Trump says he will resume holding White House coronavirus press briefings as cases rise
US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2020.
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President Donald Trump said that he will resume holding coronavirus press briefings at the White House, likely starting Tuesday, as a sharp rise in cases across the nation coincides with his declining poll numbers.
Trump, speaking in the Oval Office, told reporters Monday that “we have had this big flare-up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places,” while maintaining that “a lot of the country is doing well” in its fight against the pandemic.
“And so I think what we’re going to do is, I’ll get involved and we’ll start doing briefings, whether it’s this afternoon or tomorrow, probably tomorrow, and I’ll do briefings,” Trump said.
The decision to restart the briefings followed internal polling showing the White House …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]