President Trump said Monday will return to the White House briefing room every day to give updates on the coronavirus, and no doubt whatever else he feels like talking about.
It doesn’t take a political genius to figure out why. The briefings provided an incredible platform for him, and since he abandoned the events, Joe Biden has gained in the polls. What’s more, even though he is trying to pretend the plague is getting better, voters remain deeply concerned about it, polls show.
The briefings begin Tuesday afternoon and will be at 5 pm. “We had a good slot. A lot of people were watching,” he said.
Kellyanne Conway acknowledged the political benefit, and no doubt was a leading voice to revive the routine.
“The president’s numbers were much higher when he was out there briefing everybody on his day-by-day basis about the coronavirus,” she said last week on Fox & Friends. “Just giving people the information . . . I think the president should be doing that.”