Donald Trump held another of his
propaganda rallies White House press briefings on the coronavirus threat today, and it didn’t go well.
At one point, he claimed he has “total authority” as president to do what he wants like re-open all the businesses in the country when he wants to.
Mind you, it’s the governors of each state that has made the decisions to announce stay-at-home orders, but now the Donald says he can do what he wants when he wants because “the Constitution says so.”
President Trump: “When somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total.” pic.twitter.com/ZqM7VqswA5
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2020
OMG trump gets pressed on his “total authority” statement, tries to side-step it, gets pressed again, and then shuts her down.
“But who told you the President has total authority?”
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 13, 2020
Paula Reid of CBS News does not back down here.
This is @PaulaReidCBS – She’s a lawyer and the White House correspondent for @CBSNews. And she is doing her job. (Please note the chryon by CNN underneath the heated exchange…) #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/TkQlI2xeD1
— The Randy Report (@randyslovacek) April 13, 2020
I’ll also mention it became apparent during today’s press briefing that the writer of CNN’s chyron has zero fucks left to give.