tirsdag 12. mai 2020

Analysis: Trump acts like he wants the US press to be more like China's

President Donald Trump on Thursday made one thing clear: Even as he's trying to blame China for not being transparent about the coronavirus pandemic, he's yearning for it to be covered in the US the way it was in that authoritarian state.

Speaking at the White House's daily coronavirus briefing, Trump praised a right-wing conspiracy outlet which produces propaganda on his behalf, while simultaneously bashing credible news organizations as untrustworthy sources of information as he struggled to answer basic questions from reporters. Trump has taken questions regularly from reporters in the briefing room and has been unmistakably more transparent than the Chinese government while combating the coronavirus.