By Franca Joseph, For Agenda Watchdog, April 25, 2020
AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Donald Trump abruptly exited his daily White House press briefing Friday without taking a single question, after digging an increasingly deep hole over his comments about treating coronavirus patients with powerful disinfectants.
The event lasted just 22 minutes, with Trump sharing the stage with other officials instead of holding court for up to two hours like he has on occasion.
White House officials have reportedly begun discussing ways to curtail the President’s tole and cut back on daily briefings, according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the White House who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Although the daily briefings are popular with his base, advisers worried that they may alienate other viewers as they often contain inaccurate information.