by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Trump’s coronavirus daily updates once had a purpose. It’s now a media circus.
Trump’s daily coronavirus discussions have become less about defeating the virus and more about his feuds with the press and his political enemies.
Even the Wall Street journal editorial board, normally a Trump supporter, is critical of Trump’s Wasted Briefings.
Sometime in the last three weeks Mr. Trump seems to have concluded that the briefings could be a showcase for him. Perhaps they substitute in his mind for the campaign rallies he can no longer hold because of the risks. Perhaps he resented the media adulation that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been receiving for his daily show. Whatever the reason, the briefings are now all about the President.