Trump Derangement Syndrome: Washington State Public Radio Station Won’t Play Trump Briefing Because of “False or misleading information”

The Hill reported that KUOW, a public radio station in Washington, will no longer be airing press briefings from the White House on the updates from the Wuhan virus “due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact checked in real time.”

President Donald Trump has been a participant in the briefings with the administration’s Wuhan virus task force almost daily, standing next to members of his Cabinet and public health officials.

“KUOW is monitoring White House briefings for the latest news on the coronavirus — and we will continue to share all news relevant to Washington State with our listeners,” the station declared in a tweet.

“However, we will not be airing the briefings live due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact checked in real time,” it continued.

Trump has been criticized for relaying information that contradicts statements from public health officials.

Trump was also under scrutiny for downplaying the virus earlier on, but his subsequent handling of the crisis has seen him getting a boost in the approval polls.

Washington is one of the states most impacted by the virus, with approximately 2,500 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

“It’s not surprising, but also a failure of their duty to the American people, that some media outlets would choose to block their audiences from receiving accurate, up-to-date information on President Trump’s whole-of-government approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19,” Judd Deere, a White House spokesperson, informed The Hill.

He noted “no other Administration has been as transparent and as accessible as this one, and we will continue to make sure this Nation hears from its leaders and top health experts during this global pandemic.”

 

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