President Donald Trump should personally brief reporters and the public on the CCP virus, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said.
“His approval rating on the pandemic was higher when he was at the podium. It was 51 percent in March. I think people want to hear from the president of the United States,” Conway told reporters outside the White House on Friday morning.
Trump has still been addressing the pandemic and efforts to respond to it, including vaccine development, but a briefing would help boost his approval ratings, she said.
Its no coincidence that public opinion of Trumps handling of the COVID-19 pandemic was higher when he was personally attending briefings from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the advisor said.
“There he was, with his doctors, and everybody was answering questions and presenting information when the news was very dire and very sad every day,” she added.
Daily briefings from Trump and members of the task force petered out in May. Since then, the group has rarely come together to hold press conferences, though they do regularly hold closed-door meetings.
The White House didnt immediately respond to a request for comment.
Conway said the president may address the matter during his planned appearance on Read More From Source