President Donald Trump's coronavirus press briefing on Monday wandered all over the place. The president repeatedly attacked Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) for securing protective equipment without his help, complained that U.S. allies are ripping off the country, bragged about his travel restrictions on China, and got in a fight with correspondent Yamiche Alcindor when she asked about his slow response.
Commenters on social media could barely even make sense of what they had just seen.
@WhiteHouse @NewYorkGOP Stop lying to the American people and stealing PPE from states which purchased it themselves.— 🚗 💜 (@🚗 💜)1587419129.0
He’s a week away from coming to these in an old bathrobe. https://t.co/Wuagqv0mqe— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1587425001.0
He held a rally https://t.co/frdFvahSRe— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1587424547.0
Trump just interrupted General Semonite to coax him into talking about the border wall...unbelievable. https://t.co/Wby6Os0NtR— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1587424582.0
If the TV version of God was real, these press briefings would be interrupted by a few lightning bolts, and Nancy Pelosi would be President.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1587425547.0