It was watching Fox News, not the meetings with doctors and healthcare experts, that convinced Trump to extend the social distancing restrictions.
Trump admitted that if the voting pushed by Democrats in the coronavirus bill were enacted, Republicans wouldn't win another election.
Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman, the author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’s rises and fall at the network, says Fox News’s decision to oust prime time host Trish Regan was done to limit legal liability. The decision came after Fox News downplayed the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) announced his state will take charge of coronavirus testing, citing President Donald Trump’s administration’s “profound failing” to roll tests out successfully.
As coverage of the coronavirus streams 24-7 on the airways, updating cases and casualties as well as policy shifts and other breaking developments, it is understandable Americans might find their attention riveted to day to day events linked to the pandemic, making it hard to even think about larger political contexts or issues raised by the pandemic.
Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed an impatience to send Americans back to work and re-open all the businesses currently closed.
“We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem,” he has said repeatedly.
Trump launched into a conspiracy theory and appeared to accuse hospitals of lying about the number of masks that they need during the coronavirus briefing.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed Trump's denial and delay for the deaths of Americans and hinted that the House would be investigating in the future.
As Americans are dying by the thousands, Donald Trump lied and bragged about the television ratings that his coronavirus briefings are drawing.
In defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this month, President Donald Trump brought forward an unusual comparison, implying that his predecessor had done a worse job than him during a separate viral outbreak.
The ineptitude and general inability of President Donald Trump to function properly and appropriately in his role as chief executive were known well-before these past few weeks, but the coronavirus crisis has seemed to highlight what we’ve already understood for quite some time: if the United States ever faced a real crisis with Trump still in office, it would be a very, very bad thing.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has banned a reporter from his coronavirus briefings because she requested that the briefings practice social distancing.
A daily tracking poll on the coronavirus has found that approval of Trump's handling of the epidemic has plunged a net 13 points in less than a week.
Trump attacked the press's coronavirus coverage for sourcing after he spent years planting fake news as his own pretend press secretary.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) says her state is not getting urgently needed medical supplies to battle the coronavirus pandemic because contractors are first sending supplies to the federal government.
Former Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump “did promise America first,” a response to the news that the United States now leads the world in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said that the Trump administration told vendors not to send needed ventilators to her state of Michigan.
The United States now has the highest rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world at 86,000. As the White House grapples with heavy criticism regarding its delayed response, Donald Trump Jr. took to Instagram to share a racist meme about the crisis.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) says President Donald Trump “is not looking at the facts” of the coronavirus pandemic after the president said he doesn’t believe New York needs 30,000 ventilators to treat infected patients.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would suspend enforcement of environmental regulations because of the coronavirus pandemic. The EPA made the decision following “an influx of requests from businesses for a relaxation of regulations as they face layoffs, personnel restrictions and other problems related to the coronavirus outbreak,” according to The New York Times, which broke the story.