Read time: 1 minute

Trump COVID Briefings: Same Script, Different Day

The Recount put these briefings together, where Trump just reads from the same script on different days.

Trump calls these things he does Coronavirus Press Briefings, but they're basically just more propaganda for his re-election campaign. That's their essential purpose. They're not there to present information. And if they're not, you might as well just re-use whatever facts you have from one day to the next, because they don't matter. They're not the point of these dreary exercises.

So what is the point? Disinformation.

Disinformation is false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive. This is a subset of misinformation, which may also be unintentional. The English word disinformation is a loan translation of the Russian dezinformatsiya, derived from the title of a KGB black propaganda department.


Here's some Twitter reaction to The Recount's video.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.