Donald Trump held a press convention on Friday to debate prescription drug costs, however the second additionally included him falsely claiming “he gained” the 2020 election whereas accusing Moderna and Pfizer of working to cease his re-election efforts. The 2 pharmaceutical firms introduced their coronavirus vaccines have been 90 per cent or simpler towards the novel virus following the election.
The press convention was really not a press convention as a result of the president took no questions. His choice to not take questions doubtlessly got here after White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany held her press briefing since 1 October on Friday.
Ms McEnany, who defended Mr Trump’s refusal to concede the election, was heckled by one reporter through the briefing over her incapacity to just accept the election outcomes. She additionally entered right into a verbal spat with a CNN reporter, whom she referred to as an “activist”, after refusing to reply extra questions.
This comes after Mr Trump was informed to to maneuver apart by Republican senator Lamar Alexander, who mentioned on Friday that the US president ought to enable the transition to a Biden administration to happen after greater than two weeks of delay. Sources near the president prompt that his refusal to concede was, partly, an act of revenge on Democrats who investigated Russian interference in his 2016 win over Hillary Clinton.
And later within the day it was confirmed that the president’s son, Don Jr, had examined optimistic for coronavirus and was quarantining.