White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted Monday that President Trump will hold a coronavirus press briefing, after announcing earlier in the day that the White House would cancel its scheduled briefing.
The big picture: As Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported last week, the Trump administration has moved to limit the briefings, fearing President Trump is overexposed and hurting his polling ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Trump did not take questions at a short briefing on Friday, and the White House did not hold one over the weekend.
UPDATE: The White House has additional testing guidance and other announcements about safely opening up America again. President @realDonaldTrump will brief the nation during a press conference this evening.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) April 27, 2020
HA HA HA HA. the presidential snit fit lasted exactly two days. if you had “the fragile narcissist won’t be able to go 48 hours without jumping in front of a camera” on your Donald Trump Batcrappery Bingo card, you win
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 27, 2020
Will he burst into tears as soon as a female reporter so much as looks at him cross-eyed?
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) April 27, 2020
“Ha ha, we purposely put out conflicting items to own the media libs.” https://t.co/LECG6LAoqp
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) April 27, 2020