Trump bringing back coronavirus press briefings starting Tuesday – The Sun

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has announced that he will be bringing back coronavirus press briefings starting on Tuesday.

Coronavirus daily briefings will start up again on Tuesday, July 21, at 5pm.

In regards to the 5pm briefing time, the President added: “We had a good slot. A lot of people were watching.”

The decision comes just days after senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway suggested the president restart his COVID-19 press briefings.

Conway said Trumps approval ratings were much higher when he was out there briefing everybody on a day-by-day basis, just giving people the information," USA Today reported.

"I think the president should be doing that," she said.

The recent spike in coronavirus cases across the United States appears to have prompted the newly implemented briefings.

The President starting holding daily briefings in March, where he informed the public on how the White House administration was handling the global pandemic.

Trump's last coronavirus briefing was held on April 27.

On April 25, Trump tweeted: "What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately.

"They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort!"

Around that time, several of Trump's closest advisers inside and outside of the White House had said his "overexposure" is hurting his polling numbers against Democratic rival Joe Biden.

However, the President had previously defended the routine by telling critics that his briefings get good ratings.

According to polling website FiveThirtyEight, as Trump held his last coronavirus briefing, his approval rating on the pandemic was 50.2 percent.

And his disapproval rating was 45.8 percent.

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