The Associated Press reports:
Unable to travel and unsure of what to do, he’s been crashing West Wing meetings, often forcing staffers to hurriedly adjust agendas as the president frequently gets in the way of health professionals trying to chart a course of action. While some around him have suggested that he should only appear when there is big news to announce, Trump has been missing the spotlight and has told people that he knows the nation is watching the briefings and doesn’t want to give up the stage.
On Sunday, he asked the briefing, originally slated for 4:30 p.m. to be pushed back later into the evening, when more people would be watching — including those tuning in for “60 Minutes,” the president’s favorite broadcast news magazine. Trump has rebuked reporters whose questions he does not like, and behind closed doors, it has been much the same. The president has snapped at aides delivering news that contradicts his relentless belief the crisis will be resolved soon.
Definitely read the full article.
NEW: Frustrated by his inability to rally the markets or campaign the way he wants vs Joe Biden, Trump is considering defying health experts and begin to reopen American economy and society amid pandemic https://t.co/GSncknaQ52
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) March 23, 2020
I imagine, watching Trump ramble during this press conference, there is a whole school of media training aimed at teaching administration officials not to react as the president spouts nonsense and contradicts his own medical experts.
— Eric Deggans at NPR (@Deggans) March 23, 2020
*ignored early warnings
*contradicts/undermines his experts
*talks only about himself
*cares only about praise/credit
*plays victim non-stop
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) March 22, 2020