The Point: Don't be fooled: There is no 'new' Trump on coronavirus (or anything else)

Written by Annette

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump, in his first coronavirus briefing in several months, delivered a sober assessment of the fight against Covid-19 — acknowledging that “it will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better” and even offering a sort-of endorsement for mask-wearing. At just over 30 minutes, the briefing was far shorter than the rollicking (and rambling) updates Trump was providing on the virus earlier in the year. And Trump himself was significantly more disciplined, largely sticking to prepared remarks and avoiding long asides in which he cast blame on everyone but himself for the current coronavirus state of affairs.


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