On CNN Wednesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said that President Donald Trump has not discussed the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks because his officials fear he’d suggest injecting bleach again.
“My understanding is that he, according to a number of people, would have been fine with some kind of briefing being held about a month ago by Mike Pence, the vice president, which eventually came last week,” said Haberman. “But there were a couple of people around the president, namely Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, and Mark Meadows, who prefer that he not do it, for different reasons.”
“Hope Hicks and Jared Kushner are concerned that the president is going to re-do one of those famous performances from the briefing room, whether it was about injecting breach or screaming at reporters,” said Haberman. “And I think Mark Meadows wants to be focused solely on the economy. And to your point, you can talk about it all you want, but that doesn’t mean people are not dealing with the coronavirus. That’s where the country is, it’s going to become more noticeable the longer the president goes without discussing it.”
Trump is going on a ‘sour grapes tour’ after his lawsuits failed spectacularly: GOP election lawyer
President Donald Trump is still not conceding that he lost the 2020 presidential election and is even traveling to Pennsylvania on Wednesday to observe a partisan Republican hearing about "voter fraud."
Longtime Republican election attorney Ben Ginsburg told CNN on Wednesday that the president increasingly looks like he's out of options and is simply reacting to his defeat with bitter resentment.
Republicans are terrified of having to think for themselves once Trump is gone: S.E. Cupp
On CNN Monday, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp argued that GOP lawmakers are not just scared of retribution for not standing with outgoing President Donald Trump; they are also scared of having to define what they stand for as a party without him telling them what to believe.
"For the past four years, we, especially in the media, have heard Republicans in private are XYZ — disgusted, disturbed, troubled — but publicly, very silent, except in these moments where it really doesn't count, where everyone is doing it," said Cupp. "I think, in fact, if I write another book, I will call it 'In private: the great cowardice of Trump's GOP.'"
‘No hands to play’: Harvard Law professor says even competent lawyers wouldn’t have saved Trump’s case
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe argued that President Donald Trump's legal case to overturn the presidential election results was doomed to fail — even if he had had more knowledgeable and skilled legal counsel.
"Let me ask you about the breaking news from the GSA," said anchor Erin Burnett. "Emily Murphy, Trump appointee, said she was not pressured to do anything. Trump obviously seems to be clearly taking credit, I recommended she do this, I am the one calling the shots. You have been very clear that this withholding of a transition from the GSA and Emily Murphy, as the chief, could have been in violation of federal law. Do you believe any laws were broken in this delay?"