Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday suggested that President Donald Trump is not helping the American people with his appearances at coronavirus task force briefings.
McConnell told Fox News Radio that Americans would rather hear from scientists and public health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.
“Well, certainly what the American people are most interested in is the advice from health professionals about how to conduct their daily lives safely,” he said after being asked whether the president should curtail the events.
Trump is expected to hold a briefing on Monday in the White House Rose Garden. It was not immediately clear if public health officials would be in attendance.
McConnell: "There probably will be another state and local funding bill. We need to make sure that we achieve something that will go beyond just sending out money."
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McConnell asked on Guy Benson show on whether WH shud shorten briefings: "Well, certainly what the American people are most interested in is the advice from health professionals about how to conduct their daily lives safely."
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Asked about the talk about the change in WH press briefings, McConnell said on Fox radio “certainly what the American people are most interested in” is advice from public health care officials
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