Trump Undercuts Experts and Lies His Way Through Another Briefing
April 3, 2020
Trump used today’s briefing to once again undercut his own public health experts, lie about his record, and lash out at others instead of confronting his own failure to lead.
Trump undercut the CDC’s new recommendation on masks while he announced it by saying he was not following the guidance because he is “feeling good.”
BuzzFeed News’s Kadia Goba: “Trump doubling down on his personal decision not to wear a cloth mask, despite the CDC’s recommendation. ‘It’s going to be really a voluntary thing. You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I’m choosing not to do it.’”
TIME’s Tom Weber: “Trump saying he will essentially ignore the CDC advice