Trump Repeatedly Goes After Media In Meandering Press Conference

March 19, 2020
US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2020. - The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seatt... US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2020. - The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 19, 2020

President Trump repeatedly went after the media during a coronavirus task force press briefing Thursday, saying that he should kick out all but a handful of reporters he likes.

We were very prepared. The only thing we did not prepare for was the media,” Trump said when asked about testing shortages as the coronavirus began to spread domestically. 

It’s a stark contrast from the President’s remarks earlier this week, when he said the media had been treating him fairly.

Scroll down for our full coverage of the briefing.

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President Trump repeatedly went after the media during a coronavirus task force press briefing Thursday, saying that he should kick out all but a handful of reporters he likes.

We were very prepared. The only thing we did not prepare for was the media,” Trump said when asked about testing shortages as the coronavirus began to spread domestically. 

It’s a stark contrast from the President’s remarks earlier this week, when he said the media had been treating him fairly.

Scroll down for our full coverage of the briefing.

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