Last week, the Bachelorette star canceled an event due to a family emergency.
Lynn: DONALD TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS ARE NON PRODUCTIVE Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings had started off as “a good idea to educate the public” about the pandemic but had now descended into “a boring show of President Vs. the press” after Trump decided to make them all about himself. Trump’s frequent “outbursts against his political critics” were “notably off-key at this moment” given the “once-a-century threat to American life and livelihood,” it added, noting how public health officials have in the briefings been relegated to the role of “supporting actors.”“If Mr. Trump thinks these daily sessions will help him defeat Joe Biden, he’s wrong,” Trump’s 2020 campaign against the de facto Democratic nominee Biden is “about one issue: how well the public thinks the President has done in defeating the virus and restarting the economy.” Trump would have probably gained some supporters if he had just admitted he made some mistakes and didn't spend everyday pointing his fingers everywhere except at his own administration. But thinking Americans will remember his lame attempts to deflect responsibility for his administrations missteps, probably. The longer he continues to be himself in those briefings, more people will see what the majority of Americans already know. Donald Trump should not be our president. DONALD TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS ARE LIKE CAMPAIGN RALLIES Mike Pence is blocking the US's top public-health officials from appearing on CNN in an effort to pressure the network to air the White House coronavirus briefings in their entirety. CNN is one of several networks that often cut away from the briefings to fact-check the President Donald Trump's statements and don't always air the full events, which can last a few hours. "When you guys cover the briefings with the health officials then you can expect them back on your air," a representative for Pence told CNN. Many critics have argued that the daily events often bear more resemblance to campaign rallies than informational briefings.Trump thinks its more important to get press time vs. getting experts to give information to the American people. TRUMP'S MARATHON BRIEFINGS, ANSWERS AND MESSAGES ARE OFTEN CONTRADICTORY We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO, when he was asked a bit later whether it was the right time to delay money for the health agency in the middle of a pandemic, he denied that he said he would. “I’m not saying that I’m going to do it,” he said during his news briefing Tuesday. “But we’re going to look at it.”“You did say you were going to do it,” a reporter pointed out.“No, I didn’t,” he said. “I said we’re going to look at it.” He has switched political parties at least five times, proclaimed himself “very pro-choice” before becoming an ardent opponent of abortion rights, supported an assault rifle ban before casting himself as a vocal champion of the Second Amendment, proposed increasing taxes on the rich before cutting taxes on the rich and boasted of raunchy exploits with women before courting the evangelical vote.Initially, he likened it to an ordinary flu that would “miraculously” go away, then he later called it “the worst thing that the country has probably ever seen” and declared “war” against the virus. Then he aimed to reopen the country by Easter, before retreating and declaring “hard days” ahead. During Tuesday’s session, he launched into a long broadside against the evils of mail-in voting, which he called “a very dangerous thing for this country.” Only after a reporter pointed it out did he acknowledge that he has mailed in votes himself — as recently last month for Florida’s primary. How did he reconcile that? “Because I’m allowed to,” he said. “Well, that’s called ‘out of state.’ You know, why I voted? Because I happen to be in the White House and I won’t be able to go to Florida to vote.” How is that different from others who cannot go in person or do not want to risk their health? To that, he said, “You get thousands and thousands of people sitting in somebody’s living room, signing ballots all over the place.” He has also pivoted back and forth in his view of China’s handling of the virus, which broke out there before coming to the United States. At first, he praised Beijing. “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus,” he wrote on Twitter on Jan. 24. “The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency.”But then in mid-March, after a Chinese official floated a conspiracy theory that “it might be US army who brought the epidemic” to China, Trump lashed out, referring to the “Chinese virus” and blaming Beijing for not being transparent, as he had previously said it was.But later said “Everything seems to be very biased toward China,” Trump said. “That’s not right.” He calls journalists "Nasty,", "You're a third-rate reporter and what you just said is a disgrace, OK?", "terrible.", Anyone but wannabe mob boss Don the Con in 2020!