Gaslighting America.
— Nicola Ní Mhistéil (@serentrippety) March 29, 2020
“Why did you publicly threaten a quarantine“
“I never did that, I said we were going to look at it, and we looked at it and didn’t do it, who are you with, Bloomberg?”
And he just referred to Florida is having less of a problem than New York. That’s true. At this moment.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) March 29, 2020
Trump asked about Florida getting all of its requested supplies: "Florida has been taken care of, and Michigan has been taken care of.” Pressed on why Florida has succeeded more than some other states, he says, "They're very aggressive in trying to get things."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 29, 2020
Trump is facing a generational crisis, a modern plague that is going to change society and leave an unbelievably tragic mark on all of us. And he’s up there bragging about his ratings, comparing them to The Bachelor and Monday Night Football.
This is sick. Our country is sick.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) March 29, 2020
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 29, 2020
America is losing a life every three minutes to an epidemic Trump did nothing to stop. That will increase to 90 seconds by midweek. He’s delighted with his TV ratings but unhappy about Meghan and Harry’s security bill.
Will democracy hold him to account?
— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) March 29, 2020
Imagine being able to summon any expert on planet Earth onto a call at any moment, and you're in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic killing thousands of Americans, and you call … A-Rod and Wolfgang Puck.
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) March 29, 2020
ALSO TRUMP: “We’re all in this together, all of us. I have never seen anything like it — the unity, the esprit de corps, the spirit…it’s a beautiful thing to watch”
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) March 29, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, reopened the school's campus last week. By Friday, nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19. https://t.co/dmgBQ27pdZ
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) March 29, 2020
Can’t decide if this story is an argument for or against the existence of God https://t.co/Rb81uRjV5V
— Philip Coggan (@econbartleby) March 29, 2020
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) March 29, 2020
gonna mess with the right wing narrative now that trump is acknowledging the morgue trucks
— Extremely Socially Distant Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) March 29, 2020
The disconnect between Trumpian reality and actual reality has never been on starker display than in the past few days, as the true face of the horror we are facing in the United States has shown itself, @sbg1 writes. https://t.co/lrNbi1iXBH
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 29, 2020
He just denied his direct quotes. There is nothing we can do.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) March 29, 2020
When you shift to an "emergency" footing — as I recommend in this post — it does NOT mean you ignore him, or what he says. Rather, you only report what you can verify. Which means you do not broadcast live. You also don't offer yourself as a hate object. https://t.co/VHrS6OJI9s https://t.co/r5nbz4LkrF
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) March 29, 2020
one to watch…
Fox is right to be concerned. Very concerned. This could be a legal bloodbath. Discovery will undoubtedly show that its personnel were putting out falsely comforting information it knew to be false and misleading in order to sync up with WH messaging. https://t.co/Om9XpwQfLP
— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) March 29, 2020
Deputy CMO Dr Jenny Harries says it could be six months or longer before the UK returns to normal from the #coronavirus pandemic, with reviews of lockdown measures to take place every three weeks.#COVID19 latest: https://t.co/ec7oWr9nUD pic.twitter.com/Bper7lVcMv
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 29, 2020
As with all his press conferences, the PM has saved his most interesting comment for the last moment.
"One thing I think the coronavirus crisis has already proved is that there really is such a thing as society." https://t.co/3UYmB2DN7x
— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) March 29, 2020
Ah yes, shoving a letter, that’s been handled by god knows how many people, through every front door in the country. Good idea. Should slow down the spread. https://t.co/lBTS7i8Xnu
— Huw (@ed_son) March 29, 2020
Immigrants, coming here and saving our lives and dying as a consequence, having children who become medics and then risk doing the same. The endlessly negative narrative on immigration needs to change. https://t.co/9w9K7cue4A
— Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) March 29, 2020
Aer Lingus plane carrying shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment from China lands back at Dublin Airporthttps://t.co/GslZTmQ5mv
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 29, 2020
Disgusted with Beijing's lies to its people, corruption and censorship about #COVID19, young Chinese have set up "cyber graveyards" online with the news and commentary their government has tried to hide. https://t.co/03qxDtgOBK #coronavirus
— David Beard (@dabeard) March 29, 2020
— Özgecan Kara (@ozgevon) March 28, 2020