President Donald Trump fired back at The Wall Street Journal editorial board after they declared that his daily coronavirus press conferences have become “boring” and not productive, calling the outlet “Fake News” and touting the high rating numbers for the televised pressers.
On Wednesday, the WSJ editorial board ripped the coronavirus press conferences — which frequently allow Trump to demand praise, for his efforts — in a column which argued the press conferences frequently devolve into a “useless squabble” with the press pool in the room.
The Wall Street Journal always “forgets” to mention that the ratings for the White House Press Briefings are “through the roof” (Monday Night Football, Bachelor Finale, according to @nytimes) & is only way for me to escape the Fake News & get my views across. WSJ is Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2020
It’s so demoralizing that we have a “President” who is so proud that his ratings are through the roof when 799 New Yorkers literally died in one day. He literally thinks this is a reality TV show called Trump Pandemic competing with Monday Night Football and the Bachelor Finale.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 9, 2020
14k dead, 380k sick, 16 million unemployed — and all you care about are your TV ratings.
My God. You’re just a bottomless pit of whiny neediness.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 9, 2020