Monday saw one of the most chaotic White House coronavirus press briefings yet, with President Donald Trump playing a campaign-style montage to White House reporters and getting into a shouting match with CBS reporter Paula Reid after she asked him why he wasted a month before the pandemic exploded.
Commenters on social media were gobsmacked by the president's meltdown.
OMG Trump's dream fulfilled: playing clips from Fox, Hannity to the captive reporters in the White House press roo… https://t.co/9awIq3gBLo— Susan Glasser (@Susan Glasser)1586815552.0
Howell Raines, former executive editor of the New York Times, on Trump's press briefing: "This is one of the most… https://t.co/sazApMh6no— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺 (@The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺)1586817411.0
There is absolutely NO QUESTION that the President of the United States is UNFIT for Office. Please view and share… https://t.co/3L4Pe37Lr5— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1586817242.0
So did I miss anything at the press briefing while I was cooki— https://t.co/BKSfLP9t7z— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1586818125.0
This Trump #PressBriefing is the craziest thing I've ever seen and I once wrote a Christmas movie where they digita… https://t.co/uBckGlm2ZH— Dan Fogelman (@Dan Fogelman)1586817694.0
Amid Trump’s #PressBriefing meltdown, CBS Reporter Paula Reid asked Trump: “Tens of thousands of Americans are dea… https://t.co/vpPLFQniQK— Rantt Media (@Rantt Media)1586818121.0
#PressBriefing Read the CNN chirons ....As Trump lies and Rants ! 😀 Read the chirons...CNN was ready for Trump toni… https://t.co/gT31eAMDqQ— Josey Chuks (@Josey Chuks)1586817420.0