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95,455,450
Confirmed
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67,929,894
Recovered
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Global Statistics

All countries
95,455,450
Confirmed
Updated on January 18, 2021 12:57 am
All countries
67,929,894
Recovered
Updated on January 18, 2021 12:57 am
All countries
2,038,934
Deaths
Updated on January 18, 2021 12:57 am

Trump deletes ‘Noble Prizes’ tweets as he struggles with coronavirus message

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The president has put a spotlight on himself amid the outbreak, taking a starring role in the near-daily press briefings on the virus at the White House briefing room. But he has continued to lash out at media figures, in person and on social media, over coverage he dislikes.

‘Hamberger’ with a side of gripes

On Sunday, his target was The New York Times. “I work from early in the morning until late at night, haven’t left the White House in many months (except to launch Hospital Ship Comfort) in order to take care of Trade Deals, Military Rebuilding etc.,” Trump wrote in a since-deleted pair of tweets, which have been recovered by various online services.

“And then I read a phony story in the failing @nytimes about my work schedule and eating habits, written by a third rate reporter who knows nothing about me,” Trump said.

“I will often be in the Oval Office late into the night & read & see that I am angrily eating a hamberger & Diet Coke in my bedroom. People with me are always stunned. Anything to demean!” he said.

The White House did not respond to CNBC’s inquiry about why the president deleted the tweets. He later retweeted the tweets, correcting the misspelling of “hamburger.”

Trump appeared to be responding to the newspaper’s report published Thursday, describing him as a “sour president” who is increasingly isolated, worried and frustrated about his portrayal in the media.

Trump has experienced a backlash even among his own Republican supporters who say that his lengthy, freewheeling performances at the daily press briefings are doing more harm than good, the Times reported. Recent polls show Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the apparent Democratic nominee in 2020, neck and neck in six key battleground states crucial for Trump’s reelection.

The report did not say that Trump’s recent habits include eating hamburgers from his bedroom, but did say that the president will watch television after the briefings with aides in his dining room, where “comfort food — including French fries and Diet Coke — is readily available.”

White House staffers appeared to push back on the Times’ portrayal. They told the New York Post on Sunday that Trump’s schedule is so busy that he often skips lunch.

Annie Karni, one of the journalists on the Times’ report, tweeted in response to the Post that her story did not accuse the Trump of laziness, but rather of being consumed by media coverage.

Karni, herself a former New York Post reporter, also noted that officials who wanted to emphasize Trump’s around-the-clock schedule would highlight the fact that the president would hold working lunches with cabinet officials.

A ‘Noble’ error

Later Sunday, in a separate deleted Twitter thread, Trump attacked “all of the ‘reporters’ who have received Noble Prizes for their work on Russia, Russia, Russia, only to have been proven totally wrong (and, in fact, it was the other side who committed the crimes).”

The president asked when those reporters will “be turning back their cherished ‘Nobles’ so that they can be given to the REAL REPORTERS & JOURNALISTS who got it right.”

“When will the Noble Committee DEMAND the Prizes back, especially since they were gotten under fraud? The reporters and Lamestream Media knew the truth all along,” Trump wrote. “Lawsuits should be brought against all, including the Fake News Organizations, to rectify this terrible injustice. For all of the great lawyers out there, do we have any takers? When will the Noble Committee Act? Better be fast!”

Trump later tweeted that he had not simply misspelled “Nobel Prizes,” which are awarded annually for outstanding contributions in several categories. Rather, the president again said he was being sarcastic.

Despite the president’s reported resistance to willingly give up a captive audience of millions, he may soon take a step back from the briefings.

He took no questions at the previous briefing Friday, which at 22 minutes marked one of the shortest pressers yet for the White House coronavirus task force. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said earlier Monday that the president was not expected to attend the task force’s next briefing, which was originally scheduled to be held at 5 p.m. ET. 

McEnany tweeted that Trump will brief the nation about “additional testing guidance and other announcements about safely opening up America again” during a press conference later Monday.

Earlier Monday morning, Trump fired off more anti-media tweets, describing the “Lamestream” media as “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

There are more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States than in any other country: More than 965,000 infections and more than 54,000 deaths have been confirmed, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The outbreak, which originated near the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province, has tanked the U.S. economy, casting a shadow over Trump’s most-used argument for his reelection in November.

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