DNC on Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing

In response to Trump’s coronavirus briefing tonight, DNC War Room senior spokesperson and adviser Lily Adams released the following statement:

“In prepared remarks, Trump said this crisis would get worse before it gets better, but as soon as he was off script, Trump once again downplayed the virus and said it would simply ‘disappear.’ Trump misled Americans on the mortality rate. He refused to commit to more money for testing and tracing and then bragged about how he prefers the rapid test that he has been able to get almost daily while countless Americans can’t access tests or have to wait more than a week for their results. Trump even said he was ‘in the process of developing a strategy’ when we are more than four months and over 140,000 deaths into this crisis and the damage is already done.

“The White House thinks these briefings will be good for Trump’s ratings, but the more people hear from Trump, the more they see what a failure he is. Trump might be able to read semi-coherently from prepared remarks for 15 minutes, but that doesn’t mean he’s turned over a new leaf on his response.”