Live Presidential Address Started: Watch it Here

Mish

At 5:00 PM Eastern, the Coronavirus Task Force will give an update on what's happening.

President Trump and the White House task force (led by VP Mike Pence DHHS Secretary Alex Azar, Dr. Birx, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Adams and the rest) are holding their daily press briefing at 5 pm ET, just an hour before futures open.

The event will reportedly take place in the White House Rose Garden.

I picked up this idea from ZeroHedge.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Greggg
Greggg

Joe Diffie announced he had covid 19 Friday. He died today. This proves to be one of his most prophetic songs. Like it was written for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvZ-Lw9YyE

Sechel
Sechel

no it wasn't a mistake. it was an aspiration

Sechel
Sechel

copays are getting waved. everyone is stepping up.

that's not how it works. premiums will go up next year. no idea how much but it will be significant.

Sechel
Sechel

Trump is right. The press doesn't know how to ask questions. They should have simply asked what the formula will be for allocating ventilators instead of bringing up Trump questioning the need

Greggg
Greggg

Can your employer take your stimulus check?

davebarnes
davebarnes

The inarticulate narcissistic psychopath does not deserve live coverage.
All he does is spew lies.

Realist
Realist

One big positive: improvements in testing and even a self swab, which greatly reduces the need for PPE. Scientific progress.

Sechel
Sechel

This might be the first time Trump has received and reacted to data and analysis. The 2.2. million deaths seems to have registered

Zardoz
Zardoz

It's confusing to watch, but if you play circus music, it all snaps into place.

Sechel
Sechel

back to angry , vindictive and fake news

Sechel
Sechel

amazing to hear trump say he doesn't think we can ease off the gas for another month because he asked the two doctors , fauci and birx and they are the experts. Wow!!

Sechel
Sechel

Talking about Elmhurst hospital and bringing up how closeby he lived to it is smart. He's personalizing the event. Trump needs to do more of this. Why is he not discussing how the Spanish Flu claimed his grandfather? Lost opportunity.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

Anyone have insight why the global death rate is 4.71% vs 1.75% for U.S. I hope the answer isnt that U.S. is only in the early stage.

sangell
sangell

Trump hit is out of the ballpark. Can anyone imagine Joe Bidein or mentally ill lunatic like Mish doing bettee

Greggg
Greggg

Kennedy Center got Federal money. Why? Because the Titanic's band played all the way to the end. We are not to be out done.

Sechel
Sechel

the big thing i got out of this press conference is that trump's Easter Sunday target ain't happening. It was simply foolish for him to so publicly discuss. Same error made with suggesting he might lock down NY, NJ & Ct. Completely unnecessary and added to the public angst. Any professional trained in crisis management would have told him this is not what you do. Trump was not providing information. Not sure what he thought he was doing.

Quatloo
Quatloo

I switched to watching it on CNN after Trump started going off on them. Instead of being dignified in their reaction, they posted headlines about how Trump spoke “lies” in the press conference and contradicted his earlier statements. They looked anything but objective in their coverage of him.

sangell
sangell

I want theUSPS to stop delivering anymore 'subsidized' junk mail to me instead of UPS and Fedex delivering what I ordered because the government agencies are 'indispensible' and employ unnecessary people.

The USPS should stop ALL non first class mail immediately but Secher might lose his job if we did that!

sangell
sangell

Better get used to it Mish. Trump is here to stay. Cuomo can do his bitchothons and pretend to smile as he says he cannot cook because of his divorce but he allowed a plague to overtake him. Biden is a grinning idiot and Trump is an effective chief executive.

Hopefully Trump can inflict real pain on you and your ilk in his second term. You deserve it.

Sechel
Sechel

I just wish Trump wasn't bragging about stuff he's doing now that should have been done weeks ago. It could have been done, and if it had to we'd be playing a very different ballgame

sangell
sangell

And if 'wishes were horses beggars might ride' and if FDR had ordered the Pacific Fleet to sea on December 6th, 1941 many lives could've have been saved, but that isn't how the world works. Things happen and you deal with them as they come. Cuomo isn't th e answer because Trump, like Nimitz has the job. Rally around the chief!

CaliforniaStan
CaliforniaStan

Actually, there is a very good argument that if the fleet had been at sea and engaged the Japanese, many more lives would have been lost, because at Pearl, the ships were in shallow water. Lets go back a few wars. Let's sack Trump just as Lincoln sacked McClellan.

Sechel
Sechel

another trump pivot on the march 31st press conference. no longer wants states to go it alone and ventilators and compete with other states and the federal government. for the first time trump said, if you think that's happening call them up and they'll manage it. this is what states have been requesting for weeks now


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