CNN became the first cable news network not to air Trump’s comments at the coronavirus briefing. Instead, the network began its coverage when Dr. Brix was speaking.
The change was noted on Twitter:
The American people missed nothing by CNN not airing Trump’s opening remarks.
As I pointed out in the tweet above, there is no reason for the networks to be showing Trump’s opening statement. He provides no information and spends his time pushing political spin about how great his administration’s response to the crisis has been.
The American people would be better served if the Trump propaganda portion of the briefing was not televised.