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.
s/o to our video wizard @brenonade for this piece!
— The Recount (@therecount) August 12, 2020
Groundhog Day... except the groundhog is a rabid killer
— Mark Ristine (@RistineMark) August 12, 2020
Even his speechwriters are lazy.
— Hamish Mitchell (@H_MitchellPhoto) August 12, 2020
Wow, so Trump’s “briefings” aren’t even original. He’s re-reading the same script on multiple days. pic.twitter.com/UBBrEhWIY9
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) August 12, 2020