- The latest tweetstorm comes after he was publicly lambasted for suggesting that coronavirus sufferers inject disinfectants as treatment.
- Trump's approval ratings are taking a hit, and his daily briefings may be cut back.
- Recent polls reveal that he might be falling behind his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, in some key states.
US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats through a series of fiery tweets for carrying out disinformation campaigns, claiming that he called coronavirus a hoax. This is while stating that he believes the COVID-19 epidemic will end in a “miracle.” The president has not elaborated on what he meant by “miracle.”
“The Do Nothing Democrats are spending much of their money on Fake Ads. I never said that the CoronaVirus is a ‘Hoax’, I said that the Democrats, and the way they lied about it, are a Hoax. Also, it did start with ‘one person from China’, and then grew, & will be a “Miracle” end!”
Trump did not name any specific Democrats in his accusations. He started off the morning with a flurry of tweets, one thanking Colorado residents for thank you notes, and naming U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), who is up for re-election in November.
“Thank you to the people of Colorado for the warm and gracious notes and letters sent to me for all of the Ventilators we got for you. It was my great honor!”
The latest tweetstorm comes after he was publicly lambasted for suggesting that coronavirus sufferers inject disinfectants as treatment. He later said that the statement was sarcastic. A series of unconfirmed reports claim that the president’s daily coronavirus briefings will most likely be cut back to prevent alienation of key voters that will be crucial during the November elections.
With his beloved campaign rallies now extinguished by the coronavirus crisis, he has taken the opportunity to lead the televised afternoon updates, which have at times extended for two hours. Trump has used the platform to highlight his government’s key achievements in the fight against the malady. Some of his unsubstantiated claims during these sessions, such as the use of antimalarial drugs for treatment, and now the injection of disinfectants, have drawn criticism. His approval ratings have taken a hit as a result.
His current average approval rating is at 43 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight statistics. Recent polls reveal that he might be falling behind his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, in some key states, which include Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
According to Jason Miller, a former Trump campaign official, the president should only address the nation when there’s something important to announce. According to the former aide, this would help limit the damage. “The president should definitely take advantage when he has something to announce, but if it’s simply a check-in from the day before, I would hand it off to the scientific folks or the economic response team.”
An insider who recently spoke to Politico revealed that a close advisor to Trump was worried about the overexposure brought on by the briefings. “Bickering with the media for two hours on live television does nothing to help Americans who are struggling right now and want to know how and when their lives will return to normal,” he said.