Wed Jun 17th, 2020 at 12:16:14 PM EST
VP Pence sees end of war on coronavirus ... WE'VE WON!
Pence Misleadingly Blames Coronavirus Spikes on Rise in Testing | NY Times |
On a private call with governors, the vice president played down new outbreaks, stressing that some states were seeing what he called "intermittent" spikes. Experts have warned it's not that simple.
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.... even though testing data has shown that such a claim is misleading.
"I would just encourage you all, as we talk about these things, to make sure and continue to explain to your citizens the magnitude of increase in testing," Mr. Pence said on a call with governors, audio of which was obtained by The New York Times. "And that in most of the cases where we are seeing some marginal rise in number, that's more a result of the extraordinary work you're doing."
Global report: six US states report most ever new coronavirus cases | The Guardian |
New White House coronavirus communications strategy for Trump off to confusing start | ABC News - April 27, 2020 |
Speaking to reporters Monday morning, McEnany denied that the White House was looking to scale back briefings out of any concern that they were hurting President Trump politically. He has been pilloried for a series of false and inflammatory comments he has made at the lengthy appearances, most recently for suggesting an "injection" of disinfectant could help people ill from the novel coronavirus.
Rather, she said, the shift in strategy came about "because we're entering a phase of reopening."
“As you know, 25 states have reopening plans, 25 are in the process of issuing new reopening plans. We're entering a phase of looking to reopen the country. And with that the president will be focusing a lot on the economy,” she said.
On this side of the Big Pond ... BoJo’s struggling: