Donald Trump truly outdid himself last Thursday with his scheme to eliminate coronavirus by getting Americans to inject disinfectant into themselves. After public health officials, disinfectant producers, and news outlets scrambled to prevent a rash of needless deaths, Dr. Trump declined to take any questions at Friday’s coronavirus briefing, opting instead to make a quick exit after a series of brief announcements.
Over the weekend, the briefing was left for dead. And finally, on Monday, the White House yanked the previously scheduled briefing from its media announcements. “UPDATES: The 5 PM press briefing has been canceled,” read the the updated daily guidance that goes out to all White House correspondents and other reporters.