The Advantage of the administration cannot get its story straight on a lot these days. On Monday, the journalists had the right to contradictory statements from the President of Advantage and senior officials of the administration on a range of topics: From Trump, the comments of coronavirus tests for the firing of the minister of justice Geoffrey Berman of the China trade, the White House has struggled to offer a consistent message on issues of great importance.
The day started with the continuation of the explanation of the White House to which Trump said during his Tulsa rally that he had asked for the coronavirus tests to slow down. After the White House said Trump made the remarks “in jest,” Mike Pence said Monday in a call with governors that the comments were a “passing observation” of the President. During this time, Kayleigh McEnany said to journalists that ” any suggestion that the trial has been amputated is not rooted in reality. “
The confusion of messaging was not only limited to this particular problem. You remember, Trump said initially, he was not “involved” in the abrupt firing of Berman. “It is [Attorney General Bill Barr’s] department, it is not my department, ” Trump said on Saturday. But, by virtue of the interrogation of Kaitlan Collins Monday, McEnany, conceded that the President did indeed have some involvement. The new e-mail? That Trump was “involved in a sign of the capacity,” according to Berman, who has refused to resign.
WaPo’s Josh Dawsey and Jeff Stein summed it up this way: “Trump took to Twitter Monday night to try to quell an international incident caused by one of his assistants, a few hours earlier that the White House officials struggle to convey the same strategy to China. ”
The inability of the White House to put forward a consistent set of messages on this consequential is troubling, and this is yet another factor that continues to question the White House’s credibility in a serious way. These are topics that the administration should be fully prepared to answer. The top officials should not struggle to answer basic questions on stories receiving top billing in the media. And yet, the President and his senior officials continue to trip over each other words.