On Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered his daily coronavirus press briefing, which ended with him on the defensive about a number of topics, from his claims children are nearly "immune" to coronavirus, to his insistence that the Beirut explosion was an attack, to his continued lies about mail-in voting.
His performance drew scorn from commenters on social media.
I’m not sure I understood this correctly but I think he just said he’s going to put Deborah Birx in a West Virginia… https://t.co/5A3LzzaGIX— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1596664708.0
Trump now says that no one really knows what the explosion in Beirut was after saying yesterday it was an attack /… https://t.co/lqjUCKlQAF— Sam Vinograd (@Sam Vinograd)1596665569.0
Looks like today's #Trump #Briefing is over. That? Was actually kind of good. Not for Donnie. He biffed it, as us… https://t.co/CgaagRPxBz— snarke (@snarke)1596666031.0
Trump is basically using tonight’s Covid briefing to campaign in Arizona. Unfricking believable!— Rob (@Rob)1596664677.0
Trump claimed generals told him the Beirut attack was likely an attack. Anyone want to take a bet that no generals… https://t.co/B5HLAuHAs5— Steven Beschloss (@Steven Beschloss)1596659733.0
Trump is having a press briefing and can’t stand still while he’s speaking! What is going on??— Mystery Solvent (@Mystery Solvent)1596664340.0