WASHINGTON – President Trump, who whined that the news media overstated the danger sabotaged the White House’s effort to impose a disciplined approach.
Vice President Mike Pence in a coronavirus briefing on Thursday in the Department of Health and Human Services at Washington.Credit. Al Drago for The New York Times
From Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman.
The White House moved to tighten control of coronavirus messaging officials and by government health officials, directing them to organize appearances and all bills together with Vice President Mike Pence’s office, according to officials.
On a day which the White House sought to show a much more disciplined strategy into the government’s communications regarding the virus,” Mr. Trump employed a night occasion honoring African-American History Month to rail against the press, asserting it’s overstating the threat, and also to congratulate himself for maintaining the amount of instances reduced.
“I think that it’s an unbelievable accomplishment what our nation’s completed,” Mr. Trump said, imagining that he’d transferred fast to prohibit travel from China following the development of this virus. He dismissed all but, Though a total of 60 individuals are in the USA.
“Fifteen individuals is almost, I’d say, a wonder,” the president.
The remarks came only a couple of hours after Mr. Pence convened a meeting of this coronavirus task force composed of a number of the country’s greatest public health officials. The vice president also made it very clear that they’d report.