Fact-Checking The Claims Made At Thursday's Coronavirus Briefing - Day That Was
Those hoping for clarity and accurate information from Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing may have come away disappointed. It included a number of unanswered questions or optimistic untruths about the availability of aid for small businesses, problems in the supply chain for ventilators and personal protective equipment. Aired on 4/2/2020.
At today's coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized the World Health Organization's dealings with China, and accused it of not acting soon enough to help countries deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, he said he was cutting off funding to WHO. However, taking a look at Trump's own words from the past few months shows him both praising the WHO's response to China, and ignoring the WHO's advice. And Trump's push to reopen the economy comes as WHO issues guidelines for when countries should consider it safe to do so. The U.S. has not yet met any of those guidelines. Aired on 04/14/2020. CNN's Victor Blackwell examines President Donald Trump's claims about the national stockpile of medical supplies needed to fight coronavirus. U.S. President Donald Trump said at a White House briefing Tuesday, April 21, that he plans to issue a 60-day pause on immigration to protect American workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but the suspension will not apply to temporary workers.
————————— With a rising death toll and the number of COVID-19 cases surging, the president has used his coronavirus briefings to talk about the television ratings for his briefings and the number of followers he has on social media. Aired on 4/1/20.