John King is absolutely right. This is a must-watch clip:
"[Trump's] efforts to rewrite the history of what he said early on … he has the Defense Sec., the Attorney General, and the Nat'l Sec. Advisor come to the podium and thank the president and tell him how great he is." pic.twitter.com/9dg7oJ587a
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) April 1, 2020
Trump praises Mike Pence for not answering a question about people who don't have access to healthcare pic.twitter.com/Qi13DOAzy5
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 1, 2020
Also, FWIW, Trump saying he'll look at it and embarrassing Pence is also not addressing the substance of the matter — where people without healthcare are going to get help.
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) April 1, 2020
It's an old story but Trump doesn't want people to have affordable healthcare. It's that simple. It's that deplorable. It's that petty. https://t.co/ywgAPSAgQp
— John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) April 1, 2020
"We're soon going to have more ventilators than we need," Trump says
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) April 1, 2020
President Trump said @GovMikeDeWine just donated 2.2 million gowns to the strategic reserve — moments after he told a reporter that reserve has been depleted because supplies should go directly to hospitals.
— David Gura 🏡 (@davidgura) April 1, 2020
Asked why not issue a national stay-at-home order, Trump says, "States are different. States are different." He claims some states "don't have much of a problem…they don't have thousands of people that are positive…or even think they might have it…or hundreds of people."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 1, 2020
"We really believe this is a time when people should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people," Vice President Mike Pence tells @Nightline. "And, and so, we continue to urge churches around America to heed to that." https://t.co/QEarou3FQ1
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 1, 2020
🤥Pence: I don't believe the president has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus.
Wolf recites Trump's words: He called it a hoax, said numbers will go from 15 – zero, will disappear quickly, etc.
😬Pence: The president is an optimistic person.
🤯Lies are now optimism. pic.twitter.com/DQss5PsmrC
— Paula Chertok🗽 (@PaulaChertok) April 1, 2020
The problem with having White House beat reporters at these corona-conferences is that they are interested in the next 'beat' of the story, how it's moved forward from yesterday till today. We need experts who can challenge the WH line & rebut falsehoods in real time.
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) April 1, 2020
The White House Correspondents' Association is booting OAN from the rotation for a seat in the briefing room after its correspondent violated the rules.
"This is a matter of public safety." pic.twitter.com/8PCFpjVrdc
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) April 1, 2020
Trump says he doesn’t know whether Chinese officials have lied about its number of coronavirus cases but notes that they’re buying lots of US farm products
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 1, 2020
Trump keeps bragging about his trade deal with China, but it's all B.S. US exports to China have declined for 3 straight years under Trump and are now lower than they were in 2012. The losses will never be recovered. #TrumpPressConference #FailureInChief https://t.co/tavpvTOjzP
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) April 1, 2020
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley says drug cartels will "try to take advantage” of coronavirus pandemic: “We’re at war with COVID-19, we’re at war with terrorists and we’re at war with the drug cartels … You will not penetrate this country.” https://t.co/07pnEZYTdy pic.twitter.com/JkQRsmk6X8
— ABC News (@ABC) April 1, 2020
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS: A DRUG ENFORCEMENT SURGE?? in Latin America?! US Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard mobility assets should be assisting the US continent governors like the disaster it is. #IncompetentInChief https://t.co/3wmNjanghr
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) April 1, 2020
“Invisible Enemy” is not going to cut it for the Trump 2020 effort. He’ll need more tangible bogeymen from abroad —drug traffickers from Latin America maybe?
— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) April 1, 2020
— Suzanne Lynch (@suzannelynch1) April 1, 2020
It’s the OAN lady again, trying to formulate a question about the president*’s imaginary Iranian sneak attack, and now Esper is mongering a little war for her.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 1, 2020
Trump claiming Iranians are "dying to make a deal" but John Kerry has talked them out of it
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) April 1, 2020
The fact that so many GOP big state governors-in TX, FL & GA-all tightened statewide restrictions immediately after Trump finally let his advisers frame the full risk from the WH podium underscores how much his earlier minimizing contributed to the critical delays in those states
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) April 1, 2020
Is there a legal basis for a state discriminating based on state residency in providing emergency services (as opposed, say, to in-state college tuition and the like)? https://t.co/grbwEnKGfB
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 1, 2020
“Roughly 280 million masks in warehouses around the U.S. were purchased by foreign buyers on Monday alone, according to Forbes. A FEMA spokesperson said the agency ‘has not actively encouraged or discouraged U.S. companies from exporting overseas’.” https://t.co/e4Xob5bhHC
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) April 1, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show backlog of 160,000 coronavirus tests at just one labhttps://t.co/ZdVG5j9Ze5
— Dan Berman (@DHBerman) April 1, 2020
Not like anyone would listen, but…
Bill Gates: Here’s how to make up for lost time on covid-19https://t.co/1H1c3e7w0C
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 1, 2020
Some warned about this pandemic — and how to combat the next one. https://t.co/ZypDAM4Nak
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) April 1, 2020
For me, this chart is the most alarming of the latest batch.
US & UK daily death tolls are accelerating in a straight line on a log scale chart, i.e still increasing exponentially.
~All other countries had begun slowing the rate of increase in deaths by now. https://t.co/3zLPMbPgCg
— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) April 1, 2020
NOT Winning This Fight
China & South Korea have flattened their curves. Italy, Spain, Germany & the Netherlands have begun to flatten theirs.
The USA has not.
— McSpocky™ 👽🔄🌊 #VoteBlue2020 Follow_me? (@mcspocky) April 1, 2020
US/EU coronavirus comparisons more useful than Italy, Spain, UK given scale (and that so few people consistently report per capita numbers): pic.twitter.com/gF7OpkE0jD
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 1, 2020
Most coronavirus deaths.
S Korea: 165
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) April 1, 2020
I'm very worried about Italy. It's debt situation is very troubling, and the shutdown of its economy is a major blow. Italy's problems could quickly become the EU's problems. And the EU's problems could become the world's. #AskReuters https://t.co/bsvsVLEQhR
— Michael R. Strain (@MichaelRStrain) April 1, 2020
Tomorrow's front page. A million new unemployed people in the UK and our scoop on HSBC threatening to quit its London listing pic.twitter.com/KoPvnkakAX
— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) April 1, 2020
when the side you picked in the culture war badly mishandles a pandemic. https://t.co/jiikXuFosv
— Sarah Creighton 🍂 (@Saraita101) April 1, 2020
ANALYSIS: PM’s rhetoric on testing doesn’t match the reality. He said we could “turn the tide" on virus in 12 wks if we followed rules to slow the spread. That was our bit of the bargain. His was to materially scale up testing. So far he’s fallen short https://t.co/AbUkdZVp67
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) April 1, 2020
Am I alone in thinking this government statement borders on gibberish? https://t.co/biBxMF9FiZ
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) April 1, 2020
Brexit is a self-indulgence from another age. It should be shelved for an indefinite period until we have dealt with the long-term economic and social fall out of COVID-19. There can be no justification for imposing a second, voluntary shock on the country in early 2021. https://t.co/W8rpP00ogO
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) March 30, 2020
— PeterBale (@PeterBale) April 1, 2020
So talented and kind. Heartbreaking news. https://t.co/YnuWv0LHqQ
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 1, 2020