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Stop Trump's Daily Coronavirus Live Briefing!

Updated on April 21, 2020

Ad Nauseum

Can the media withstand the urge to broadcast anything live POTUS briefing on the coronavirus? Probably not. Would they be derelict in their journalism 101 mantra in doing so?

Seriously, after about 30 minutes or so, much of the newsworthy elements in whatever Trump has to say has been given. The rest of the dialogue usually is mundane beyond belief with his narcissist view of himself. Occasionally, some real truths appear but then countered by just lies to feed his base idiots about how it is time to "open up America", despite rising death rates from it in the very states reopening!

But, Trump is shrewd. He is using this live TV show that runs over an hour to run for president again, attempting to show his voters how well he has handled it so far after numerous missteps starting in January. In terms of coverage, he has had about $2 billion dollars worth of free coverage. This dwarfs both Republican and Democratic coverage of $10 million. This is not the first time Trump used media. In 2016, he knew he was the hottest topic and name to cover in the election and the media, both left and right, were complicit in promoting Trump via coverage in the news then. Anything "Trump" got a spotlight. It became an instant news generator for revenue and still does.

So, now in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump is using it as a podium for his re-election campaign incognito. And again, the media is complicit! They carry the whole wretched affair and bravado show every night in prime time making Biden, his foe, a dwarf. Trump allows limited time for his true health professionals that still refuse to challenge him with facts and a VP that praises him like a God. So, sickening.

Are the ratings for this nightly briefing that good? Trump is soaking the virus for all it is worth in terms of political coverage since we are in a presidential election this fall. Of course, it all could turn badly for Trump, depending on what the virus does and how his administration handles it. I must say that the most entertaining aspect of the briefings are not his lies, or half-truths, his praise for himself, but his question and answer session with about six reporters. Especially, the ones he thinks are fake news outlets. I really like it when the reporters press Trump into a corner and fire back the same BS Trump fires at them. It is a rare phenomenon, though.

For me, after the first 30 minutes of it, I am done. I can handle only so much of his nonsense because Trump continually repeats the same mantra about how great he is and how great he is for America.

The news media should limit coverage to 30 minutes.

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    • delicia crews profile image

      Delicia Crews 

      2 months ago from Maryland, USA

      Great article!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      @MG I said limit it to 30 min and just the qualified medical staff, not Trump. The coverage should end when Trump starts his usual false claims and it turns more political.

    • peoplepower73 profile image

      Mike Russo 

      2 months ago from Placentia California

      Perrya: I agree with everything that you stated in your article. I think the one saving grace may be that everything that Trump says and does on T.V. and his tweets are recorded for all the world to see and hear. The more he attacks others, the more he exposes his true character.

      I hope people will begin to see who he really is a narcissistic sociopath who constantly lies, shift blames to others and requires adoration, not only from him self but others as well. I think Biden will use these recordings in his campaigns to show who Trump really is.

      I can't bear to see another seven months of him in front of the task force that he and his people, except Faucii and Birx no nothing about what they are doing.

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      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Sorry Perrya, I don't agree. Trump has all the right to present his view as he is POTUS. Who do you want to talk in his place? someone from?

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