Trump rages against media on Twitter, White House cancels briefing

The White House on Monday cancelled the daily press briefing on the coronavirus originally scheduled for late afternoon, when Donald Trump was multiplying aggressive tweets against the media. After announcing a briefing of the crisis cell on the pandemic at 17H00 (23H00 HB), the US executive reversed and indicated that the appointment was cancelled.

Furious after the polemic caused by his remarks on Thursday on the possible use of disinfectants as a potential treatment for Covid-19, Donald Trump hinted on Saturday that he would no longer appear in the press room. “It’s not worth the time and effort,” he tweeted. However, there is still uncertainty as to whether these points will be made in the coming days and weeks by the other members of the task force: Vice President Mike Pence, but also, among others, Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx.

In the last 24 hours, Donald Trump has made a number of virulent attacks on the media. He tweeted “FAKE NEWS, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE,” on Monday morning, using a phrase that has been used many times since he came to power. “Never in the history of our country has there been such a nasty and hostile media as the ones we have today, even in the midst of a state of national emergency to confront the invisible enemy,” he wrote.