The White House announced on Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWaPo: Trump would have asked Fauci if officials could let the coronavirus “invade” the United States Supreme Court in Kansas confirms an order prohibiting the religious services of more than 10 people Biden wins the Alaska primary PLUS would not appear before reporters on vacation after holding media briefings almost every day. The president also did not hold a briefing on Saturday for the holiday weekend.
The announcement comes after the president told reporters Friday that he faces the most difficult decision of his life with the choice of when to reopen the American economy.
“I don’t know that I made a bigger decision. But I’m going to surround myself with the greatest minds. Not only the greatest minds, but the greatest minds in many different businesses, including politics and reason, “Trump told reporters.
Critics of the president castigated the media for continuing to broadcast press reports that the White House was promoting false and misleading information.
Last Sunday, the White House announced that there would be no press conference before reversing the decision, in a rare case, after the president wanted to speak to journalists.
New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo: New York deaths stabilize at “horrible rate” Cuomo says “no decision” after New York mayor declared schools closed for rest of academic year (D) held press briefings daily, including Saturday and Sunday, as the state’s governor with the most cases and deaths associated with coronavirus.
Nationally, the United States has documented more than 542,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with at least 21,489 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Morgan Chalfant contributed.